Say what you want about Fleetwood Mac, but you could never accuse the band dynamic of being dull.
Lindsay Buckingham was fired from the band earlier this year because, as the band said, they had all agreed to tour this fall, and out of the blue, Buckingham said that he wanted to wait until 2019. The band wanted to keep the original plan, and decided to move on without Buckingham.
This may shock you, but that might not be the way it went down, and it’s for that reason that Buckingham has now sued the band for $12 million, which is what he says he was set to pocket on the tour.
As Buckingham told Rolling Stone this week, it may have started with a smirk while the band was onstage two nights before the firing, and Stevie was at the podium accepting an honour on behalf of the band from MusiCares, “We have this standing joke that Stevie, when she talks, goes on a long time. I may or may not have smirked.”
Buckingham says that Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood were sharing the joke by waltzing together behind Nicks, and that for the two days of rehearsal before that night, the band had been getting along great.
You can see those moments in the video from that night, I’d recommend skipping ahead to about the 10:30 mark, because Nicks does go…on…for…ever….
Next thing he knows – he says – Buckingham gets a call from manager Irving Azoff saying that Nicks has made it clear that she never wants to share another stage with Buckingham.
I guess we’ll get the other side of that particular story – or maybe not – if it ever gets to court.
More details HERE.