The two also performed together at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony last night
As the two headed backstage after their performance for photos and interviews, Nicks referred to Styles’ old band as NSYNC before quickly realising her mistake.
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Nicks said: “When Harry decided to make a solo record from NSYNC…not NSYNC, sorry. I’m never gonna live that one down! One Direction.”
She continued: “He could have gone one or two ways: he could have made a serious pop record, which would have been less of a risk, or he could have made a rock and roll record and take a risk, and he did.”
Earlier in the evening, Nicks performed on stage at the ceremony with Styles and Don Henley. You can see some images and videos from the performance here:
Becoming the only female to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice, first as a member of Fleetwood Mac and now as a solo artist, Nicks performed ‘Stand Back’, ‘Leather and Lace’, ‘Stop Dragging My Heart Around’ and ‘Edge of Seventeen.’ She also paid tribute to Prince with her final song, interspersing it with lyrics from ‘When Doves Cry.’
In his speech to the star ahead of the award, Styles said: “Stevie Nicks is the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a second time. First, with Fleetwood Mac, and now for her unforgettable solo work. With Stevie, you’re not celebrating music from long ago through the mists of time. She was standing on stage headlining a place doing her best work just three nights ago. She is forever current. She is forever Stevie.
“…She is the magical gypsy godmother who occupies the in-between. It’s a space that can and will only ever be hers. She’s a lot like a rock ‘n’ roll Nina Simone — finding the notes that only she can. And by being so unapologetically herself, she gives others permission to do the same. That is true Stevie.”
Writing about the news on Twitter, Nicks said: “I have a lot to say about this…For now I will just say, 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.”