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07th Feb 2023

Mick Fleetwood says Fleetwood Mac are ‘done’ following Christine McVie’s death

Charlie Herbert

Mick Fleetwood at the Grammy Awards

Christine McVie passed away in November last year

Mick Fleetwood has said Fleetwood Mac are “done” following the death of Christine McVie.

The 75-year-old, who was the co-founder and drummer of the legendary band, told reporters at the 65th Grammy Awards on Sunday that it is currently “unthinkable” for Fleetwood Mac to perform without McVie.

Keyboardist, singer and songwriter McVie died in November following a short illness, at the age of 79.

She penned and sung some of the band’s greatest hits.

Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood in 2018 (Getty)

Speaking on the red carpet, Mick was asked about the prospect of any future Fleetwood Mac tour.

He responded: “I think right now, I truly think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris.

“I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of an unthinkable thing right now.”

He went on to say that he and the other members of the band will still perform individually, just not together as Fleetwood Mac.

He added: “They all get out and play, so I’m gonna be doing the same thing, finding people to play with.”

He later performed at the awards as part of the In Memoriam section of the show, in memory of all the music stars that have passed away over the past year.

Mick joined Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt for a moving performance of ‘Songbird’, which was written and originally sung by McVie.

Speaking before the performance, he said it would be a “lovely moment to help close and send her [McVie] off in a prideful way.”

Fleetwood Mac’s last world tour, An Evening with Fleetwood Mac, was in 2018 and 2019 and included two nights at London’s Wembley Stadium.

The lineup for the tour included Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie and John McVie.

Fleetwood Mac are one of the most successful music acts of all time.

After coming to prominence in 1967, the band hit stratospheric heights following the release of their 1977 album Rumours, which has gone on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time, shifting more than 40 million copies.

In total, Fleetwood Mac released 18 studio albums – selling more than 120 million records worldwide – and are widely considered to be one of the greatest bands ever.

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