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Stevie Nicks Talks Future of Fleetwood Mac in New Interview

Nicks opens up about McVie’s sudden passing and the future of the Fleetwood Mac in new interview

Will Fleetwood Mac reunite? It seems that the legendary band will not be reuniting after all, according to singer, Stevie Nicks. In a recent interview with MOJO Magazine, Nicks opened up about how the sudden passing of her friend and bandmate, Christine McVie in November 2022, affected her — and the band’s future.

As for whether the band would ever reunite for another show, Nicks says it’s not possible. “Without Christine, no can do. There is no chance of putting Fleetwood Mac back together in any way,” Nicks shared in the interview. “Without her, it just couldn’t work.”

Stevie Nicks on losing McVie

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Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie performing (1977)Getty

The Fleetwood Mac singer shared that McVie’s passing was so unexpected and sudden. “It was all stunningly strange, because there wasn’t any lead up to it,” Nicks explained. The singer said she had planned to visit McVie when she found out about her friend’s stroke, but that her family said not to “because she may not be here tomorrow.” Sadly, the next day, the world lost Christine McVie.

In an earlier Stevie Nicks interview, the singer confirmed that she and McVie were quite close over the years. “She was like my soul mate, my musical soul mate, and my best friend that I spent more time with than any of my other best friends outside of Fleetwood Mac,” Nicks revealed in a 2023 interview with Vulture. Christine was my best friend.”

After learning about McVie’s stroke, Nicks was in shock. She said she had wanted to be with her friend and “sit on her bed and sing to her.” The musician explained that not getting to be with her friend in her final days was very hard for her to go through and that she wasn’t able to say goodbye.

While on her current solo tour, Nicks explained that she takes the time to honor McVie during the song “Landslide,” where she has a dedicated video montage of her and McVie. However, she says she can’ t watch the video because it makes her sob while performing. “The world is a little bit of an empty place without her.”

Putting the ‘Will Fleetwood Mac reunite?’ Rumours to rest

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Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie (2018)Getty

Of course, even though there may not be a Fleetwood Mac reunion for devoted fans, they can still see Nicks on her solo tour, which is currently happening. Nicks shares the stage with longtime collaborators Sharon Celani and Waddy Wachtel.

Now that Nicks has time to truly focus on her solo career rather than shift back and forth between that and the band, she is pleased that she can concentrate on her own music. She explained to MOJO that she now doesn’t have to worry about stopping her own work to jump back to the world of Fleetwood Mac.

Of course, everyone has been wondering, will Fleetwood Mac reunite? But without McVie, it seems impossible to ever get the band back together. But that doesn’t mean that Nicks can’t incorporate some of their best work into her solo tour. Some of the group’s most popular songs come from their 1977 album, Rumours, including “Second Hand News,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams” and “Gold Dust Woman.” McVie also had a hand in lead vocals, which she provided for the tracks “Songbird” and “Little Lies,” among many others.

Although Nicks would prefer not to be freed up from Fleetwood Mac, she does try to keep their music and memories alive, even in her solo era. “Fleetwood Mac is all over my set. Now that there is no more Fleetwood Mac, that opens the door for me to do other songs, like The Chain, that I’ve never done [solo]. I will keep the music of Fleetwood Mac alive, for as long as I can.”

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