For Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie was more than just a Fleetwood Mac employee.
Nearly a year after McVie’s death in November 2022, Nicks said vulture that the British musician was “like my soulmate, my musical soulmate and my best friend.” While promoting a new Barbie doll modeled after herself, Nicks, 75, told the website that it was unlikely Fleetwood Mac would continue performing without McVie.
“I felt like you couldn’t replace her. You just can’t do it. Without her, what is [Fleetwood Mac]?,'” she continued.
McVie was the legendary rock band’s keyboardist and vocalist for years, lending her talents to a number of songs including “songbird“”Everywhere” And “Making love with you is fun.” She died on November 30, 2022 at the age of 79.
In April it was announced that McVie died of an ischemic stroke.
Nicks told Vulture that she and McVie had a special connection in the band and that “there was a possibility” of continuing to perform together before her death. Nicks referenced Taylor Swift’s “You’re on Your Own, Kid” and said she and McVie “protected each other.”
“When she died, I thought we really can’t move forward with this,” she said. “There’s no reason for it.”
Nicks isn’t the only Fleetwood Mac star pondering the band’s future following McVie’s death. At the 2023 Grammy Awards in February, Mick Fleetwood told The Times that “a line has been drawn with the loss of Chris.”
“I would say we’re done, but we’ve all said that before. That’s kind of unthinkable at the moment,” he added.
Elsewhere in her Vulture interview, Nicks praised Amazon Prime Video’s “Daisy Jones & the Six” and its parallels to her band, and shared how her Barbie came together. The Doll emulates Nicks’ signature free-flowing bohemian style with a “Rumors”-inspired dress.
Just hours after its release, the Nicks-inspired doll hit the resale market. Resale listings for the new Barbie have already reached double the original price of $55 on sites like eBay. diversity reported.
Meanwhile, Nicks will continue to take her music across the United States. Continuing her Live in Concert tour, Nicks will come to the Kia Forum in Inglewood on December 2nd. Next year they will be in Atlantic City, NJ; New Orleans and Omaha, Neb.
“Let’s keep this party going in 2024,” she said wrote in an Instagram announcement.
Times staff writer Jonah Valdez contributed to this report.