Mike Campbell Explains If Fleetwood Mac Is Over After Christine McVie’s Passing
The passing of Fleetwood Mac‘s Christine McVie in November 2022 has raised questions about the future of the enduring rock band. In a recent conversation with the Mercury News, guitarist Mike Campbell shared his insights regarding the band’s potential to regroup and perform in the wake of this loss.
McVie, unfortunately, passed away in November 2022 due to a stroke, which was the result of an aggressive form of cancer that had spread throughout her body. Her unique contributions to Fleetwood Mac’s sound and success cannot be overstated, leaving a void that will be challenging to fill.
Mike Campbell, who stepped in to replace Lindsey Buckingham alongside Neil Finn for Fleetwood Mac’s 2018–2019 world tour, expressed his skepticism about the likelihood of the band reuniting for another tour. According to him, it seems unlikely that the band would reassemble for another world tour.
While it appears that the prospect of Fleetwood Mac setting sail for another tour is doubtful, the musician didn’t entirely rule out the possibility. He expressed that if the opportunity arose and his schedule permitted, he would not hesitate to join the band again.
When asked if he would tour with Fleetwood Mac again, the guitarist replied:
“I don’t think they are going to do it again. I don’t really see it because Christine [McVie] is gone now, and Stevie [Nicks] is really busy. So, I have my doubts that they would crank that up again.
I don’t really see that ship leaving the port again. But if they asked me, and my time was open, I would certainly do it because I love the people, and their songs are really good.”
Mick Fleetwood had also shared his thoughts on the band’s future in light of Christine McVie’s passing and had suggested that the band’s journey might have reached its end. However, Fleetwood didn’t completely close the door on the possibility of the band’s return, hinting at the band’s history of bouncing back from adversity.