Mick Fleetwood files for separation from wife of 17 years

Mick Fleetwood, drummer of Fleetwood Mac, is filing for legal separation from his wife. Mick Fleetwood and the rest of the band are on tour now. The band has been together for four decades.

Court records show Mick Fleetwood has filed for legal separation from his wife of more than 17 years in Los Angeles.

Fleetwood and Lynn Frankel Fleetwood have been married since July 1995 and have twin 11-year-old daughters together. He is seeking joint legal custody but wants his estranged wife to have physical custody of their children.

The Fleetwood Mac drummer filed for separation on March 22, but the documents were not publicly available until Tuesday. He does not list a date for the couple's separation but wants a judge to award him sole control of music royalties and other earnings from before their marriage.

The 65-year-old Grammy Award winner cites irreconcilable differences for the separation, but no other details are included in the filing.

Fleetwood Mac is currently on tour and is expected to release a new album shortly. Rolling Stone reported that "Fleetwood Mac will release an EP of brand new material "in a few days," Lindsey Buckingham said onstage during a show this past Saturday in Philadelphia. "It's the best stuff we've done in a long time," Buckingham said as he introduced one such new cut, "Sad Angel."

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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