Fleetwood Mac could also be “finished,” Mick Fleetwood says at Grammys: “The line within the sand has been drawn”
Mick Fleetwood, the drummer of band Fleetwood Mac, supplied sobering information on the Grammy crimson carpet on Sunday. Speaking to The Los Angeles Times, Fleetwood stated that within the wake of bandmate Christine McVie’s loss of life final yr, the band could also be “finished.”
“I believe proper now, I actually suppose the road within the sand has been drawn with the lack of Chris,” he stated. “I’d say we’re finished, however then we have all stated that earlier than. It’s form of unthinkable proper now.”
Fleetwood and the band’s bassist, John McVie, began the group within the late ’60s. Over the years, new members had been introduced in who helped spearhead their music to the long-lasting standing it has right now. Christine McVie, who died in November on the age of 79 after experiencing a “quick sickness,” joined the group in 1970 after marrying John McVie, and was a singer and keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac for almost 30 years.
Following her loss of life, Fleetwood stated that “a part of my coronary heart has flown away.”
“I’ll miss all the pieces about you Christine McVie,” he stated upon the information of her loss of life. “Memories abound.. they fly to me.”
Fleetwood, together with the remaining members of the band Stevie Nicks, Mike Campbell and Neil Finn, typically decide to their very own performances and careers, he informed The Times. Lindsey Buckingham, who joined the band within the ’70s with Nicks and has had an on-off relationship with the group since, has additionally launched into solo ventures.
Fleetwood stated that whereas he is not giving up performing, he does not suppose he’ll proceed to take action “as Fleetwood Mac.”
“They all get out and play, so I’m gonna be doing the identical factor, discovering individuals to play with,” he stated.
Fleetwood spoke of McVie to CBS Mornings on the crimson carpet on Sunday, saying she was a “very English, no fuss woman,” however that he is “blissful to be right here to make a little bit of a fuss about all the beautiful songs” on behalf of her and the band. During the award present, he, Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt carried out the band’s 1977 hit “Songbird,” which McVie wrote.
This yr’s Grammy Awards, Fleetwood informed CBS Mornings, had been his most “memorable” but.
“All of us in Fleetwood Mac have been reminded what we did,” he stated about life after McVie’s loss of life. “Sometimes you overlook…the enormity of fifty years of creating music and being fortunate to try this and blessed to try this, and while you get one thing like this occurs, you are actually grateful for what you’ve got been a part of.”