Home Uncategorized Mick Fleetwood Talks Viral ‘Dreams’ Boarder & ‘Having Fun’ With TikTok: ‘God Knows...

Mick Fleetwood Talks Viral ‘Dreams’ Boarder & ‘Having Fun’ With TikTok: ‘God Knows We All Need It Right Now’

Nathan Apodaca, otherwise known on TikTok as @420doggface208, stole hearts with his breezy skateboard ride, drinking Cran-Raspberry juice straight out of the carton to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”

Since the viral video, the classic 1977 Billboard Hot 100 gained 8.47 million on-demand streams in the U.S. last week, making for the song’s largest streaming week ever.

Mick Fleetwood, who ended up recreating the TikTok, recently chatted with Andy Cohen about the social media platform and the song’s second life among Gen Z. “I’ve never met him, and yet everyone and every member of that family is in across the whole planet. It seems like you know this gentleman, you know?” he said of Apodaca.

“The whole TikTok thing just seems so apropos, whether it stays like that. I don’t know, but now it’s all about just people having an instant way of expressing,” he continued. “And it just seems right across the board very, very much tied into really just free expression and having fun with it, which God knows we all need right now… So we did it, not really knowing the end result, but supporting him, we know his story and everyone is sort of on that program.”

Fleetwood went on to shout out his bandmate Stevie Nicks, “who wrote, wrote the song. She must be celebrating right now. And it’s great. It’s great to be connected unexpectedly.”

“It’s not all super planned and super anything. It’s just like, why not? You know, and that that’s my, my connect it to it. And that’s what it is. It’s just, it’s so off the wall, and it’s fun and look, what’s happening,” he concluded. “Everyone’s just expressing through it and it’s getting quirky and he’s having a ball and getting some focus in his life. And there you go.”

Fleetwood also discussed the “magic” of Eddie Van Halen, who died at the age of 65 earlier this week. “We just, we just bumped into each other a lot, musically,” he recalled. “Yeah. I’m thinking one crazy night in Aspen. I had a little sub band I think it was called The Zoo.”

“I remember him coming up on stage and I mean, Eddie was someone who could a grab any guitar and you go, he could play it upside down,” he continued. “It’s like Jimi Hendrix, but they had a magical knack of any old piece of nonsense guitar suddenly sounded good. As a musician, getting back to that comment one, he was a phenomenal, unique player beyond belief, you know, and he had the magic. Of course we were all lucky as listeners and as musicians and people out there that love Van Halen and loves him — we were given a, such a great musical treat for not long enough. Just crazy, great guy.”

Listen below.

 

Must Read

First Out: New Music From Fletcher, Maggie Lindemann, Serena Isioma & More

As 2020 mercifully draws to a close, it’s time to listen to some new tunes from queer artists. Billboard Pride is here to help with First Out,...

Paris Jackson On How Radiohead and Mushrooms Inspired Her Debut

While making her debut solo album, Paris Jackson wasn’t concerned about flaunting her musical heritage. “It’s really just about the music itself,” says the...

First Beat: New Music by Lil Baby, 24kGoldn Rico Nasty and More

For this week’s edition of First Beat, Lil Baby gifts fans two new records,  24kGoldn teams up with DaBaby, and Rico Nasty makes her...

Dua Lipa Throws a Joyful Living Room Party For NPR Tiny Desk Home Concert

We’ve all gotten used to watching concerts from the couch over the past nine months. So when it came to creating a mood for...

Watch Chance the Rapper, Jeremih & Valee Light Up a Christmas Party in ‘Are U Live’ Video

Chance the Rapper, Jeremih and Valee liven the party and overall holiday season in their “Are U Live” music video, which unwrapped itself on...