From 1968 to 1998, Christine McVie was the keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac. Eventually, though she performed on two tracks on Fleetwood Mac’s 2003 album (more a glorified Lindsey Buckingham solo record), it took until September of this year for her to get back to performing live with her former bandmates, when she joined in playing “Don’t Stop” at two shows at London’s O2. And now, she’s decided that, if they’re willing to take her back, she’s willing to rejoin the band full time.
Quoth Christine McVie: “I like being with the band, the whole idea of playing music with them. I miss them all. If they were to ask me I would probably be very delighted… but it hasn’t happened so we’ll have to wait and see. I think I was just music’d out [after 1997’s The Dance tour]. I suffered from some kind of delusion that I wanted to be an English country girl, a Sloane Ranger or something… and it took me 15 years to realise that it’s not really what I wanted at all.”
Also, she’s got an update on her ex-husband John McVie, the bassist, he who put the “Mac” in “Fleetwood Mac,” he whose cancer diagnosis led to a cancellation of their Australian tour. Asked how he was doing, she replied: “really good. He’s having his treatment in LA right now, but they caught it really early so he should be up and running in a couple of months.” However, even with the good news that John might pull through, bookies are still refusing to take bets on whether or not the band will headline Glastonbury next year.