Mick Fleetwood Refuses To Give A Green Light After Christine McVie’s Passing

When a band loses a valuable member, they often come to the point of parting ways, where an important decision waits — should they continue as a band or break up and leave the music scene? According to Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac chose the latter following Christine McVie’s untimely passing, as the musician recently revealed to the Times Sunday on the red carpet for the Grammy Awards.

Christine McVie and her contributions significantly influenced Fleetwood Mac’s sound. She was the name behind some of the band’s classic hits, helping the band reach remarkable success in the scene. Sadly, on November 30, 2022, Christine passed away at 79 after a brief illness. The musician’s death left everyone in shock, especially her bandmates.

Stevie Nicks wrote on her Twitter that she wasn’t aware her friend was ill and promised to meet her on the other side. Lindsey Buckingham wrote a handwritten note on his Twitter and said he saw the singer as a sister. Probably one of the most touching farewells was Mick Fleetwood’s; he wrote a lengthy message and a poem for McVie.

It’s been around two months since Christine McVie’s passing, and fans are curious whether Fleetwood Mac will continue as a band. In a recent chat, Mick Fleetwood explained that he wanted to continue but not as Fleetwood Mac. He then added that it’s unthinkable to continue without Christine.

Mick Fleetwood said the following about the band’s future:

“I think right now, I truly think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris. I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now. They all get out and play, so I’m going to be doing the same thing; finding people to play with.”

So, it appears like we won’t see any new efforts or reunion shows from Fleetwood Mac anytime soon, as Mick Fleetwood seems to have closed the doors for a possibility. Besides, the musician knows he and the surviving band members will continue making music, but not as a band.