Rumours confirmed: Christine McVie back with Fleetwood Mac
Thursday 27 March 2014
Fleetwood Mac fans will be celebrating after Christine McVie announced she was returning to the band in time for their upcoming world tour and a possible new album. The band confirmed the news on Thursday.
The singer and keyboardist walked out in 1998 following a three decade stint in the group, and revealed today that she initially quit because of her fear of flying.
“I have very high hopes for all of this,” guitarist Lindsey Buckingham told the USA Today newspaper.
“We’ve only been in the studio a week, and it’s been really beautiful,” she said.
Ms McVie joined the band in 1970 and wrote some of their biggest hits, including “Say You Love Me”, “Don’t Stop”, “You Make Loving Fun” and “Little Lies”.
She last joined Fleetwood Mac on stage at London’s O2 arena last autumn to sing “Don’t Stop”, which she described as “an emotional experience”.
Speaking about her 15-year-hiatus, Ms McVie said: “There were times I didn’t touch a piano for months.
“There were dry spells, but I’m not worried about it. The chemistry is great. Obviously, I’ve got to relearn all those songs to get my muscle memory working.”
Her return marks a reunion for the Rumours-era members including singer Stevie Nicks, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie.
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