Stevie Nicks has stated that Fleetwood Mac is ‘done’ without Christine McVie.
McVie, the renowned band’s keyboardist and vocalist, died last November at the age of 79 after a stroke and cancer struggle.
In a recent interview, Nicks, 75, stated that there is ‘no reason’ to continue Fleetwood Mac without McVie, stressing that the world-famous group can’t go ‘any farther’ without McVie.
Nicks also stated that she and McVie were ‘on their own’ in Fleetwood Mac and that she had no one to defend her without the late guitarist.
The hitmaker told Vulture: ‘When Christine died, I felt like you can’t replace her. You just can’t.’
Nicks continued: ‘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. 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.’
McVie was also the principal songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, and Nicks said that the rest of the band couldn’t produce a pop smash like her.
Mick Fleetwood echoed Nick’s sentiment in an interview earlier this year, telling the Los Angeles Times: ‘I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now.’
McVie’s family confirmed her death in a statement released in November which read: ‘It is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death.
‘She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family.
‘We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally.’