That f*cking b*itch!!! I paid a King's Ransom to see FM in Los Angeles only to realize that she sings all of my favorites:
You make loving fun
Say you love me
Only over you
Think About Me
They are less then 2/3 of the band without her.
Not for me, r1. Saw them in Denver sans McVie and I didn't miss her at all. Lindsey and Stevie ARE Fleetwood Mac!
There is a big part missing without her.
Christine threw some really wild parties back in the day, but remained a very kind, down-to-earth lady.
To me, Christine IS Fleetwood Mac--her sensual voice is the counter to Stevie's flight of fancy operetta.
Christine is the most underrated singer of her time.
She is absolutely amazing live.
R1, how could you blame anyone but yourself for your astonishing ignorance?
It's wonderful, just wonderful, that she did this. One can understand retirement, and respect it, but a gesture like this is energizing and nothing is as sweet and validating as reunion.
So jealous of those who got to be there...Love McVie.
I am astonishing but not ignorant and if there is any blame it is yours R6 because I'm perfect.
I forgot that I also love "Everywhere."
I don't miss her in the act either. It's Lindsey who is Fleetwood Mac. He is a power house and never leaves the stage in their current show. The band would be nowhere without him.
However, it's nice that she got up there with them for a song.
It was announced that she'd appear on two dates. She must need cash. The last time she performed with them was back in 1998. She never retired. She cut a solo album back in the 2000s.
McVie to me was always the weakest link. You can snark Nicks and Buckingham and even Fleetwood all you want, but the work they fronted/were more responsible for is the work the band is known for and which made them iconic.
Everything McVie sang was merely intermission music to fill in gaps between the hits and allow the other band members to take drink, piss and coke breaks at the live shows.
She will only appear in the major markets of London, Paris, and Los Angeles. Every other city is flyover to them. Sorry, New York and Chicago.
[quote]She never retired. She cut a solo album back in the 2000s.
She retired from touring. I think she'd gladly record new music with them if they didn't expect her to tour with them.
I think if they ever make new music again, they need to welcome her back with open arms and accept her terms.
Christine is 70 years old now; it's easy to understand why she doesn't want to undertake a grueling tour schedule at her age. Also, she probably doesn't want to have to deal with the endless bickering and infighting that always happens when Fleetwood Mac get back together. Her attitude must be 'been there, done that, and I'm too old for that shit now.'
She looks incredible for her age. Most of her contemporaries are washed out, messed up or look terrible by now. She and Nicks are exceptions; but I have to say I was stunned by how good McVie looked in recent photos. Retirement did her good.
[quote]Everything McVie sang was merely intermission music to fill in gaps between the hits
You're an idiot.
I prefer her songs to Stevie's.
Little Lies will always remain my favorite.
R9, at least your twaddle appears to emerge from its fog with a good-natured tone. Actually, I intended "ignorant" in a rather innocuously accurate way - meaning you just didn't seem to know your passion for McVie's work was misconnected to her not being anywhere close to the stage for a very long time. I apologize for any ripple in your fabulousness.
But if you're going to a McCartney concert looking for the treat of John singing "I Am the Walrus," please consult a reference. We wouldn't want this sort of thing to happen again. You're too great for that.
r12 must be a dolt. Christine Mc Vie wrote and sang the most FM hits.
Over My Head
Say You Love
YOu Make Loving Fun
Think About Me
Not to mention a bunch of other great songs that weren't released as singles. Most of the melody from The Chain came from a song of hers.