Monday, November 25, 2013

Fleetwood Mac: Christine McVie wants to rejoin band

In a new interview, keyboardist Christine McVie says she wants to rejoin Fleetwood Mac.

"I like being with the band, the whole idea of playing music with them," McVie tells The Guardian. "I miss them all. If they were to ask me I would probably be very delighted … but it hasn't happened so we'll have to wait and see."

McVie’s comments follow a one-off reunion with the band – her first in 15 years – during Fleetwood Mac’s September 25th show at London’s 02 Arena. Christine joined the group for a performance of the 1977 hit, “Don’t Stop”, which she wrote and sang on and reached No. 3 on the US singles charts as part of the smash “Rumours” album.

"It was amazing, like I'd never left,” said McVie. “I climbed back on there again and there they were…the same old faces on stage."

Watch “Don’t Stop” from London here.

McVie was with the band for 28 years before quitting in 1998.

"I think I was just music'd out," she said. "I suffered from some kind of delusion that I wanted to be an English country girl, a Sloane Ranger or something … and it took me 15 years to realize that it's not really what I wanted at all."

Last month, Fleetwood Mac cancelled a 14-date tour of Australia and New Zealand following news that bassist John McVie had been diagnosed with cancer.

While the band plan to resume touring when he is better, Christine said her ex-husband's prognosis was "really good. He's having his treatment in LA right now, but they caught it really early so he should be up and running in a couple of months."

Earlier this year, Fleetwood Mac released the 4-song “Extended Play”, their first new music in 10 years.

See also:

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams documentary due next month
Stevie Nicks cameo role on American Horror Story revealed
Stevie Nicks to guest on American Horror Story: Coven
Fleetwood Mac cancel tour after bassist diagnosed with cancer
VIDEO: Christine McVie reunites with Fleetwood Mac in London
Christine McVie to reunite with Fleetwood Mac on European tour
Fleetwood Mac announce Australian tour
Fleetwood Mac has more new music ready to go
Fleetwood Mac guitarist discusses band’s first new music in 10 years
Fleetwood Mac release first new music in 10 years