Stevie Nicks Uses Taylor Swift as an Example to Highlight Christine McVie’s Importance to Fleetwood Mac
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Stevie Nicks, a member of the iconic rock band Fleetwood Mac, recently expressed her deep sense of loss following the death of her friend and bandmate Christine McVie.
In an interview with Vulture emphasizing McVie’s irreplaceable role in the band, Nicks stated:
“You can’t replace her, you just can’t.”
Nicks went on to describe McVie as her “musical soul mate” and her “best friend” within Fleetwood Mac.
She used Taylor Swift’s lyrics from “You’re On Your Own, Kid,” specifically the line, “you always have been,” to frame her relationship with McVie. Nicks said:
“That was Christine and I. We were on our own in that band. We always were. We protected each other.”
The absence of McVie, according to Nicks, leaves a gaping void in Fleetwood Mac that cannot be filled. She expressed her concern about performing without McVie behind the Hammond organ and stated that without McVie’s presence, there’s no reason for the band to continue.
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Nicks also highlighted the significant contribution of McVie to Fleetwood Mac’s discography.
She noted that without McVie’s pop hits in their set list, the band would have to become a much more hard-rock band, as they did during a tour without her in 2009.
Despite the heartfelt discussion about the void left in Fleetwood Mac following McVie’s death last year, Nicks subtly mentioned the band’s 2019 tour without Lindsey Buckingham. She noted that the band had a great time touring with Neil Finn and Mike Campbell after Buckingham was fired.
Currently, Nicks is on a solo tour with dates scheduled through December and more shows announced for February and March of 2024.