One thing’s for certain: There is no Fleetwood Mac without Christine McVie. In a recent interview, Stevie Nicks confirmed that she likely won’t continue performing under the label of her iconic rock band following the passing of her longtime best friend and bandmate last year.
“We did go out on the road and do a year-and-a-half tour with [Lindsey Buckingham replacements] Neil Finn and Mike Campbell,” Nicks told Vulture in a Monday (Oct. 2) Q&A. “We had a really great time and it was a huge tour. That was there in the realm of possibility. But when Christine died, I felt like you can’t replace her. You just can’t. Without her, what is it? You know what I mean?”
“She was like my soul mate, my musical soul mate, and my best friend that I spent more time with than any of my other best friends outside of Fleetwood Mac,” she added. “Christine was my best friend… Who am I going to look over to on the right and have them not be there behind that Hammond organ? When she died, I figured we really can’t go any further with this. There’s no reason to.”
The “Edge of Seventeen” singer went on to compare her grief over McVie to Taylor Swift’s Midnights track “You’re On Your Own, Kid,” which she’s previously said has helped her mourn her late best friend. The Fleetwood Mac keyboardist died of a stroke in November last year at 79 years old, with a secondary cause of death listed as cancer.
“The line ‘you always have been,’ it was like, that was Christine and I,” Nicks explained. “We were on our own in that band. We always were. We protected each other.”
Nicks, who’s currently embarked on a solo tour as well as a joint tour with Billy Joel, recently unveiled her very own Barbie figure with Mattel. Decked out in a Rumours-esque black outfit and feathered ’70s hair, the doll will be released next month.
“I take a few photos of her in every city, which ends up being a two-hour photo session,” Nicks told the publication of her plastic mini-me, who she also revealed has an Elvis-inspired Ken doll boyfriend. “I named him Kenelvis, and I introduced Kenelvis to Stevie Barbie. I have photographs of these two that will absolutely knock the world’s socks off. They look at each other in a way that’s like they’ve been in love for centuries.”
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