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Stevie Nicks Becomes First Woman Inducted into Rock Hall Twice

The songstress earned her first trip to the hall with her band, Fleetwood Mac in 1998. She punched her second ticket Thursday for her solo work.

By NTK Staff | 12.13.2018 @1:00pm
Stevie Nicks Becomes First Woman Inducted into Rock Hall Twice

The woman that Rolling Stone dubbed the “reigning queen of rock and roll” on its 1981 cover, Stevie Nicks, made history Thursday when she became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.

First joining the illustrious club in 1998 when her band, Fleetwood Mac, was ushered in, Nicks was nominated earlier this year for her solo work and will join the class of 2019 at a ceremony next year.

“I have a lot to say about this, but I will save those words for later,” Nicks says in a statement, according to Rolling Stone. “For now I will just say, I have been in a band since 1968. To be recognized for my solo work makes me take a deep breath and smile. It’s a glorious feeling.”

Other 2019 inductees included The Cure, Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Roxy Music, and The Zombies.

Though she is the first woman to be inducted twice, 22 men have been inducted twice. Eric Clapton has been inducted three times (solo, Cream, and The Yardbirds).

Nicks and her Fleetwood Mac bandmates made news earlier this year when they fired longtime guitarist and musical architect Lindsey Buckingham, and replaced him with former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and New Zealand musician Neil Finn. In a recent interview with CBS News’ Anthony Mason, Buckingham cited Nicks as the driving force behind his ouster from the band.

Fleetwood Mac’s current tour, which will extend into the spring of 2019, is taking the band all across North America and parts of Europe.

Nicks’ solo work featured hits such as “Edge of Seventeen” and the Prince-inspired “Stand Back.” Her best charting single, “Stop Dragging My Heart Around,” reached No. 3 on the U.S. Hot 100 charts. The song was penned by Petty, originally intended for his “Hard Promises” album, and features Petty on vocals and guitars and the Heartbreakers as the backing band of the track.

Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac after an offer was extended to Buckingham to join in late 1974. The band needed a new guitarist, but Buckingham made it clear he was a package deal with Nicks, his girlfriend and musical companion at the time.

While still maintaining her place within Fleetwood Mac, Nicks went solo in 1981 after the band released three massively successful albums, including “Rumours,” which set a record for the number of albums sold at the time.

She released eight solo albums from 1981 to 2014. Her first solo album, “Bella Donna,” was the only one to reach the No. 1 spot in the U.S. It is certified 4x platinum, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

Perhaps best known for her collaborations, Nicks has appeared on tracks with Petty, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby, Kenny Loggins, Sheryl Crow, Dave Grohl, and Lana Del Rey, among others. Destiny’s Child used the guitar riff from “Edge of Seventeen” for their No. 1 hit, “Bootylicious.”

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