Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie and Christine: ‘We were like rock’n’roll nuns’

The Guradian
Thursday 12 December 2013 19.26 GMT

Through all Fleetwood Mac’s years of druggy excess and bitter breakups, the friendship between Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks never faltered. They talk about addiction, sexism – and how they can’t wait to play together again

Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie in 1975 Photograph: Fin Costello

Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie in 1975 Photograph: Fin Costello

September 2013, and Stevie Nicks is about to perform Landslide at the O2 in London, where Fleetwood Mac are playing three nights. Before she does, though, she has a dedication to make. “This is for my mentor. Big sister. Best friend,” she says, and there are precious few people in the venue who don’t know she’s talking about Christine McVie, her fellow female bandmate and the Mac’s keyboard player, as well as one of its singers and songwriters from 1970 until she quit in 1998. Continue reading