NY POST – Stevie Nicks gave a heartbreaking update on the future of Fleetwood Mac nearly one year after Christine McVie’s death.
The 75-year-old “Edge of Seventeen” legend told Vulture on Monday about the difficulty she foresees going onstage with the band’s current lineup, including Nicks, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, and newer addition Mike Campbell.
“We did go out on the road and do a year-and-a-half tour with Neil Finn and Mike Campbell. We had a really great time and it was a huge tour. That was there in the realm of possibility,” Nicks told the outlet.
“But when Christine died, I felt like you can’t replace her. You just can’t. Without her, what is it? You know what I mean?”
McVie died on Nov. 30 of a massive stroke after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. She was 79.
The band reacted to her passing in a tweet, writing,
“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life.”
Nicks continued Monday:
“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 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.”