Yesterday (November 30th), the rock world lost an undeniable talent: Christine McVie, co-vocalist of Fleetwood Mac, died at age 79. While her band's pop-rocky music in many ways sounds like the furthest thing from metal, Fleetwood Mac's omnipresence in the Seventies, Eighties and beyond allowed them to touch musicians in our heavy corner of the music world as well.
One of those people is TOOL, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan, who shared a short yet touching tribute to McVie on Twitter proclaiming his lifelong admiration for the singer's work, calling her voice "a part of my DNA."
Keenan comment dropped in the replies to a Tweet by comedian/music nerd Marc Maron, who called her "one of the greatest rock voices ever, both as a singer and songwriter." In response, TOOL's singer shared his own impressions on McVie's contributions to music.
"Same bus driver from Kindergarten to eighth grade," Keenan wrote. "She only had two eight-track [tapes], Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Steve Miller Band. That album and her voice is part of my DNA. RIP."
See the tweet below.