Lyndsey Buckingham Said Christine McVie Needed To Recommit To Fleetwood Mac
Although most of Christine McVie's Fleetwood Mac bandmates are rejoicing over her rejoining the band after a 16-year layoff -- Lindsey Buckingham is holding her to the fire as she reunites with the group. Buckingham revealed to USA Today that McVie's return after sitting out the past three tours, double album and EP, came with a condition, saying, "She burned a bridge by leaving, and we redefined what we were doing and carried on in a pretty effective way. My main concern was that she understand that she had to stay. You can’t do a one-off lark and head back to England and leave us hanging."
McVie admittedly is not nearly as road ready as the rest of Fleetwood Mac, who've hardly taken time off between group and solo projects, said, "I need to be fit for this tour. I’ve never worked out in my life. This is the first time I’ve had a trainer or gone to the gym. I’m 70 and I need to be 45 again."
During Fleetwood Mac's last tour, Stevie Nicks admitted to us how much she truly missed having Christine McVie in the band and an active part of her life: "I miss Christine every day because she was my best buddy. Y’know, she was my best friend. And I probably spent, y’know, more time on the road with Fleetwood Mac than anywhere. So, I’ve spent more time with these people than I have with my own family. So the loss of Christine as one of my best girlfriends was horrific for me. There's not a day that I don't wish that she'd call up and say 'I'm back!'"
Fleetwood Mac kicks off its 2014 dates on September 30th at Minneapolis, Minnesota's Target Center.
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