Christine McVie Discusses the Possibility of Rejoining Fleetwood Mac


Christine McVie's
couple of guest appearances on stage with Fleetwood Mac during September in London may not be the last we see of her with the band.

In a new interview with the Guardian in the U.K., McVie has made noises about possibly rejoining the group full-time, saying that, "I like being with the band, the whole idea of playing music with them. I miss them all. If they were to ask me (to rejoin) I would probably be very delighted...but it hasn't happened so we'll have to wait and see."

That's not exactly saying she's ready to become a full-time member again, of course, and McVie even noted that it's "a long way down that path if it ever were to happen." But she admitted that when she left the group during the late 90s to return to the U.K.

"I suffered from some kind of delusion that I wanted to be an English country girl, and it took me 15 years to realize that it's not really what I wanted at all,” McVie told the Guardian.

The group's Lindsey Buckingham, for one, says he always enjoyed having McVie to work with in the group:

"She and I, we'd always had just a great chemistry the two of us, and that was one of the things I could do well when she was in the band is help her with her songs and be sort of a mentor for her in terms of arrangements and other things and, y'know, that rapport."

But Buckingham adds that there's a bit of unfinished business lingering from McVie's departure:

"When she quit the band, clearly she was not happy touring. She never did enjoy the touring so much. But she felt a very strong need to burn pretty much every bridge she had in the United States. She got a divorce. She sold her house. She sold her publishing, for God's sake. She quit the band. She moved back to England. It was a radical series of things she did, and I'm not sure why."

Fleetwood Mac is currently on hold while McVie's ex-husband, bassist John McVie, deals with a recent cancer diagnosis.

Christine McVie told the Guardian that, "John's got to get well first...He's having his treatment in L.A. right now, but they caught it really early so he should be up and running in a couple of months."