Former Mac keyboardist joins musicians in Maui
Adam Tait

14:47 15th February 2013

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Former Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie joined her ex-bandmates Mick Fleetwood and Rick Vito, along with Steven Tyler, on stage in Maui this week.

McVie last played with Fleetwood Mac in 1998, for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

She has declined offers to rejoin the band in the years since, but went and saw the band perform in London in 2003 and again in 2008.

With the announcement of Fleetwood Mac's reunion last year, and the news they would be going on world tour, many fans had hoped that McVie would be rejoining as well, but Stevie Nicks has downplayed any chance of that happening.

Speaking to Rolling Stone before Christmas, Nicks said: "I would sasy there's no more chance of [McVie returning] than an asteroid hitting the earth. She is done.

"She doesn't want to do it anymore. She doesn't want to fly. She doesn't want to come back to America. When she left, she left. She sold her house, her piano, her car.

"She went to England and she has never been back since 1998, so it's not really feasible, as much as we would all like to think that she'll just change her mind one day. I don't think it will happen. We love her, so we had to let her go."

Watch Christine McVie on stage with Mick Fleetwood and Steven Tyler below

McVie, who used to be married to the band's bassist John McVie, wrote some of the group's biggest hits.

She has largely refrained from public appearances in recent years, bar going to see her bandmates perform.

Some fans might be hoping that her appearance on stage this week might suggest she's considering rejoining the band, but we suggest fans don't get their hopes up.

Below: Beyonce, Fleetwood Mac and more: all new big gigs of 2013

  • The Yeah Yeah Yeahs will embark on a three-date mini-tour of the UK in May

  • The Postal Service will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their only album Give Up with a world tour that includes to UK dates in May

  • Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show world tour will bring her to the UK in April

  • Fleetwood Mac might not be making the Glastonbury appearance we all wanted, but they are coming to the UK in September and October to play five shows

  • Following a stint supporting Rihanna on her world tour, A$AP will play a series of headline shows in the UK in May

  • This summer will see The Who take to the road to play their Quadrophenia album in its entirety

  • Thom Yorke will play three solo shows this year in London, Berlin and New York. He'll play his London show at the end of February

  • It's not a reunion, because they never broke up, but a reunited Fall Out Boy will play one show in the UK at the end of February

  • Vampire Weekend will visit the UK at the start of May as part of the tour promoting their new album, which is released in May

  • Following the release of their first album in 22 years, My Bloody Valentine will emabrk on a four-date UK tur at the start of March

  • Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark return with a new album in April, and will tour the UK in May in support of it

  • Enter Shikari will round off an 18 mont stint of touring with a series of intimate shows around the UK throught April and the start of may

  • Guitar wizard and all round cool guy Slash will play two shows in the UK at the end of February/start of March

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