The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has revealed its Class of 2019: Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Def Leppard, Roxy Music and The Zombies.
Nicks makes history as the first woman to be inducted into the Hall twice, as she is already a Hall of Famer as a member of Fleetwood Mac, who were inducted in 1998. In a statement she said: “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.”
Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said: “How wonderful to be in the same club as the Rolling Stones and the Beatles and the Who and Queen and etc., etc,” he said. “It’s nice. It’s a good club to be in.”
The Zombies have been on the ballot three previous times. They’ve been eligible since 1989. Colin Blunstone said to Rolling Stone, “You do start to doubt that it could happen. I’ve tried to tell myself that if we don’t get inducted, it’s just a bit of fun. Don’t take it too seriously. But of course when you’re actually inducted, everything changes. You think, ‘This is a career-defining and life-defining moment.’”
The induction ceremony is set for March 29th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. It will later be broadcast on HBO.