The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its class of 2019 inductees today (Thursday December 13th) and The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies will be honored at the Hall of Fame ceremonies on March 29th in New York City.
This year’s collection of legends is especially historic as Stevie Nicks is the first woman, ever, to be inducted twice per her solo career and work with Fleetwood Mac. In order to be nominated each group/artist must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years ago.
With mountains of accolades between them, the inductees voiced their gratitude and congratulations, with Janet Jackson posting, “We did it u guys… Thank U for all your love and support,” while Phil Manzanera (the most recent lead guitarist of Roxy Music) wrote, “Christmas has come early for the band… Cheers for that!”
Stevie Nicks said in an interview, “I have a lot to say about this, but I will save those words for later. 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.”