Mick Fleetwood on viral video and whether Lindsey Buckingham will return
By Nicki Gostin
Mick Fleetwood thinks it’s “cool” that his band’s classic tune “Dreams” is climbing the charts again.
Last month, Nathan Apodaca posted a TikTok video of himself skateboarding and chugging cranberry juice while lip-syncing to the Fleetwood Mac 1977 hit “Dreams.” The clip has been viewed over 30 million times, resulting in Apodaca being gifted a cranberry-hued truck from Ocean Spray and the Stevie Nicks penned song gaining over 8 million on-demand streams last week.
Fleetwood, 73, even made his own TikTok copying Apodaca and the two met up via a Zoom chat.
The British-born musician is humble about the video’s success chalking it up to a “moment of connectivity” that “just resonated.”
“It was a reach out with a smile,” he told Page Six from his home in Hawaii. “Here I am and here we go. It’s so what we need right now. And how cool is that?”
“It was sort of a huge accident. This is hugely gratifying and it’s fantastic,” he said.
Fleetwood Mac are as famous for their songs that defined the ’70s as much as their internecine squabbling, which has led to members leaving and returning.
The most recent was in 2018 when guitarist Lindsey Buckingham was fired.
Fleetwood, who says he spoke to Buckingham recently, “has no idea” if Buckingham will ever return.
He explained in a not very clear or succinct way: “I think the reality is without going into huge detail, one of the things I always say is that the disconnect happened and there were emotions that were somewhat not removable and there are personal things within the band and Lindsey’s world.
“All I can say is really openly is that Lindsey Buckingham and the work he has done with the band is never going to go away and we have a functioning band with the changes that we made. You know time heals and it was lovely to be able to talk with him.”
Fleetwood said the two spoke by phone after Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green passed away age 73 in July.
“Lindsey said, ‘I know you’re really sad and of course, I was.’ And that’s what reconnected me and Lindsey. We had the greatest talk. It was like we’d just spoken five minutes ago.”
The drummer is looking forward to a post-COVID time where he can perform again and “there has to be a positive outcome of stories to be told by all of us.”