It has since come out that Lindsey was trying to work out a solo tour around Fleetwood Mac’s tour much like Lindsey and Christine had done when they were recording a new album while Stevie was touring with The Pretenders, and the rest of the group thought they were making a new Mac album.
Lindsey states he was forced to put off any solo touring in support of his new release, even tour appearances that weren’t in conflict with Mac’s tour. So perhaps he wasn’t the difficult one.
Bottom line is that the group handled Lindsey’s dismissal poorly, and did not seem to take the fans into account (it wouldn’t have mattered if it was Clapton or Keith Richards who were replacements) when it blew up the Rumours lineup because the band diva threw a tantrum.
This is a special, magical group, these four people who’ve spent 43 years together with Lindsey and it is a terrible end to their legacy. They’ve forced Lindsey into a corner and he’s coming out swinging. For a long term fan like myself who feels he grew up with and knew these talented artists, and was encouraged because of their nuggets of wisdom and gorgeous songs, it’s disappointing that it’s ended up in court with Lindsey v Stevie Nicks and her backing band. Such a letdown.