As expected, retired Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie joined her former bandmates on stage last night (September 25th) at London's O2 Arena for a show-closing rave-up of their 1977 Rumours classic, "Don't Stop." McVie, who quit the band shortly after its 1997 live album The Dance and reunion tour with Lindsey Buckingham, will also perform tomorrow night (September 27th) for the final London gig of Fleetwood Mac's current world tour. NME.com reported that during the show, Stevie Nicks dedicated "Landslide" to Fleetwood Mac co-founder, legendary blues guitarist Peter Green, who was in attendance.
Back in 2003 when Fleetwood Mac were gearing up to tour behind their Say You Will album, Stevie Nicks explained why Christine McVie had quit the band: "Christine doesn't want to do it, and bless her heart, if that's what she wants, then that's what she's gonna get. She moved back to England -- she wants to be an Englishwoman living in England -- and you cannot make people do stuff."
Drummer Mick Fleetwood told us that all of the bandmembers have learned how to let Fleetwood Mac coexist within their lives, rather than allowing it to dominate their time like it did in the '70s and '80s: "This is Fleetwood Mac. Certainly myself and Lindsey joke about it that it's the worst-run franchise in the business, y'know? We don't do this very often. We do this when it feels right. It feels right to do. We're in a place in our lives -- where all of us -- have God knows in the early days, have dedicated a huge amount of investment of time and distraction to personal needs, etc. for Fleetwood Mac. We are past that."
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