For Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie was more than just a Fleetwood Mac collaborator.
Nearly a year after McVie’s death in November 2022, Nicks told Vulture that the British musician “was like my soulmate, my musical soulmate and my best friend.” While promoting a new Barbie doll inspired by her, Nicks, 75, told the website that Fleetwood Mac is unlikely to continue performing without McVie.
“I felt like you can’t replace her. You just can’t. Without it, what is it? [Fleetwood Mac]?,'” She continued.
For years, McVie was the keyboardist and vocalist for the legendary rock band, lending his talents to several songs, including “Songbird,” “Everywhere” and “You Make Loving Fun.” He died on November 30, 2022, aged 79.
In April it was revealed that McVie died of an ischemic stroke.
Nicks told Vulture that she and McVie shared a special connection in the band and that “there was a good chance” they would continue performing together before his death. Referencing Taylor Swift’s “You’re on Your Own, Kid,” Nicks said she and McVie “protected each other.”
“When he died, I thought we couldn’t really do this anymore,” he said. “There is no reason to do it.”
Nicks isn’t the only Fleetwood Mac star contemplating the band’s future after McVie’s death. At the 2023 Grammy Awards in February, Mick Fleetwood told The Times that “the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris.”
“I would say we’re done, but we’ve all said that before. “It is something unthinkable at this moment,” she added.
Elsewhere in her interview with Vulture, Nicks praised Amazon Prime Video’s “Daisy Jones & the Six” and its parallels to her band, and shared how her Barbie came to be. The doll emulates Nicks’ signature flowy, bohemian style with a “Rumors”-inspired dress.
As of Tuesday, the toy was sold out on Mattel’s website.
Just hours after its release, the Nicks-inspired doll hit the resale market. Resale listings for the new Barbie have already reached double the original price of $55 on sites like Ebay, Variety reported.
In the meantime, Nicks will continue to take his music across the United States. Continuing his Live in Concert tour, Nicks will be coming to the Kia Forum in Inglewood on December 2nd. Next year, his stops will include Atlantic City, New Jersey; New Orleans and Omaha, Nebraska.
“Let’s keep this party going in 2024,” he wrote in an Instagram announcement.
Times staff writer Jonah Valdez contributed to this report.