Mick Fleetwood On Future Of Fleetwood Mac: “I’d Say We’re Done”
Mick Fleetwood has spoken about the future of Fleetwood Mac following the death of singer and keyboardist Christine McVie.
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The drummer and founding member of the hugely successful band was speaking to the LA Times at last night’s (5 February) Grammy Awards ceremony. Fleetwood reflected, “I think right now, I truly think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris.
“I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now.”
Fleetwood did suggest that he was still enthusiastic about performing, pointing out that other former and current members of the band – Stevie Nicks, Mike Campbell, Neil Finn and Lindsey Buckingham – all still play gigs and he was looking to follow their example. “They all get out and play,” said Fleetwood. “So I’m gonna be doing the same thing, finding people to play with. Anyone out there?”
Fleetwood teamed up with Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow to honour Christine McVie at the Grammy Awards. The trio performed the Fleetwood Mac hit Songbird – which was written and sung by Christine – and the drummer admitted he was delighted to be able to make “a lot of fuss” about his late bandmate. He said: “I think it’s a moment to accolade the wonder of a hugely talented, lovely, unsuspecting lady known as Christine McVie. There is a lot of fuss, but we are really happy to be making a fuss of her.
“It’s double edged – it comes with a celebration and a quiet prayer that contains some sadness of loss. But having it be able to come to life with this lovely lady [Sheryl], and Bonnie, is a beautiful thing for me to see happen.”