They had said it was as unlikely as an asteroid striking the Earth, but it happened: Christine McVie’s reunited with Fleetwood Mac for the first time since 1998. She appeared during the band’s show in London Wednesday night, sitting in for their performance of “Don’t Stop”, the classic song which she wrote in 1976. Watch fan footage below.
McVie was a cornerstone of Fleetwood Mac for nearly 30 years, and writer of many of their most well-known songs, including “Don’t Stop”, “Over My Head”, “Say You Love Me”, and “You Make Loving Fun”. Following the band’s introduction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, she announced her retirement.
As recently as last year, Stevie Nicks shot down the possibility of a reunion, telling Rolling Stone, “I would say there’s no more a chance of that happening than an asteroid hitting the earth.” Earlier this year, Lindsey Buckingham made similar comments to CBS: “She ended up getting a divorce, she moved back to England, she quit the band, she sold her publishing. She didn’t have to burn as many bridges as she did.”
It’s unclear what caused her change of heart, but McVie is expected to join her former bandmates once more during their ongoing UK and European tour.