Saturday, June 16, 2007


Stevie Nicks says that she doesn't want to continue being a part of Fleetwood Mac without keyboardist and songwriter Christine McVie. However, McVie, who retired from the band prior to Fleetwood Mac's last album, 2003's Say You Will, has stated that she has no intentions of returning to the band.

Nicks, who is currently out on the road, was asked by Performing Songwriter magazine if she would consider another Fleetwood Mac project without McVie, to which she answered, "Absolutely not. Not in this lifetime... We already tried, and it did not work. My thing is, somebody convince Christine to come back and do this one more time. I don't think she's going to change her mind, but stranger things have happened."

She went on to explain that the band's last album and tour, which included herself, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood was an unpleasant experience for her: "It was a nightmare doing (Say You Will). It was really Lindsey's vision and it wasn't very much about the other three of us... (Christine) was the person who made it all work (for the band), so when she wasn't there, that sunk the boat... Without her it's a boys' club."

Back in 2003 when Fleetwood Mac were gearing up to tour behind their Say You Will album, Nicks explained why McVie had quit the band: "Christine doesn't want to do it, and bless her heart, if that's what she wants, then that's what she's gonna get. She moved back to England -- she wants to be an Englishwoman living in England -- and you cannot make people do stuff."

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