‘We let go of that a long time ago’: Fleetwood Mac welcomes unexpected talk of Christine McVie reunion

When Christine McVie started ruminating about a reunion with Fleetwood Mac, after making a rare appearance with her former band in London, fans weren’t the only ones shocked. So was Mick Fleetwood.

Fleetwood, of course, co-founded Fleetwood Mac in in 1967. McVie, then going by her maiden name of Perfect, officially joined three years later — helping form the foundation of a lineup, along with ex-husband John McVie, that would reach superstar status with the release of 1977′s mega-selling Rumours.

By 1998, however, McVie had left. Fleetwood Mac has continued forward as a four piece, with Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood, McVie and Stevie Nicks.

That said, McVie has permission to resume her place at any time, Fleetwood says.

“The thought of some picture that may or may not happen is still a lovely thought,” Fleetwood tells RCN TV. “We miss her. She’s magic. … We let go of that a long time ago, when she decided to hang it up, so to speak. But if she ever decides not to hang it up, she’d always be welcome.”

McVie’s surprise stop in London evolved out of a personal visit to Fleetwood’s home. “Chris is like my sister,” Fleetwood says. “She came to Hawaii, where I live, and we had the greatest time. It seems very normal for her to come and say hello. Anything else is all rumors, I’m afraid.”

No pun intended, right?

“People are going to say what they are going to say, and there’s really nothing we can do about it,” he says. “But it’s certainly not an awful thing to imagine — that she would be with us at some point in the future.”

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