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Mick Fleetwood Talks Viral TikTok, Lindsey Buckingham's Potential Return

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By Chris Barilla

2020 has surely had its fair share of odd occurrences, but not even Mick Fleetwood could have anticipated that his and the rest of Fleetwood Mac's chart-topping 1977 track "Dreams" would re-enter the minds of a generation over 40 years later, all thanks to a viral TikTok of a man skateboarding while drinking juice.

Now, the veteran musician is taking some time to discuss his feelings regarding the newfound virility and some other factors regarding his life and Fleetwood Mac as a whole.

How It Went Down

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Last month, TikTok user Nathan Apodaca, who goes by the handle @doggface208, posted a video of himself skateboarding, drinking cranberry juice, and lip-syncing to "Dreams." Since it was shared, the video garnered over 30 million views and has since led to an endorsement deal from Ocean Spray for Apodaca (and a brand-new truck) thanks to him showcasing their juice. 

Fleetwood thinks the attention a new generation is giving to "Dreams" is "cool," even going as far to replicate the viral TikTok himself and express to Apodaca that he wants to work with him.

In Conversation

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While speaking to Page Six, Fleetwood elaborated on his feelings regarding Apodaca and the TikTok. 

"It was a reach out with a smile," the British-born musician said happily to the publication via a Zoom call 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?"

Fleetwood maintained he's humbled by the second round of success on the already-esteemed song, calling it a "moment of connectivity" that "just resonated."

A Happy Accident

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"It was sort of a huge accident. This is hugely gratifying and it’s fantastic," he went on to detail of how Apodaca managed to bring the attention of an entirely new generation to Fleetwood Mac's music.

Beyond the humbling viral moment, Fleetwood also took some time to discuss Lindsey Buckingham, who was fired from the band back in 2018, maintaining that he "has no idea" whether or not the former Fleetwood Mac member would ever end up rejoining the group again.

Lindsey Buckingham

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"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," he said of his last conversation with Buckingham, which occurred after the death of late band founder Peter Green in July. 

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