Originally Posted by Murrow
I've expressed some of this in other threads but this seems more appropriate for the purpose.
Yes I do blame her for a lot.
2005 or so: I'm not doing another Mac album as the only female.
2014: Can we delay Mac activity even though Chris is back cos I've booked studio time.
One tour later
2016: I don't want to do a Mac album period.
My considered opinion is that Mick should have said "We're not waiting" to her in 2016 (better still 2014) the same way he claims he's done with Lindsey.
More than anything I blame Mick. He's just got too much of a soft spot for Stevie to put his foot down with her about anything these days. Did he seriously think having BOTH those two back in the band was going to work for any great length of time. All it produced was 20 years of jack s*** apart from Say You Will and that poxy excuse for an EP.
Mick's soft spot is that he knows which side his bread is buttered on, realizing that an FM with Stevie means much more money in his wallet than one without. This is why so many are disgusted - this once great band has been reduced to nothing more than a cash cow for him. Witness his charging fans $600 a pop plus fees for a brief meeting (ticket price not included!) as part of what I call his "Meet & Fleece" program.
There are also those who are very disappointed with Christine as I am but I'm certain that in an earlier era Christine would have been much more outspoken. The thing is she's now pushing 75 and age sadly does take its toll.
FYI: The Fleetwood Mac Rumours lineup = Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks.
The lineup featuring Mike Campbell and Neil Finn is a Post-Rumours lineup of the band.