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Christine McVie Back in Fleetwood Mac

Mick Fleetwood announced the news in Maui over the weekend

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Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac.
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The "rumors" may be true: Vocalist and keyboardist Christine McVie has reclaimed her position in Fleetwood Mac, following a 16-year absence. On Saturday, drummer Mick Fleetwood reportedly told the audience at Uncle Willie K's BBQ Blues Fest in Maui, "This is the worst kept secret there is, but Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac." According to Fleetwood Mac News, he made the announcement after Willie and Fleetwood played an acoustic rendition of McVie's Rumours track "Songbird." The band has yet to release the news formally.

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McVie began rehearsing with the band in late 2013 for two shows on the group's European tour. At the time, however, frontwoman Stevie Nicks shrugged off the possibility of a full-scale reunion. "I would say there's no more a chance of that happening than an asteroid hitting the earth," she said. "She is done." Nevertheless, McVie joined the band for a rousing performance of the Rumours cut "Don't Stop" at London's O2 Arena.

Two months later, McVie told The Guardian, "If they were to ask me I would probably be very delighted . . . but it hasn't happened so we'll have to wait and see." And regarding her first appearance with the group after more than a decade away from them, the self-described "music'd out" singer said, "It was amazing, like I'd never left. I climbed back on there again and there they were, the same old faces on stage."

Recently, Nicks told Rolling Stone that if she wants to come back, the door is open. "She started the damn band," she said. 

In other Fleetwood Mac news, Christine's ex, John McVie has undergone cancer treatment, while Nicks has made an appearance on American Horror Story: Coven and even officiated Vanessa Carlton's nuptials with Deer Tick singer-guitarist John McCauley. 

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