Fleetwood Mac Ends After Christine McVie’s Death

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Fleetwood Mac has faced a roller coaster of changes throughout their more than fifty-year journey. Following the initial exit of Peter Green to the various arrivals and departures of Lindsey Buckingham, the heart of the band has consistently centered around stalwarts Mick Fleetwood and John McVie

The most recent performing lineup of Fleetwood Mac presented that duo, with Stevie Nicks leading and Christine McVie playing keyboard and vocals.

With Lindsey Buckingham exiting from the band, the band introduced two new members: Mike Campbell from The Heartbreakers and Neil Finn from Crowded House.

Previously, Mick Fleetwood had raised doubt regarding the band’s future after Christine’s sad demise. Stevie Nicks appears to possess a similar perception. In an interview with Vulture, she said, “Christine was priceless. She wasn’t just a band companion; she was my musical soul mate and my closest companion.”

Mick Fleetwood expressed earlier this year that “it’s nearly unimaginable” that Fleetwood Mac can carry on after Christine’s death. And Stevie Nicks now appears to have similar sentiments. 

Drawing a comparison to Taylor Swift’s lyrics “You’re on Your Own, Kid,” Nicks matched her relationship with Christine to a collaboration established during the band’s chaos. She phrased that Christine’s departure creates an irreplaceable gap, particularly because her iconic pop hits are unique and indispensable. Their absence alters the essence of the bands. “In that band, we were always on our own, watching each other back’s. Now, who will be on my right, playing the Hammond organ?”

The band played on stage for the last time on November 20, 2019, in San Francisco. Sadly, Christine left this world at the age of 79 the year after. They recorded their final studio project, ‘Say You Will,’ in 2003, during one of Christine’s breaks. Another release without Christine was the digital album ‘Extended Play’ in 2013.

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