The 34th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, honoredDef Leppard,The Zombies, Roxy Music, Radiohead, Janet Jackson, The Cureand Stevie Nicks.
Already in as a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks was honored for her solo career, making her the first woman to be in the Hall twice. She was inducted by a young friend, British pop idol Harry Styles.
From Harry Styles' speech inducting Stevie Nicks into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:"She’s so wise and serene. She sees all the romance and drama in the world and she celebrates it. She will stand on stage introducing her songs, telling you how she wrote them — honestly — like you’re the only other person in the world. You’re more than a fan, you are her friend. And her words say in so many ways, ‘I understand you and you are not alone.’ And that is true Stevie.”
With Harry down on one knee and holding the Rock Hall statuette above his head, Stevie took the stage to deliver a long, unfocused ramble of an acceptance speech that mentioned her mother and some past boyfriends.
From Stevie Nicks' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acceptance speech:
"It’s not hard for me to go and play for you, but it’s very hard for me to try to tell you how I thank you for this, being the first girl in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. Sometimes I just can tell great stories, but for me to tell you a story from my heart about what this means to me is very hard because this has never happened to me before. And I’m hoping that since it’s never happened to me, and now only once -- 22 men in for zero women, and now one woman – that what I am doing is opening up the door for other women to go like, ‘Hey man, I can do it.’”
With her Fleetwood Mac bandmates in attendance, Stevie and her band did “Stand Back" wearing the original cape from The Wild Heart album cover. Her ex-boyfriend and fellow Hall of Famer Don Henley came out to duet with her on “Leather and Lace." Then Styles returned to sing the Tom Petty part on “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” She ended her set with “Edge of Seventeen.”