Grammys 2023: Fleetwood Mac will probably no longer play as a band
Fleetwood Mac no longer plans to perform together as a band after one of their longtime members, Christine McVie, passed away late last year. That’s what drummer Mick Fleetwood told the Times on Sunday on the red carpet for the Grammy Awards.
Fleetwood said he plans to still perform, but “not as Fleetwood Mac.”
“I think, right now, I really believe that with the loss of Chris, the line was drawn in the sand,” Fleetwood said, referring to McVie. “I’d say we’re done, but we’ve all said that before. It’s kind of unthinkable at the moment.”
Fleetwood said surviving members of the band, then and now, are busy with other touring and performing duties, noting current members Stevie Nicks, Mike Campbell, Neil Finn and former member Lindsey Buckingham.
“They all get out and play, so I’ll do the same and find people to play with,” Fleetwood said.
“Anyone out there?” he teased, leaning into the camera before giggling.
McVie, a British singer and keyboardist, died on November 30 at the age of 79 after “a short illness”.
“This is a day my dear, sweet friend Christine McVie fled…leaving us earthbound to listen with bated breath to the sounds of this ‘songbird’…reminding everyone that love is everywhere us to reach out and touch this precious life that was given to us,” Mick Fleetwood wrote shortly after her death.
“Part of my heart flew away today. I will miss everything about you Christine McVie. Memories abound. They fly to me.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2023-02-05/grammys-2023-mick-fleetwood-mac-christine-mcvie Grammys 2023: Fleetwood Mac will probably no longer play as a band