Stevie Nicks Says Rock Hall Induction Has ‘Opened The Door’ For Women

David Layde
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When Stevie Nicks takes her place in the Rock Hall pantheon next March, she’ll receive the honour for a second time based on her solo career. Nicks was originally inducted as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1998. She’ll also become the 23rd person overall to receive the listing twice.

Nicks spoke to Rolling Stone and said the most important part of her double induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was that she was the first woman to earn the accolade:

“Well, that’s probably the biggest part of it. My biggest hope is that I have opened the door due to the fact that there are 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.”

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The Fleetwood Mac singer, now aged 70, admitted that it had taken a “long time” to be granted the double induction. Setting a precedent, Nicks offered hope for other female artists saying, “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.”

Nicks said she’d had words with female pop-rockers Haim and told them, “Okay, now I’ve opened the door for you. Now each one of you needs to go do a solo album really fast and get your solo [career]s going, so in the next 20 years, you’ll be able to do this too … maybe I’ve opened the doors to all the girls in my life that sing and write and play and are amazing.”

Nicks expressed her desire to keep going as an artist, “I still have so much I want to do and they have so much they want to do. It’s like we have a mutual admiration society that goes on after every one of these, especially the last shows, whether they are my shows or Fleetwood Mac shows. That’s what I’m mostly happy about.”

Nicks concluded that even though receiving the accolade was highly emotional for her she wouldn’t feel “weepy” until a few weeks before the ceremony when she began to think about “what I’m going to say and what I’m going to do.” Speaking about her exact plans for the night she said, “I don’t want to hex it before I make my final decision and talk to some people about it. I want to make the right decision and I want this to be really perfect. But this is a great group of people to be going in with. I’m thrilled about that.”

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

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