Fleetwood Mac has finally broken their silence on Christine McVie rejoining the band after announcing her retirement in 1998.

In addition to lining up their On With the Show tour this fall, the band is in the studio in Los Angeles working on a new album, the first for this lineup since 1987's Tango in the Night.

When Christine left, her goal was to spend her days in the English countryside, but she says the idyllic lifestyle starts to unravel about five years ago.  "I had gone through a divorce and got very isolated and hardly ever went to London.  I found that I was spending a lot of time on my own, and it started to play tricks on me and made me quite ill and depressed...I've gravitated back to the piano and started diddling around.  I don't think talent or the gift ever goes away.  I just think that it had got so buried."

She went on to say that she'd been thinking about rejoining Mac for the last couple of years.  The rest of the group had to sign on to it though.  Which they most certainly did.  The tour begins in late September, but no word on when we'll see the album.

From Tango in the Night, here's "As Long As You Follow" from iHeartRadio: