I'm pretty sure they've toured without her in the past, so why not?
Is Stevie really a witch?
R8, she left the band 15 years ago. They have done multiple tours without her as well as a studio album.
Christine never really added anything to the band anyway. FM was primarily a vehicle for showcasing Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham's talents.
R6 - I get my news from multiple outlets with different slants/bias. You can't be truly informed with exposure to only one bias.
R11, you should listen to FM pre-Nicks and Buckingham. They were major players in the scene, and had many wonderful, creative songs. Much more experimental and interesting than they were after Nicks took over.
Christine McVie is 70 years old now, has a pile of money and a big fabulous house, and probably just doesn't see the point of going out on a grueling tour and dealing with Stevie and Lindsay's endless bickering at this stage in her life.
Why in the fuck is the OP linking anything to a faux news site?
[quote]What kind of idiot links to Fox News?
That was my first thought too!
[quote]Christine never really added anything to the band anyway.
You couldn't be more wrong.
First 45 single I ever bought: Over My Head. Thought it was sung by a dude named Fleetwood Mac. Found out different. Still love listening to Christine McVie.
Christine was the real thing. So talented!
Stevie Nicks was a shouty-voiced, careening drama queen whose looks blinded everyone to her meager accomplishments. I can't stand "her" songs (worked up by Lindsey) or her blaring pipes.
so agree. Stevie is nothing but show, and a lucky mediocrity. Christine has the real talent.
I bought tickets to the Fleetwood Mac concert later this year. I didn't get them to see Christine McVie. You people bashing Stevie obviously prefer the mellow saccharine music of McVie. Had she been with in the tour, I would have thought twice before seeing them, Lindsey and Stevie were the ones that made Rumours the big success it was. The only decent song McVie contributed was "Songbird."
Eso es como Hall y avena sin John Hall.
Did the maid just say something?
Will Stevie Nicks sign shawls you mail to her?
Love Christine McVie, but there WAS a Fleetwood Mac without Christine, it was the original version of the band: Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Danny Kirwan etc.
Check out the recordings of original version of the band, before Buckingham/Nicks, before Bob Welch, well before fame, you actually might enjoy them!
Peter Green wrote "Black Magic Woman" which was a huge hit for Santana, Peter also wrote "Green Manalishi", which Fleetwood did for a few years after Peter left the band.
r11 christine had the most hits and wrote every one of them.
Over My head
Say you love me
You make loving fun
Can't find the other Fleetwood Mac thread.
The gossip on the last page stared to get good. Anymore recent news?
The shawl was to catch any cocaine before it hit the floor.
Fleetwood Mac without Christine McVie would be like Charlie's Angels without Shelley Hack...The Brady Bunch without Cousin Oliver...Van Halen without Sammy Hagar...
At least she was being thoughtful r27.
"Sugar Daddy" is one of my fave Christine songs. I agree Stevie's overrated, she'd be nowhere without Lindsey - and she probably sounds like shit now.
And then Christine joined the band for a couple of nights in London, for just one song, late last month.
How did I miss this? Apologies if it was posted on another thread; did my best with the search function...
The best of the several youtube clips floating around:
So...Christine's back for the fall tour? No such thing as a dead Mac thread.
Lindsay brought the rigorous artistry, Stevie brought the mystique, and Christine brought the optimism, warmth and faith.
I thought they were going on a big tour and that McVie was back in the band again. And what about John McVie? He had (has?) cancer. How is he doing? At any rate, I wish they'd all just retire. They're dinosaurs. But I doubt Stevie Nicks ever will. She's like Madonna; she's in love with herself and can't stand not being in the limelight. She'll be twirling around in her shawls and platform boots and singing "Rhiannon" when she's eighty. I wonder how croaky her voice will sound like then? No matter. Her fans will love it.
If you're only a rock star (eg Madonna), quit. If you're great musicians, play on. Love old blues, jazz, Sinatra, Basie...bop til you drop, it's your job! Stars need not apply, musicians only. Unlike the boring Eagles thread which included the 'news' that they wrote one song in 28 years, FM kept writing, individually and group and all the albums are pretty good to great--as are the Lindsey's solo works.
R34, I have no idea how you can answer any of those questions.
Mick Fleetwood seems like a real dick as well. He wanted for Stevie and Christine to meet to make sure they got along (no cat fight) but he hooked up with Stevie's best friend. Major old douche fart. He was just a drummer who contributed zero songs for the group.
They're getting good reviews on their tour now. I saw them w/o Christine before and there were a lot of hits they skipped because she sang lead on them. It's much better with all of them together, plus her backing vocals are good. Her voice is not as strong as her heyday, but it's still strong. Having Christine there as another recognizable star band member (instead of one of the shrouded touring musicians who are also on the state) allows Lindsay Buckingham to concentrate on shredding the hell out of the guitar more. And he does that well.