Stevie Nicks has insisted Fleetwood Mac is “done” without the late Christine McVie.
The 75-year-old frontwoman admits there is “no reason” to continue the ‘Landslide’ band without their beloved keyboard player and vocalist, who died in November aged 79 after a stroke and cancer battle, because they “can’t go any further”.
Speaking to Vulture, she said: “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? 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.
“When I think about Taylor Swift’s song ‘You’re on Your Own, Kid’ and the line ‘you always have been,’ it was like, that was Christine and I. We were on our own in that band. We always were. 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.”
Christine was also the band’s main songwriter and Stevie claims the rest of the band couldn’t pen a pop hit like her.
She added: “Christine was the pop star. She wrote all those really super pop hits.
“None of the rest of us could write those songs. What would happen is we’d have to take the songs out, like we did when she actually retired for 18 years. We couldn’t re-create those songs. So we became a much more hard-rock band.”
Mick Fleetwood echoed Stevie’s sentiment in an interview earlier this year.
He told the Los Angeles Times: “I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now.”