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Fleetwood Mac & Christine McVie Reunite After 16-Year Rift

Fri, March 28, 2014 10:50am EDT by 4 Comments
Christine McVie Fleetwood Mac Reunite
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Great news, Fleetwood Mac fans: Christine McVie is rejoining the band! For years it looked like there was zero chance of the iconic rock band getting back together, but on March 27, the keyboardist/singer announced that she was reuniting with Fleetwood for a tour — and maybe even a new album!

After leaving Fleetwood Mac 16 years ago, Christine McVie is getting back together with the British-American rock band for a 33-city U.S. tour and a new album! Devoted Fleetwood fans probably thought the apocalypse was more likely than a band reunion, so we can only imagine how happily surprised they’re all feeling right now!

Fleetwood Mac: Christine McVie Rejoins The Gang 

It’s been 16 years since Christine McVie has jammed with Fleetwood’s original members: Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood. But when the news broke that Christine was reuniting with the band, Lindsey said that getting back together with the singer/keyboardist felt just like old times. “It’s like she never left,” he said.

He continued: “We’ve only been in the studio a week, and it’s been really beautiful. I have very high hopes for all of this,” added Lindsey, referring to the fact that the newly reunited Fleetwood Mac is currently working on a new album and a new 33-city U.S. tour called “On With the Show,” that kicks off on Sept. 30 in Minneapolis.

“It took getting into the studio before we started to see things unfold in an effective and comfortable way,” Lindsey explained. “Christine was not sure how her voice was going to be. It will be a little bit of a slow process with her piano chops. But all the stuff inside her is still intact, and she’s getting in touch with a process that’s been lying dormant for a while,” he explained.

Fleetwood Mac: How It All Began

Christine joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970 when she was married to bassist John McVie. She appeared on every album (minus the band’s debut album) and supplied the artwork for the album Kiln House.

But the band was infamously dramatic and incestuous, and their in-band disagreements combined with the massive success of 1977’s Rumors made it nearly impossible to stick together. Lindsey left the band for the first time in 1987, and Mick officially disbanded the group in 1995. After a brief reunion tour in 1997, Christine left the band in 1998, and Stevie famously told Rolling Stone that there was “more of a chance of an asteroid hitting the Earth” than Christine returning to the band.

Thankfully, she was wrong! HollywoodLifers, are you excited about Christine reuniting with Fleetwood Mac? Will you be checking out the tour or buying the album? Drop us a comment and let us know!

— Lee Hernandez

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