Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Christine McVie recently revealed that the band is not a fan of creating a virtual concert in the style of ABBA’s Voyage show. Though the concept was hailed by fans and critics after the Swedish group launched it last month Jimmy Page revealed that Led Zeppelin had considered the idea but couldn’t reach an agreement.
Christine McVie opens up on the idea
In a new interview with The Guardian, McVie appeared to suggest that Fleetwood Mac also had discussions. “I don’t think we’re doing it,” she said. “It’s a novelty. People would rather see the real people, I’m sure.”
During the same interview, she was asked if she had “blanks” in her memory as a result of the band’s era of overindulgence. “No,” she replied. “I have to say I’m not guilt-free in that department, but Stevie [Nicks] and I were very careful. The boys used to get provided with cocaine in Heineken bottle tops onstage, but Stevie and I only did the tiny little spoons. I suppose sometimes we got a bit out there, but we were quite restrained, really. I always took fairly good care of myself. My drug of choice was cocaine and champagne. I didn’t use any other drugs at all. It’s easy for me to say, but I think it made me perform better. Maybe somebody could tell me different!”
McVie is gearing up to release Songbird, a compilation of her solo material, on June 24th. Back in February, 45th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumourswas celebrated by revisiting what makes the dramatic album flawless all these years later.