Following the marriage, and now known as Christine McVie, she joined Fleetwood Mac
as a pianist and singer and remained a member for the next 25 years, becoming a superstar in 1975 as part of the Lindsey Buckingham
version of the band. She and John McVie divorced in 1978, although both continued as members of Fleetwood Mac
through the albums Tusk (1979) and Mirage (1982). She recorded and released a second solo album, simply called Christine McVie, in 1984. She married keyboardist Eddy Quintela in 1986. They would separate four years later in 1990 (and divorce later in the decade), just as the band -- minus Buckingham
-- released Behind the Mask. Following the tour for that album, McVie announced to the band that she would no longer go on the road, although she continued to work in the studio with them, contributing five songs to 1995’s Time. A reunion of the Buckingham
incarnation of the band for 1997’s live The Dance followed, and McVie did the resulting tour with the group before officially retiring from Fleetwood Mac
in 1998 after the group’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that year. She then lived quietly out of the music limelight until the release of her third solo album, In the Meantime, in 2004.
In 2006, McVie was awarded the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors' Gold Badge of Merit.
During an announcement of Fleetwood Mac
's 2012 world tour, Nicks
downplayed the hope that McVie would ever rejoin the group. The following year, Christine performed with the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
. It was her first appearance on-stage in 15 years. That fall, McVie joined Fleetwood Mac
on stage in London to play "Don't Stop" and appeared at two subsequent dates.
Early in 2014, Fleetwood Mac
officially announced that McVie had rejoined the band. The Rumours edition of the group toured together for the first time since 1998. McVie and Buckingham
assembled at Village Recorder's Studio D in Los Angeles (the same room where Tusk was cut) in order to re-establish creative chemistry. It worked. After returning to England, an inspired McVie began sending Buckingham
demos and song snippets. They re-engaged the recording process with John McVie and Mick Fleetwood
for a new Fleetwood Mac
studio album -- Nicks
was to add her parts later. The quartet cut eight songs before breaking off to rehearse for the band's' upcoming On with the Show tour, which began that fall and lasted an entire year. When Nicks
decided to tour her own material in 2016 rather than reconvene with Fleetwood Mac
in the studio, McVie, Buckingham
, and John McVie went back in and finished the album they'd begun before the tour. The finished project, entitled Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, was issued in June 2017. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi