January 10, 2023 |
Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood reunited to celebrate the life and legacy of their late bandmate Christine McVie.
On Monday night, the musicians were photographed leaving McVie’s service at Little Beach House Malibu.
According to TMZ, Nicks, Buckingham and Fleetwood paid their respects and shared their favorite memories of McVie.
Nicks held one white and one red rose in her hands as she exited the service.
The band’s reunion comes more than a month after McVie passed away from a “short illness” at age 79.
On Nov. 30, Fleetwood Mac released a joint statement on Twitter, saying there were “no words to describe the sadness” of the famed keyboardist’s death.
“She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure,” the group continued. “She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life.”
The statement continued, “We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”
Though the band came together for a somber moment, it remains unknown whether they will ever reunite on stage due to the years-long drama between ex-lovers Nicks, 74. and Buckingham, 73,
In the 1970s, the two musicians began dating — a few years before Fleetwood Mac was formed.
While recording the 1977 album “Rumours,” Nicks and Buckingham split. Simultaneously, McVie and bandmate John McVie — whom she wed in 1968 — had also called it quits.
In the ’80s, Buckingham began releasing solo albums and decided to step away from Fleetwood Mac. Nicks followed suit and also left the band to begin pursuing a solo career. However, they both rejoined the group years later and the group began planning a tour.
In 2018, Buckingham asked his bandmates if they could postpone their tour for a few months so he could promote his solo work. Though he said the rest of the group was willing to be flexible, Nicks stayed firm on her decision to not move any of their tour dates.
Buckingham was subsequently fired from the group, but he didn’t go down without a fight. The lead guitarist filed a lawsuit against Fleetwood Mac for his $12 million share of the tour, which he claimed he still wanted to be a part of.
Fleetwood, 75, Nicks and the McVies were named in the suit, which was settled later that year.
Buckingham has not performed with the band since 2018.