Mick Fleetwood on the future of Fleetwood Mac after Christine McVie’s death

Mick Fleetwood has spoken about the future of Fleetwood Mac following the death of Christine McVie last year.

The beloved singer, songwriter and keyboardist died on November 30, 2022 at the age of 79 after a “short illness”.

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“On behalf of the family of Christine McVie, we are informing you of Christine’s death,” her family shared in a statement at the time.

“She passed away peacefully in hospital this morning, Wednesday 30 November 2022, after a short illness. She was surrounded by her family.

“We ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this very painful time and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and respected musician who was loved by the world. Loved on the surface. RIP Christine McVie.”

Fleetwood Mac described the singer as “truly one-of-a-kind, special and immensely talented” in a statement at the time, adding that she would be “deeply missed”.

As Fleetwood Mac’s future remains uncertain, drummer Mick Fleetwood has spoken about whether the band will continue to perform live.

“I think right now, I really think losing Chris has drawn a line in the sand,” Fleetwood said. The LA Times on the red carpet at yesterday’s (Feb. 5) Grammy Awards.

Stating that he still plans to perform, but “not as Fleetwood Mac”, he continued: “I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said it before. It’s unimaginable at this point.”

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Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and John McVie of Fleetwood Mac in 2018 (Credit: Steve Granitz/Getty Images)

Fleetwood added that the band’s surviving members, both past and present – Stevie Nicks, Mike Campbell, Neil Finn and former member Lindsay Buckingham – are busy with other performance commitments.

He continued: “They all go out and play, so I’m going to do the same thing, find people to play with.”

“Anyone out?” she said, laughing and leaning into the camera.

You can find the full list of last night’s Grammy winners here and watch the best moments from the 2023 awards here.

Elsewhere, earlier this month Fleetwood shared a eulogy from McVie’s memorial service.

“Again, it was our Christine who gave so much to millions of people around the world,” Fleetwood shared on Instagram. “He’s being missed everywhere. As his song says, ‘I want to be with you everywhere,‘ And he is.

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