Only a week after implying that Fleetwood Mac would never tour again, Christine McVie is offering up a major back-pedaling to her remarks. Earlier this month, McVie was asked by RetroPopagazine.com if the band was planning to hit the road in the foreseeable future, and revealed, “If we do, it would be without John (McVie) and without Stevie (Nicks), I think. I think I’m getting a bit too old for it now — especially having had a year off. I don’t know if I could get myself back into it again. I know Mick (Fleetwood) would do it in a lightning strike, but I couldn’t possibly say. . . We’re certainly not touring this year either.”
McVie has since spoken to Rolling Stone and explained, “First and foremost, I’m thrilled to see that everyone still cares so much about Fleetwood Mac, how humbling to know what a lasting impact this band has had. To clarify my recent comments, I was specifically asked if Fleetwood Mac would tour again. I gave a cheeky answer indicating that the band might be ‘done with that’ or ‘you just never know.’ I always intended to convey that, particularly after the last year, we just don’t know what the future holds.”
McVie added: “In no way are any members of Fleetwood Mac ‘done’ with being part of the band. If anyone took that from my statement, that was a misperception (sic) and not intended. Fleetwood Mac is part of the DNA of who I am, and I know the same is true for Stevie, Mick and John. As for future touring………Who knows. We continue to hope for the best.”
- Out now is Get Tusked: The Inside Story Of Fleetwood Mac’s Most Anticipated Album, by the band’s legendary co-producer Ken Caillat along with the Mac’s engineer Hernan Rojas have collaborated on the new book.
- The book follows Calliat’s 2012 memoir on the band’s Rumours sessions, titled, Making Rumours.
- Set for deluxe reissue on April 9th is Fleetwood Mac‘s 1980 concert collection, Fleetwood Mac Live. The new three-CD/two-LP collection, was primarily recorded during the band’s then-recent world tour behind Tusk, and features a remastered version of the original release on both 180-gram vinyl and CD, plus more than an hour of unreleased live music recorded between 1975 and 1982 on the third disc.
- In addition to the Tusk-era material, live tracks were culled from both the band’s road dates as far back as 1975. New additions to the set feature material from the 1982 dates in support of that year’s Mirage, along with with such favorites as “Second Hand News,” “The Chain,” “What Makes You Think You’re The One,” “Gold Dust Woman,” “The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown),” “Hold Me,” and “You Make Loving Fun.”
CHECK IT OUT: Fleetwood Mac on October 17th, 1975 performing “Spare Me A Little” live in Passaic, New Jersey: