'It was very hard to leave,' she says. 'I just couldn't leave them after Lindsey left (in 1987). I couldn't do that to -- them, I just couldn't. But after Lindsey came and played the inauguration with us, I realized that I could never deal with Fleetwood Mac again unless it would be the five of us. And it will never be that way again. So I decided my part in that particular Shakespearean drama is over.' But Fleetwood Mac's impact on Nicks' life continues.