Confirmed: Fleetwood Mac To Go Their Own Way – Band Breaking Up After 56 Years
You know you're getting old when the rock and roll bands you grew up with are starting to break up or, in the case of Fleetwood Mac, fading to black. With the tragic death of Christine McVie in November of 2022, Stevie Nicks recently confirmed to Vulture that Fleetwood Mac's touring days are behind them now.
Nicks was quoted as saying: "We protected each other. Who am I going to look over to on the right and have them not be there behind that Hammond organ?
Nicks added: “When Christine died, I felt like you can’t replace her. You just can’t,” she told Vulture. “Without her, what is it? You know what I mean? She was like my soul mate, my musical soul mate, and my best friend that I spent more time with than any of my other best friends outside of Fleetwood Mac. Christine was my best friend."
Members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. The band was prolific and beloved. According to the website Rhino, the blockbuster album "Rumours ruled the Billboard 100 for most of 1977, and still holds the record for 31 nonconsecutive weeks at #1 over the years of 1977-78. That's the most for any duo or group.
The last time the band all performed together was late 2019, touring on the road with Neil Finn and Mike Campbell. But based on reports at Vulture and Variety, there is now little doubt the remaining members of Fleetwood Mac will not be playing together in public going forward.
It was an amazing run, but Nicks confirmed that McVie's death has made it difficult to go forward.
Their music is iconic and timeless, and with any luck our great great grandchildren will still be listening to Fleetwood Mac.
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