Stevie Nicks Says Fleetwood Mac Is Still Christine McVie's Band
Stevie Nicks shed light on the possible return of Christine McVie to Fleetwood Mac. McVie, who retired from the band back in 1998, popped up at two London shows in September -- closing each night with her 1977 Rumours classic "Don't Stop" and last month told The Guardian that she would be "delighted" if the band asked her to rejoin the group. Stevie Nicks told Billboard: "I think she's probably been asked five million times to come back to the band. By all of us. By every one of us. And she has said, in no uncertain terms, 'No. No. Absolutely not. No way.'"
Nicks went on to say, "If Chris wants to come back to the band, I said to her, 'It's your band. I don't really think you have to ask. Because it's your band. McVie. Fleetwood Mac-vie? So, it all depends, Chris, on you. How you feel. Do you want to take this on again?" Nicks explained that a nightly "two-hour and 45 minute show" is a "job of champions" that "is not easy, 'cause we are not young. And we are out there rocking for almost three solid hours. . . I don't know what she'll do. Story to come. To be continued."
Out now on DVD is Stevie Nicks' documentary In Your Dreams, which chronicles the making of her 2012 solo album of the same name, which was produced by the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart. We caught up with Nicks who shed some light on what a massive undertaking it's been to get the film ready for release. She told us that the story is literally revealed in the album's sessions: "We filmed it. And we filmed it from February to December. And it took them all year to actually edit it from 100 hours to three hours and in the last four months we've edited it down to an hour-and-a-half. Um, it's really a magical little film, because it really shows you -- it's like an old fashioned rock n' roll film about how, y'know, you go. . . My idea and Dave's idea was Led Zeppelin recording at the Grange. So we said. 'We have. . . I have a big old house, so let's record the record there' -- and that's what we did."
Nicks told us that she credits the cohesiveness of In Your Dreams to her co-producer and primary collaborator, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics: "It was the best year of my life, and that's really the best thing I can say to you is that and I. . . He was at the Hollywood Bowl show and I dedicated 'Landslide' to him and I said, 'I just want you to know that this has been the best year of my life and Dave Stewart made that happen. Dave Stewart made the best year of Stevie Nicks' life happen.'"
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