Sunday, December 16, 2018

Stevie Nicks thrilled with history-making Rock Hall induction

As Stevie Nicks prepares for her induction into the 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the singer says she is most thrilled to have made history this past week as the first woman to be honored twice by the music industry institution.

“Well, that’s probably the biggest part of it,” Nicks tells Rolling Stone. “My biggest hope is that I have opened the door due to the fact that there’s 22 men who have gone in twice and zero women. I think that’s really a little off balance. That’s what I’m hoping, that what’s happened here to me will give all the little rock and roll stars that are just waiting out there a little hope that they can also do what I do.

“Mind you, it took a long time. I’m 70 years old. It took a long time for this to happen, but maybe because of this it won’t take so long for all the other incredibly talented women that I know and that I respect and that I listen to and that I’m friends with. That’s really the nicest thing.”

Originally inducted as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1998, Nicks will re-enter the Rock Hall at a March 29 event at New York’s Barclays Center alongside fellow honorees Def Leppard, The Cure, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies.

As a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks launched her solo career in 1981 with her debut album, “Bella Donna”, which topped the US Billboard 200, produced a pair of US Top 10 hits (“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” and “Leather And Lace”), and went on to sell more than 4 million copies in the country.

“I joined Fleetwood Mac at the beginning of 1975,” recalls Nicks. “We started talking about the solo album at the end of 1979, so my solo work was just a little over four years behind Fleetwood Mac. It has made my life amazing because I’ve been able to have these two amazing careers and live in two completely different worlds.”

Nicks - who received word of her induction as Fleetwood Mac were getting set to wrap up their 2018 live schedule with a pair of concerts at The Forum in Los Angeles – hopes her landmark Rock Hall honor inspires other female musicians moving forward.

“After the show last night I was talking to the Haim girls,” she explains. “I was saying to them, ‘Okay, now I’ve opened the door for you. Now each one of you need to go do a solo album really fast and get your solos going so in the next 20 years you’ll be able to do this too’ and maybe I’ve opened the doors to all the girls in my life that sing and write and play and are amazing.”

“Being inducted into it twice – for your own work out of the band – there really isn’t anything better than that, to be able to be in both clubs,”
she adds. “It’s the ‘you’re in it because you’re in a band club’ and the ‘you’re in it because of your solo work’ club.

“I am super excited. I am super grateful. I really didn’t expect this to happen, honestly. I just thought it never was going to happen. I’m really thrilled and I’m really grateful.”

Nicks and Fleetwood Mac will resume their North American tour in Denver, CO on January 31.

See also:

Stevie Nicks earns unique Rock Hall status with 2019 induction
Def Leppard and Stevie Nicks among 2019 Rock Hall inductees
Lindsey Buckingham settles Fleetwood Mac lawsuit over dismissal
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