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Ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist settles suit

By AAP Newswire

Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and his former Fleetwood Mac bandmates have settled a lawsuit he filed after he was axed from a tour.

In April the band surprised the music world by announcing that Buckingham had been fired and was being replaced by New Zealand's musical superstar, Neil Finn.

Buckingham, a key member of the British-American band with hits such as Don't Stop and Go Your Own Way, did not disclose the terms of the settlement agreement, but he expressed little hope of rejoining Fleetwood Mac.

"I'm pretty much figuring that I won't," Buckingham told CBS News on Saturday.

Buckingham filed a civil lawsuit in October in Los Angeles Superior Court, accusing other members of the band of breach of contract and saying the dispute stemmed from a clash between the planned 2018/19 Fleetwood Mac tour and his wishes to play some solo dates.

The settlement was reached a couple weeks ago, Buckingham, 69, said.

"We've all signed off on something," he said.

Buckingham did not describe the terms of the settlement and Reuters could not immediately obtain a copy of the agreement.

Representatives for Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac could not immediately be reached for comment.

Fleetwood Mac, which first formed in 1967, has been plagued by behind-the-scenes romantic and creative tensions among its members and a shifting lineup over the years.