Christine McVie Talks Fleetwood Mac’s Future
Is this the end for Fleetwood Mac? According to Christine McVie, a return to touring even when–and if–it returns post-pandemic is harder than it looks.
“If we do, it would be without John (McVie) and without Stevie (Nicks), I think. I think I’m getting a bit too old for it now — especially having had a year off,” the 77-year old singer/keyboardist tells Retropopmagazine.com . “I don’t know if I could get myself back into it again. I know Mick (Fleetwood) would do it in a lightning strike, but I couldn’t possibly say . . . We’re certainly not touring this year either.”
McVie said that ex-husband/bassist John may not have the drive to go back on the road again.
“He’s feeling a little bit frail. Y’know, he was ill — he’s fine — but he just hasn’t got the heart for it anymore. He wants to get on his boat. You reach a certain age where you go, ‘Hey, I’m not gonna bust a gut doing this anymore,'” she said. “Y’know, it all looks very nice when you come and see the show, but the work that goes behind it to get to that point is unbelievable.”
The career-spanning Fleetwood Mac compilation, 50 Years – Don’t Stop is available now, featuring rare photos from the band’s career along with new liner notes by veteran music writer David Wild.