Stevie Nicks and Jimmy Fallon as Tom Petty Re-Create 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around' on 'The Tonight Show' - Rolling Stone
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Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Fallon Re-Create ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’

Fallon dons a blond wig to play ‘Tom Petty’ in faithful recreation of pair’s 1981 collaboration

The past is present this week on The Tonight Show where Jimmy Fallon is getting in on this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrations, welcoming a handful of inductees and other special musical guests to the show.

Nirvana‘s Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl stopped by on Wednesday, where they chatted with Fallon and introduced that night’s musical guests: Stevie Nicks and “Tom Petty” — a.k.a. Fallon in a blonde mop-top wig — who re-created the video for the pair’s 1981 collaboration “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” off Nicks’ solo debut, Bella Donna.

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Complete with an old school studio setup and throwback fashion, Nicks and Fallon give an excellent performance faithful to the original track, but made sure to have some fun when aping the clip’s goofier elements — nothing says “early days of music videos” like a slow-motion twirl.

Fallon will welcome Kiss to The Tonight Show on Friday following their induction into the Rock Hall on Thursday. It’ll be a fitting cap to a music-heavy week that’s found Hall and Oates’ John Oates sitting in with the Roots (drummer Questlove will induct the pop duo), and performances from Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) and Nas with Q-Tip. And while not Rock Hall-related, Fallon and Anne Hathaway busted out a medley of hip-hop tracks Tuesday night—from Snoop Dogg‘s “Gin and Juice” to Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”—in a Broadway show tunes style.


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