Last week, history was made as Stevie Nicks became the first woman ever to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, twice.
Nicks was first inducted into the hall of fame with her band Fleetwood Mac back in 1998. This year, she was inducted as a solo artist and the presenter of the award was none other than former One Direction member, Harry Styles.
Fans of both Styles and Nicks were originally confused at the announcement of Styles being chosen to present the induction award to Nicks, but after learning about their close friendship and similar life path, it seemed like the right choice.
Both Styles and Nicks got their start in a wildly successful band. Nicks started as the lead singer of Fleetwood Mac in 1975, most famous for their songs “The Chain” and “Landslide.” She then decided to take her career solo in 1981 and was met with instant success, however she still performs with Fleetwood Mac.
Styles made his start in the band One Direction in 2010, becoming the frontman of one of the most successful boy bands in the world. In 2015, the members of One Direction announced that they would be going on hiatus so they could each pursue solo careers.
Back in 2017, Styles released his debut self-titled solo album, which became number one on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart.
Longtime fans of Styles know that he has always been an avid Fleetwood Mac lover, and now that his solo career has taken off, Nicks has taken a liking to Styles as well. According to vulture.com, Nicks said in an interview with Rolling Stone, “When Harry came into our lives, I said, ‘Oh my God, this is the son I never had.’ So I adopted him.” She explains, “I love Harry, and I’m so happy Harry made a rock and roll record — he could have made a pop record and that would have been the easy way for him. But I guess he decided he wanted to be born in 1948, too. He made a record that was more like 1975.”
Styles has performed with Nicks numerous times, both at his and her concerts. Styles would also periodically perform covers of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” on his tour.
It then became a regular thing for Nicks or Fleetwood Mac to invite Styles to play with them whenever he was able.
The dynamic duo played together again at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last week, which will be turned into a TV special on HBO and released on April 27.