It appears Christine McVie was the glue that held Fleetwood Mac collectively at its worst instances. Whilst her personal marriage to the band’s bassist, John McVie, ended, drummer Mick Fleetwood divorced, and Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham broke up, she was nonetheless just about the one one left considerably leveled headed.
Whenever Nicks and Buckingham had a very nasty battle, McVie was the one one who may calm the guitarist down. She was just like the band’s English fairy godmother.
Christine McVie knew how to calm Lindsey Buckingham down after he fought with Stevie Nicks
In an interview with Billboard, Nicks revealed one of many the explanation why it was nice having McVie within the band. Initially, she was the buffer zone.
“Christine was like my mentor, and the only person who could buffer Lindsey,” Nicks stated. “She could totally soothe him and calm him down, and that was great, because I wasn’t good at that. We were sailing along on the highest wave. It was OK for a while, until it wasn’t. At the end of 1976, that’s when it just blew up.”
McVie wasn’t simply the buffer zone, she was generally the voice of cause and generally the exact opposite of Nicks.
McVie by no means did something outrageous on the peak of Fleetwood Mac’s fame
Like Nicks, McVie had a ability for taking her real-life experiences and turning them into hit songs. In “Don’t Stop,” McVie talks about her separation from McVie after eight years of marriage. Additionally, “You Make Lovin’ Fun” speaks about her affair with Fleetwood Mac’s lighting director. In accordance to Harper’s Bazaar, McVie instructed her husband it was about her canine.
Nonetheless, she was dissimilar to Nicks in the best way she performed herself. For instance, there’s a YouTube video of Nicks and McVie making an attempt to file a Completely satisfied Birthday video for Warner Bros. McVie constantly tries and fails to get Nicks to give attention to taking pictures the video, however Nicks can’t cease laughing. McVie was like a mom hen.
“We all drank a lot and did a lot of cocaine, we partied a lot, I don’t think I did anything terribly outrageous,” McVie instructed Harper’s Bazaar. “Except I once threw a cake out the window which landed on top of taxi. I was kind of the good girl in the group. That’s who I was. Stevie used to call me Mother Earth because I was always pretty grounded.”
Nicks and McVie are additionally dissimilar of their personal lives
Initially, when Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac, she and McVie made a pact that they’d at all times be “a force of nature.” After that, if the ladies had been in a room stuffed with nice, male rockstars, they vowed they’d by no means be handled like “second-class citizens.” They’ve at all times stayed true to that, their bond, and their selves.
Nonetheless, temperament isn’t the one factor that makes the Fleetwood Mac girls totally different. They like to preserve very totally different personal lives.
“Stevie is just unbelievable,” McVie continued to Harper’s Bazaar. “The more I see her perform on stage the better I think she is. She holds the fort. She’s a brand. We’re quite different in that way – I have an outside life. I live in London not the States. I like going shopping on my own.”
McVie continued, “I have more of a normal life than her and that keeps me grounded… Stevie is devoted to her career and boy, does she do it well,” McVie stated.
Additionally, McVie may stroll away from Fleetwood Mac for 15 years as a result of she couldn’t take it anymore, one thing Nicks would by no means do. Above all, Nicks and McVie have at all times labored nice collectively. Their relationship is sort of the one one which’s survived in Fleetwood Mac.