Peter Still/RedfernsWhen Fleetwood Mac heads out on the road in April, Stevie Nicks will once again be the only woman in the band; Christine McVie left the group in 1998 and has withdrawn from the music business entirely. But that doesn't mean that Nicks has stopped wishing that she'd come back.
Speaking to Britain's Guardian newspaper, Stevie says, "I'd beg, borrow and scrape together $5 million and give it to her in cash if she would come back. That's how much I miss her." She added, dramatically, "I miss her like flowers need the rain," but admitted that McVie, who wrote and sang lead on "Don't Stop," "You Make Lovin' Fun," "Say You Love Me," "Over My Head" and other hits, will never return.
"We all did everything we could do to try and talk her out of it," Nicks tells The Guardian, "but you look in someone's eyes and you can tell they're finished. It's like when somebody breaks up with you and says, 'We're done.' Or as Taylor Swift would say: 'We are never ever getting back together...ever!'"
But with or without Christine, Stevie promises that if fans come out to see the band this time around they will have a better experience than on the last Fleetwood Mac trek, when she admits they were just going through the motions.
"I'm thinking that this is going to be a very different tour," Nicks maintains. "The audience is going to see a very different Fleetwood Mac up there -- we talked about how we really need to appreciate what we have and who we are and how far we've come."
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