Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is suing the group after they kicked him out, NBC News reported.
The lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court says he was kicked out of the band, which cost him at least $12 million in tour proceeds. He was a member of Fleetwood Mac on and off for 33 years, writing hits like "Go Your Own Way." The suit seeks unspecified damages, attorney's fees and interest on money he claims he is owed as a legal "partner" of the act.
The claim names Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood and reads almost as a history of Buckingham's contributions since he joined in 1975 on the condition, he said, that then-girlfriend Nicks was also accepted.
"I remain deeply surprised and saddened, as this decision ends the beautiful 43-year legacy we built together," Buckingham said in a statement. A publicist for the group did not immediately respond to a request for comment.