It’s never easy to say goodbye to a bandmate, especially if they’ve been a big part of your musical career for a while. Accepting that things have ended and that relationships within the band have altered can be challenging. To, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie’s passing was big sad news and according to him, the band may no longer operate as it did.
Christine McVie played a significant role in Fleetwood Mac, being with them from 1970 until 1998. Some of the band’s most well-known songs, including “Don’t Stop,” “Little Lies,” and “Everywhere,” were written by her as a songwriter. The band’s sound also owed a great deal to McVie’s singing and piano skills. Her impact on Fleetwood Mac continues to this day, and many fans still enjoy her tunes.
When Christine passed away on November 30, 2022, it was a dark day in the rock community. She was 79 and everyone was in shock when the news broke out. Stevie Nicks was a close friend of hers and on her Twitter, she shared that she wasn’t aware of her condition. Lindsey also wrote a handwritten note to her. Mick had a lengthy message and a poem for McVie.
Despite the fact that she passed away, fans have been waiting for them to perform on the stage. Many of us are curious whether they will continue it or not, and according to the main man, Mac, it might not happen. While talking with Times Sunday on the red carpet for the Grammy Awards, he said.
“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 unthinkable right now. They all get out and play, so I’m going to be doing the same thing; finding people to play with.”
In an emotional process, saying farewell to a bandmate means saying goodbye to a piece of yourself and all the memories you have made together. Although it can be a depressing and sentimental process, it’s crucial to keep in mind that letting go doesn’t imply forgetting. You can cherish the memories and draw inspiration from them even after a bandmate has left the group. And looks like the band will be cherishing all the moments till now, and won’t be seen for any new reunion shows for now.