Stevie Nick honored his late Fleetwood Mac bandmate and lifelong buddy Christine McVie in Los Angeles on the weekend.
Nicks and McVie started their Fleetwood Mac journey collectively after becoming a member of the band within the mid-seventies, performing dwell and touring till their quiet breakup final yr. McVie died in November on the age of 79, after a brief sickness.
The “Stand Again” singer initially paid tribute to her shut buddy with an Instagram put up. Nicks, 74, revealed she did not know McVie was ailing in her handwritten be aware. McVie’s household introduced his passing in a press release.
Fleetwood Mac would additionally launch a press release, writing: “She was actually distinctive and particular and gifted past measure. She was the perfect musician anybody might have of their band and the perfect buddy anybody might have of their life. Now we have been so fortunate to have a life together with her. Individually and collectively, we cherished Christine deeply and are grateful for the superb recollections now we have. She will probably be tremendously missed.
Nicks carried out Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 introspective ballad “Landslide” in live performance final evening, in a joint program with Billy Joel. She tearfully revealed to the viewers how she is “coping” together with her buddy’s demise after ending the tune; “Landslide” had been the ultimate tune of the evening.
Members of Fleetwood Mac honor McVie’s passing
Fleetwood Mac bandmate Lindsey Buckingham and McVie’s ex-husband John each paid tribute to McVie. Buckingham and McVie have collaborated exterior of Fleetwood Mac, releasing an album in 2017.
Buckingham, 73, additionally posted a handwritten tribute, writing: “The sudden passing of Christine McVie is deeply heartbreaking. Not solely have been she and I a part of the magical Fleetwood Mac household, for me Christine was a musical companion, a buddy, a soul mate, a sister…
Nicks additionally included lyrics from Haim’s 2019 single “Hallelujah” in her tribute, revealing that she hadn’t been capable of cease fascinated about the tune after listening to the information. Haim would touch upon Nicks put up, writing “rip stunning songbird (coronary heart emojis) we love you stevie”
Nicks honors McVie with dwell efficiency of ‘Landslide’
Nicks closed her March 10 present with Joel in Los Angeles with a efficiency of “Landslide.” Photographs of the duo collectively have been proven behind Nicks throughout her efficiency.
Footage of the efficiency was later posted on YouTube by a fan.
Nicks breaks down in tears halfway by means of the efficiency, pausing for a second to get better. When he finishes singing, he tells the viewers, “There’s actually (inaudible) nothing to say. Let’s simply fake he is nonetheless right here, that is how I am attempting to take care of it,” he concludes earlier than becoming a member of his band members for a bow.
Followers took to Twitter to debate the heartbreaking efficiency.
“We love and miss you, Christine. You have been excellent, Stevie Nicks,” one spectator tweeted, sharing a photograph of the stage; a photograph of McVie and Nicks is proven on the monitor behind Nicks as she performs.
“You may see the ache in his eyes at dropping Chris and Tom (Petty). she additionally grieves the lack of her friendship with Lindsey. If you already know Stevie, you already know that her feelings make a few of her finest music. Perhaps she’ll bless us with one other tune concerning the lack of her mates,” one fan commented within the CONSEQUENCE thread of her efficiency.
“Stevie Nicks closed his set tonight with ‘Landslide’ which he devoted to Christine McVie,” wrote one viewer in his tweet concerning the present. She cried and stated, ‘I’ve to think about she’s nonetheless right here. That is all I can do.’ Such a fantastic and highly effective second.
“That rendition was the spotlight of the whole evening,” one attendee tweeted. Merely unimaginable. Wasn’t his band superior?
Nicks would additionally pay tribute to his late buddy Tom Petty with a efficiency of his 1989 solo hit, “Free Fallin'”. Petty died of an unintended overdose in October 2017.
Fleetwood Mac’s landmark album “Rumours” continues to interrupt gross sales data. The album, initially launched in February 1977, was the fifth best-selling vinyl album of 2022.