Fleetwood Mac has navigated a roller coaster of changes throughout their more than fifty-year journey. From the early departure of Peter Green to the various entries and exits of Lindsey Buckingham, the band’s core has always revolved around stalwarts Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.
The most recent Fleetwood Mac ensemble saw Mick and John join forces with the iconic Stevie Nicks and the talented Christine McVie on vocals and keyboards.
However, with Lindsey Buckingham’s exit, the band introduced two new faces: Mike Campbell from The Heartbreakers and Neil Finn from Crowded House.
Mick Fleetwood had previously shared doubts about the band’s future after the unfortunate passing of Christine. Stevie Nicks seems to resonate with that sentiment. Speaking to Vulture, she expressed, “Christine was irreplaceable. She wasn’t just a bandmate, but my musical soul mate and my closest confidant.”
Drawing a parallel with Taylor Swift’s lyric ‘You’re on Your Own, Kid’, Nicks described her bond with Christine: “In the midst of the band’s chaos, it was always us against the world. Her absence now leaves a void that can’t be filled. Moreover, her iconic pop hits are irreplaceable. Without them, the band’s essence changes.”
The band graced the stage for the last time on November 20, 2019, in San Francisco. Sadly, Christine left the world at 79 the following year. Their final studio project was 2003’s ‘Say You Will’, produced during one of Christine’s hiatuses. Another Christine-less release was the digital ‘Extended Play’ in 2013.