Mick Fleetwood Discusses Viral ‘Dreams’ TikTok, Eddie Van Halen’s Legacy

Mick Fleetwood, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, called Andy Cohen's SiriusXM show Andy Cohen Live to discuss the TikTok viral video of skateboarder Nathan Apodaca sliding down the street while chugging and closing Ocean Spray cran raspberry juice Fleetwood Macs "Dreams" sings along.
"A lot of my kids are young and connected and it just seemed so fitting," said the drummer, who came over to TikTok so he could recreate the video himself. "It's just about giving people the opportunity to express themselves immediately." And it seems very, very closely related to free speech down the line and having fun doing what God knows we all need now. We managed not to really know the end result but supported it. We know its history and everyone is somehow on that program. Of course, that's why I was connected to it. It's just a cool thing. "
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"Stevie [Nicks] wrote the song," he continued. “She has to celebrate now. And it's great. It's great to be connected unexpectedly. I think that's so cool about it. Not everything is planned well and everything is great. It's just why not? "
Fleetwood and Cohen also discussed the death of Eddie Van Halen. The two musicians didn't know each other well, but they were playing together one night in the 1990s when the guitarist was a guest on Fleetwood's side project The Zoo. "Eddie was someone who could grab any guitar and go," he said. "It's like Jimi Hendrix. They had a magical talent where they could play any old piece of nonsense guitar and suddenly it sounded good. He was a phenomenal, one-of-a-kind player who is amazing. He had the magic."
Finally, Fleetwood spoke about the possibility of a Fleetwood Mac biopic. "I'm surprised that has not happened yet," he says. “I think it would be a great story. It gets caught up in love and big things, bad things, you know, sadness, joy. There are no direct plans for this, although it has definitely gotten hot and cold for the past 10 years. "
Fleetwood Mac ended their last tour in November 2019. Fleetwood has since largely held back, despite staging an all-star tribute show for Peter Green, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, in London in February. There was an incredible cast that included Steven Tyler, Noel Gallagher, David Gilmour, Kirk Hammett, Pete Townshend and John Mayall.
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