Christine McVie Wants Back In Fleetwood Mac
Christine McVie, who left Fleetwood Mac in the late 90s, has expressed a desire to rejoin the band after recently performing two shows with them.
Christine McVie Regrets Leaving Fleetwood Mac
McVie quit Fleetwood Mac in 1998, sensing a pull towards country life. Now, over a decade later, the musician believes that following that impulse may have been a mistake. "I think I was just music'd (sic) out. I suffered from some kind of delusion that I wanted to be an English country girl,” she told The Guardian. “It took me 15 years to realize that it's not really what I wanted at all."
Chistine McVie Teases Rejoining Fleetwood Mac
In September, McVie joined Fleetwood Mac on stage for two shows at London’s O2 Arena. It was an experience that McVie cherished, and that she hopes will lead into the band formally asking her to return. "It was amazing, like I'd never left. I climbed back on there again and there they were, the same old faces on stage,” she told the UK paper. “I like being with the band, the whole idea of playing music with them. I miss them all. If they were to ask me [to rejoin] I would probably be very delighted… but it hasn't happened so we'll have to wait and see."
McVie first joined the band as a keyboardist in 1970, two years after she married bassist John McVie. After the two divorced in 1976, they both continued to play in Fleetwood Mac.
John McVie’s health recently forced Fleetwood Mac to cancel their planned tour stops in both Australia and New Zealand. Christine McVie’s former husband needed to step away from the band to receive cancer treatments in Los Angeles. She’s stated that the cancer was caught early and that he should make a full recovery. "John's got to get well first, so it hasn't been talked about,” Christine said, referring to the prospect of her once again becoming a member of Fleetwood Mac. “We'll have to wait and see."
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