On February 5th, during the 65th Grammy Awards held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, Mick Fleetwood, the drummer of Fleetwood Mac, honored the late keyboardist and songwriter, Christine McVie, with a memorable performance of her song “Songbird” alongside Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt. The performance was part of the In Memoriam segment of the ceremony, which paid homage to musicians who passed away in the previous year.
“I think right now, I truly think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris (McVie),” Fleetwood explained. “I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now. They all get out and play, so I’m gonna be doing the same thing, finding people to play with.”
Future of Fleetwood Mac in Jeopardy
During a red carpet interview, Fleetwood expressed his sentiments on the future of the band and shared that he does not see a path forward for Fleetwood Mac without McVie. This statement was a surprise to many fans who had been eagerly awaiting new music from the legendary group.
Final Tour of Fleetwood Mac
The final global tour of Fleetwood Mac, “An Evening with Fleetwood Mac,” took place in 2018 and 2019, featuring two consecutive nights at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London. The lineup for the tour consisted of the original members, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, and John McVie, along with newcomers Neil Finn and Mike Campbell, who joined the band following the departure of Lindsey Buckingham in early 2018 under controversial circumstances.
Legacy of Fleetwood Mac
Since their formation in London in 1967, Fleetwood Mac has established a legacy that is unparalleled in the music industry. Over the years, the band has released 18 studio albums and sold over 120 million records worldwide.
Their 1977 album “Rumours” alone has sold over 40 million copies and remains a popular classic to this day. McVie’s final performance was at the Peter Green Tribute Concert held at the London Palladium in February 2020.
In conclusion, the future of Fleetwood Mac is uncertain, but their impact on the music industry is indelible, and their contributions to the world of music will be remembered for generations to come.