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Christine McVie: I Want to Return to Fleetwood Mac

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Christine McVie is thinking about tomorrow all right—which, if fans are lucky, may one day include rejoining Fleetwood Mac.

The 70-year-old singer says she would definitely be up for returning to the band she helped make famous—that is, if her former bandmates will have her.

"I like being with the band, the whole idea of playing music with them," McVie told the Guardian in a recent interview. "I miss them all. 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."

The musician, who cowrote some of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits including "Overy My Head," "Little Lies" and "Say You Love Me," quit the group back in 1998 to lead a quiet life in the English countryside. 

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But she stirred rumors of a musical comeback when she joined Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and former husband John McVie onstage last September at two of the Mac's shows at London' O2 Arena to sing their hit, "Don't Stop," another ditty she cowrote.

When asked what her motivation was for wanting back in, McVie added that she missed the rock scene.

"I think I was just music'd out," she said, reflecting on her exit from the lineup she was a central part of for 28 years. "I suffered from some of kind of delusion that I wanted to be an English country girl, a Sloane Ranger or something…and it took me 15 years to realize that it's not really what I wanted at all." 

As for her September reunion with her mates, McVie compared it to riding a bike.

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"It was amazing, like I'd never left," she told the paper. "I climbed back on there again and there they were, the same old faces on stage."

It may be a while however before she becomes a permanent member again. That's because Fleetwood Mac has been on a break while John McVie is treated for cancer.

But the hitmaker revealed the bassist's prognosis was "really good."

"He's having his treatment in L.A. right now, but they caught it really early so he should be up and running in a couple of months," she said.

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