Stevie Nicks has paid tribute to her Fleetwood Mac bandmate, the late Christine McVie, with an emotional rendition of their basic Landslide.
Acting at her co-headlining tour with Billy Joel in Los Angeles yesterday, Nicks ended her 16-song set with a tribute to her “finest good friend in the entire world”, as she referred to as McVie in an announcement shortly after McVie died on November 30 final yr.
Coming to the top of her efficiency of the band’s hit track Landslide, with footage of the 2 buddies all through the years flashing on the display behind her, Nicks struggled to get the final of the lyrics out, bowing her head and resting it on the mic as she cried.
Watch the video above.
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As soon as she was in a position to converse once more, she instructed the gang, “There’s actually not a lot to say. We simply will fake that she’s nonetheless right here. That is how I am making an attempt to take care of it. Thanks for listening.”
She then retreated again to her bandmates and took a bow with them to shut out the present, nonetheless visibly upset.
It is the primary time Nicks has spoken out concerning the tragedy since penning a touching handwritten tribute when she first heard of McVie’s passing late final yr.
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“Just a few hours in the past I used to be instructed that my finest good friend in the entire world for the reason that first day of 1975, had handed away. I did not even know she was unwell… till late Saturday night time,” Nicks wrote on Twitter and Instagram on the time.
“I needed to get to London however we had been instructed to attend. So, since Saturday, one track has been swirling round in my head, again and again and over. I believed I would presumably get to sing it to her, and so, I am singing it to her now. I all the time knew I would wish these phrases someday (written by the Girls Haim). It is all I can do now.”
Nicks, 74, then wrote out the lyrics to Haim’s 2019 hit Hallelujah, which embody the lyrics, “I had a finest good friend however she has come to move – one I want I might see now … You had been there to guard me like a defend, lengthy hair operating with me by means of the sector.”
“See you on the opposite facet, my love,” Nicks concluded. “Remember me – At all times, Stevie.”
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