We knew Stevie Nicks’s long-lost “love child” Harry Styles would induct her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but – surprise! – there was also a family performance. Styles, in a snazzy blue suit, joined Nicks for a performance of her Tom Petty duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” with Harry also on guitar. As Nicks noted in her introduction of the surprise, she and Styles have become BFFs in recent years and somewhere along the way she more or less adopted him. Sorry, Mr. and Mrs. Styles, you share custody now. The love is that real.
Backstage after her induction, Nicks elaborated on her admiration for Styles, of noted boy band … N’SYNC? “What I really love about Harry is when he decided to make a solo record from N’SYNC,” she started. But, stay calm, she immediately corrected herself: “Sorry! I’m never gonna live that one down, I know it.” But for the record, she added, “Well, I liked One Direction too so …” Read the rest of Stevie’s gushing words for her honorary son and now-bandmate below:
Anyway, he could’ve gone about it two ways: He could’ve made a really serious pop record, which would’ve been much less of a risk. Or he could’ve made a rock and roll record and take a risk. And he did. And I went to the Troubadour for one of the first nights he actually played songs from that record and I went, “You know, this beautiful child should’ve been born in 1948, too, because he just fits in with all of us.
He loves our music. He loves the whole 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s music that we’ve been doing all this time. He toured that record right into the ground, which is what you have to do, especially when you take a risk. He said, “I’m taking an extra year, everybody, because I think this is that good. So I’m gonna go and tour for another year with this record.”
So that’s what he did. I think that he succeeded beautifully. That’s where he’s gonna stay. That means he will still be around in 30-40 years. He’ll still be doing it just like I have continued to. He’ll still be rockin’ it across the country when he’s 60, 70 … 50 … 40 [laughs].