Drummer Mick Fleetwood has confirmed that Christine McVie has written songs for new studio album and will join the band in studio sessions.
McVie left the band in 1998 and in December reflected on her reasons for retiring: “I’d made my mind up that I’d done enough touring. I just couldn’t live out of a suitcase any more. Whereas now I would really rather like to again.”
McVie made a guest appearance last year at the bands London gig sparking speculation that she may rejoin the band.
She said that she had been spurred on by discovering how many young people enjoyed Mac’s music: “I have friends with grandchildren in their teens and they’ve got Rumours, Tusk, all the live stuff, and they dig it, man, they really like it!”
Official confirmation has not yet appeared, but the band’s publicist tells Billboard: “Christine has indeed rejoined and we are hoping to make an announcement about a tour some time in 2014