Christine McVie Will Never Reunite With Fleetwood Mac

It was announced last summer that Fleetwood Mac would be reuniting this year, with Stevie Nicks commenting that the whole gang was on board for a tour. That does, of course, not include Christine McVie, who lent her tender and sweet vocals to classics like "Hold Me," "Everywhere," and "Say You Love Me." The Scottish singer-songwriter, who reunited with the band in the ’90s, has retired and, as Nicks says, will never, ever rejoin Fleetwood Mac. 

In an interview with The Guardian (via Gothamist), Our Lady of Dreamcatchers, Tambourines, and Shawls invokes the spirit of Taylor Swift in order to explain that McVie has no intention of touring with the band:

"We all did everything we could do to try and talk her out of it," Nicks says, "but you look in someone’s eyes and you can tell they’re finished. It’s like when somebody breaks up with you and says: ‘We’re done.’" Or, she helpfully points out: "As Taylor Swift would say: ‘We are never ever getting back together ever!’ That’s what Chris was saying… But I’d beg, borrow and scrape together $5m and give it to her in cash if she would come back. That’s how much I miss her.

On the one hand, I can’t blame McVie, who wants to hang out at home, drinking white wine and listening to classic rock in the privacy of her own castle. Why would she want to put on real pants and go out and travel? No thank you! But on the other hand, I can’t fully get behind an incomplete Fleetwood Mac reunion. As far as I’m concerned, McVie is the perfect yin to Nicks’s yang. There needs to be someone there full of light and goodness to counter-act Stevie’s witchcraft and pure love for cocaine, even if she can keep that longing at bay. Besides, who will keep the balance between Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham? 

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