'We Can Stop Holding Our Breath' on Rock Hall

Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson to be inducted
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2018 9:50 AM CST

(Newser) – Congratulations to Stevie Nicks. The rocker was announced Thursday as a 2019 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame following her first appearance as an individual nominee. She'll become the only woman to be entered twice, following Fleetwood Mac's 1998 induction. "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 says, per Rolling Stone. Winning the fan vote, Def Leppard was also selected in its first ballot appearance, along with Radiohead, in the band's second year of eligibility. Acts are only considered 25 years after the release of their first single or album. The other 2019 honorees selected from 15 nominees: Janet Jackson, The Cure, Roxy Music, and the Zombies. More on the honors:

  • About time: Colin Blunstone of the Zombies calls it "a career-defining [and] life-defining moment" after almost 30 years of eligibility, per Rolling Stone. "It's a nice badge of honor ... Now we can stop holding our breath," adds Joe Elliott of Def Leppard.

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