Mick Fleetwood has said that Fleetwood Mac is “finished”.
The drummer attended the 65th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last night, confirming the news on the show’s red carpet.
He told reporters that he sees no future for the legendary band following the recent death of their keyboardist and songwriter Christine McVie.
“I think at this point, I really think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris,” Fleetwood admitted.
“I would say we’re done, but we’ve all said that before. It’s a bit unthinkable right now.”
Fleetwood also revealed that all of the band members are focusing on other musical projects, adding: “Everyone goes out and plays, so I’m going to do the same thing, find people to play with.”
The rocker performed the Fleetwood Mac classic Songbird written by Christine McVie with Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt during the Grammys’ In Memoriam segment on Sunday night.
Fleetwood Mac’s last world tour, An Evening with Fleetwood Mac, was in 2018 and 2019 and included two nights at London’s Wembley Stadium.
After Lindsey Buckingham left the band due to a dispute with members in early 2018, the tour lineup included Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, and John McVie.
They were joined by new recruits Neil Finn and Mike Campbell.
McVie’s last show was at the Peter Green tribute concert at the London Palladium in February 2020.
In November 2022, McVie died at the age of 79.
Her family said in a statement on Facebook: “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart that we inform you of Christine’s death.
“He passed away peacefully at the hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, after a brief illness. She was in the company of her family…RIP Christine McVie”.
Since Fleetwood Mac rose to fame in London in 1967, the band have released 18 studio albums and sold more than 120 million records worldwide.
His 1997 classic, Rumours, has sold more than 40 million units and continues to appear on charts around the world.