Christine McVie Reunites With Fleetwood Mac After 16 Years; John McVie’s Prognosis Good
By Tony Sokol | January 13, 2014 06:13 PM EST
Christine McVie has been rumored to want to get back into Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac has had its shares of rumors before. There were rumors about Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood. There were rumors about John McVie and Christine McVie. Fleetwood Mac had a whole album about Rumors.
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But these rumors have panned out. Christine McVie, the vocalist, keyboardist and singer who walked away from Fleetwood Mac sixteen years ago, is back. Christine used to be married to John McVie, who recently underwent cancer treatment.
Though Fleetwood Mac hasn't officially announced Christine McVie's return, Mick Fleetwood, the drummer, told the crowd at Uncle Willie K's BBQ Blues Fest in Maui, "This is the worst kept secret there is, but Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac."
Christine McVie began rehearsing with Fleetwood Mac at the end of last year. She will be playing at two shows on the group's European tour. Fleetwood Mac has been on a greatest hits tour. Christina McVie was married to John McVie from 1968 until 1977.
A few months ago, McVie told The Guardian, "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."
After McVie joined the band for one show she said "It was amazing, like I'd never left. I climbed back on there again and there they were, the same old faces on stage."
The last time Christine McVie shared a stage with Fleetwood Mac was in in September when she performed "Don't Stop" with the band at the O2 Arena in London. Songwriter Christine McVie who played keyboards, left Fleedwood Mac in 1998.
McVie said she was "just music'd out ... I suffered from some kind of delusion that I wanted to be an English country girl, a Sloane Ranger or something," she said. "And it took me 15 years to realize that it's not really what I wanted at all."
McVie told the Guardian magazine "I like being with the band, the whole idea of playing music with them. 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 has been out of the spotlight but was happy with their recent reunion "It was amazing, like I'd never left. I climbed back on there again and there they were, the same old faces on stage."
Christie McVie wrote such Fleetwood Mac hits as "Don't Stop," "You Make Loving Fun" and "Over My Head."
Fleetwood Mac's tour is on hiatus right now as Christie's ex-husband, John McVie, gets cancer treatment. Christine McVie he's doing "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."Fleetwood Mac canceled the last leg of their current tour so John McVie can get treated for cancer. Christine McVie and John McVie were married from 1968 until 1977.
On their website earlier this year they announced "Fleetwood Mac who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand. John McVie, one of the co founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time. "We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."
Fleetwood Mac started as part of the British Blues Explosion of the late 60s released a four-song EP called, appropriately, "Extended Play."
In May, Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac's guitarist, told Rolling Stone magazine "We're doing the best business we've done in 20 years. There seems to be a cyclical re-igniting of interests, and there's certainly a lot more young people out there than three years ago."
There have been rumors that Fleetwood Mac would reissue their hit album "Rumours."
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