Danny ClinchChristine McVie is currently on the road with longtime Fleetwood Mac cohort Lindsey Buckingham in support of their recent duet album — and even though that album features every Mac member but Stevie Nicks, Christine says there are no hard feelings. As McVie tells the Toronto Sun, “We definitely have her blessing. I saw her in L.A. recently. We had dinner.”

McVie and Lindsey will rejoin the band for its upcoming appearances at Classic East and Classic West, two-day stadium festivals taking place July 15 and 16 in Los Angeles and July 29 and 30 in New York City, respectively. The festivals will also feature Eagles, Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Compared to her shows with Buckingham, McVie expects Fleetwood Mac’s festival performances to be “kind of psychedelic” because of the size of the audience.

She says additionally there’s “the fact that you’ve got Mick [Fleetwood], who’s got a drum kit the size of New York and Stevie running around on stage in front of us. So there’s a flamboyance to that which there’s isn’t in Lindsey and I.”

Christine also gave an update on her former husband, Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013. She says, “He’s doing great. He’s in complete remission. But he has slowed down a little bit…He loves sailing now.”

The band plans a world tour for 2018, and Christine warns, referring to John, “One has to wonder, this next tour, this might be his last. We’re just looking ahead one year at a time.”

As for whether or not there’ll ever be another album featuring all the members of The Mac, Christine says, “I don’t think anyone knows that. But one lives in hope that it could be possible.”

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