These Are the New Inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, and others are being recognized; ceremony takes place in March
The 2019 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced — and there are plenty of familiar names on the list.
Chosen for the Hall of Fame are Janet Jackson (pictured above middle), Stevie Nicks (above right), The Cure, Def Leppard, Radiohead (lead singer Thom Yorke above left), Roxy Music, and The Zombies.
Nicks is actually already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of her band Fleetwood Mac. She is now the first female artist to be recognized twice.
“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,” Nicks, 70, wrote on Twitter in response to the news.
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. @rockhall pic.twitter.com/aNofFoG6eC
— Stevie Nicks (@StevieNicks) December 13, 2018
“We did it u guys,” Janet Jackson, 52, told her fans on Twitter about the new honor.
“Thank U for all your love and support.”
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) December 13, 2018
The most surprising pick this time around has to be Roxy Music, a British 1970s band that capitalized on the glam scene.
Glam bands haven’t received a lot of love from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the past.
The Cure has been shortlisted several times in years past, but this is the first time the group is being recognized.
The band first hit it big in the ’80s; it was considered a signature group in the gothic rock scene.
The Zombies are a British rock band best known for the song “Time of the Season” in 1968.
Radiohead remains a popular band. It was one of the most popular acts in the ’90s, with hit songs like “Creep.”
Def Leppard, meanwhile, is one of the top hair-metal bands, with huge hits in the ’80s that includes “Hysteria” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”
The 2019 selections were made by over 1,000 artists, historians, journalists and music professionals.
Fans also gave input and were allowed to vote online or in person at the Rock Hall’s Cleveland museum.
The induction ceremony for these musicians takes place on March 29, 2019, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Fan response to this year’s picks has been mostly positive.
“That’s a very solid #RockHall2019,” wrote one Twitter user. “No complaints at all.”
Another reacted by saying, “@JanetJackson shaped a lot of my teen years. She talked about racism, passion, respect, and sex with such power and strength. I can’t imagine the music world without her. Your faves wouldn’t exist if she didn’t take the stage. #RockHall2019.”
Yet another said, “Stevie Nicks is being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame FOR THE SECOND TIME. Just shows how much she’s queen! #RockHall2019.”
Acts already in the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include AC/DC, Aerosmith, Tupac Shakur, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, and many others.
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