By Sue Falco and Bruce Simon
Yahoo! Entertainment News
Thursday October 25, 2001
Fleetwood Mac is working on a new album, engaged in its first recording sessions since singer-keyboardist Christine McVie left after the band’s last tour. While there are published rumors that Sheryl Crow might replace McVie in the group’s lineup, representative for Crow has denied that she would be joining the group. Drummer and founding member Mick Fleetwood says that while there are no hard feelings, Fleetwood Mac is more than willing to go on without McVie.
“Just the four of us are going to continue and we’ll augment the band for live performance,” he says. “We’re blessed that we have a lot of material that Stevie (Nicks) and Lindsey (Buckingham) are way capable of demonstrating, and it will be a different band to some extent. As of the moment, no, there’s been no thought of adding anyone. Stevie’s had a lot of fun working and touring a lot with Sheryl Crow…and…I don’t anticipate anything like that happening. We’re certainly not planning to do that, and that’s where we’re at.”
The new Fleetwood Mac album isn’t expected until well into next year.