David M. Benett
Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart attend the UK Premiere of 'Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams' in September 2013.
Christine McVie left Fleetwood Mac in 1998, but now the singer, songwriter and keyboardist is no longer interested in going her own way: McVie is interested in rejoining the legendary group.
"I like being with the band, the whole idea of playing music with them," she told the U.K. Guardian in an interview. "I miss them all. If they were to ask me I would probably be very delighted … but it hasn't happened so we'll have to wait and see."
Christine McVie (then Christine Perfect) wed bassist John McVie in 1968, and she joined the band in 1970 and would remain a member for 28 years. The McVies divorced in 1976.
"I think I was just music'd out," Christine McVie, now 70, said of leaving the band. "I suffered from some kind of delusion that I wanted to be an English country girl, a Sloane Ranger or something … and it took me 15 years to realize that it's not really what I wanted at all."
In September, McVie joined her former band in London to perform "Don't Stop," which she wrote. "It was amazing, like I'd never left," she told the Guardian. "I climbed back on there again and there they were, the same old faces on stage."
Fleetwood Mac recently canceled concerts in Australia and New Zealand so John McVie could be treated for cancer. But Christine McVie had good news to share about her ex-husband's condition.
"He's having his treatment in LA right now," she said. "But they caught it really early so he should be up and running in a couple of months."
And John McVie's health, of course, will help determine whether Christine will rejoin the group. "It's a long way down that path if it ever were to happen," she said of rejoining. "John's got to get well first, so it hasn't been talked about. We'll have to wait and see."
First published November 25 2013, 11:01 AM