Fleetwood Mac - End Of The Road?
Some members of Fleetwood Mac have each quietly, and unofficially suggested they may have toured for the last time.
Speaking on a recent BBC radio interview vocalist and songwriter Christine McVie says she doesn't expect Stevie Nicks or founding member John McVie to tour with the band in the future. The 77-year old keyboardist said the question of touring with Fleetwood Mac was "an impossible question to answer".
"If we do, it will be without John and Stevie, I think, " she said.
McVie, joined the band in 1970, and has penned/ co-written many of Fleetwood Mac's hits such as "Say You Love Me", "Over My Head", "You Make Loving Fun", "Don't Stop", "Hold Me", "Everywhere", and "Little Lies".
"I think I'm getting a bit too old for it now, especially having had a year off. I don't know if I can get myself back into it again.
I know Mick (Fleetwood) would do it in a lighting strike," she added.
McVie said that the band certainly had no plans to tour this year either and believes her ex-husband and bassist John McVie, who is now 75, "hasn't got the heart" to tour again. She knows John, after his recent illness, although fine now, would rather just get on his boat.
"You reach a certain age where you go: 'Hey, I'm not going to bust a gut doing this anymore," she said.
Although originally formed in the UK as a blues rock band in 1967, Fleetwood Mac began their huge run of commercial success following the addition of US duo Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in 1974 and the release of the band's self titled album "Fleetwood Mac" the following year. It reached No.1 on the US Album Chart.
Their next album "Rumours" released in 1977 won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978, and went on to become one of the biggest selling albums of all time, with more than 40 million copies sold worldwide.
Buckingham was fired from the band in 2018.
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