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The results are in and the 2019 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are The Cure, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Roxy Music and The Zombies.
“I have a lot to say about this, but I will save those words for later,” said Nicks – who was also inducted in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac. “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.” Nicks will also the first woman to be honored by the Rock Hall twice.
Nominees who were not inducted this year include Rage Against the Machine, Devo, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Rufus feat. Chaka Khan, John Prine and Todd Rundgren.
The Zombies’ have appeared on three previous ballots, and as keyboardist Rod Argent told Rolling Stone it was a relief to be awarded the prestige after so many years. “I know it’s fashionable in some circles to say, ‘I don’t mind whether I get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or not,’” he said. “But that is not how I’ve ever felt. When we were first nominated, that felt like a huge honor in its own right. And this time to turn the corner and get inducted, feels fantastic … I’m just so delighted.”
For more information about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2019 click here.