Harry Styles has long been a fan — and friend — of legendary rock singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks, and he’s about to get his chance to show off his fandom.
Harry Styles has been selected to do the speech presenting Stevie Nicks at her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, later this month. Stevie Nicks was first inducted in 1998 as a part of Fleetwood Mac. This time, she’s being recognized for her solo career; it’s an especially big deal, as she is the first woman to be inducted twice (several men, including all four Beatles, have been inducted twice).
Styles is not just a fan of Nicks and Fleetwood Mac; he’s also become a friend to some of the members. On May 19, 2017 at one of his L.A. shows, he invited Nicks onstage to duet with him on a few songs, including the Fleetwood Mac classic, “Landslide.” They also performed one of Nicks’ solo songs, “Leather and Lace,” which she originally recorded as a duet with Don Henley of the Eagles. As presenters often perform with the artists they are inducting at the Hall of Fame show, there’s a good chance they will reprise that duet on the big night.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will also see Janelle Monae presenting Janet Jackson, and Brian May of Queen presenting hard rock band Def Leppard, takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 29. An edited version of the broadcast will air on HBO later this spring.