Stevie Nicks opened up about her longtime friend and late bandmate Christine McVie. During a recent interview with Vulture, she revealed her plans for Fleetwood Mac that might upset the fans.
In November 2022, McVie passed away due to a stroke caused by an aggressive form of cancer that had spread throughout her body. Since her passing, the band has been left with a gap.
Nicks was asked if the band would consider touring again, to which the musician replied with the following:
“There’s no reason to.”
She continued while mourning the passing of her best friend:
“When Christine died, I felt like you can’t replace her. You can’t replace her, you just can’t. 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.”
She then referred to the pop star Taylor Swift’s song ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid,’ especially the lyrics, ‘You’re on your own kid / You always have been.’ She revealed that her late friend and she related to the lyrics and touched on the continuation of Fleetwood Mac:
“That was Christine and I. We were on our own in that band. We always were. 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? When she died, I figured we really can’t go any further with this. There’s no reason to.”
Nicks earlier thanked Swift for writing the particular song that resonated with her sorrow after McVie’s death.
Earlier in another interview, Nicks admitted that she pretends McVie is still alive and that it is her way of coping with her passing.
Mike Campbell, too, shared that it is unlikely for the band to tour after McVie’s passing, claiming that Nicks is too busy but would consider rejoining if they were to start touring again.
Fleetwood Mac made their latest tour in 2019, a year after they fired Lindsey Buckingham. Although Nicks now doesn’t plan to tour, Campbell’s earlier suggestion to rejoin the band makes it seem like a possibility that only time will tell.