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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Morissette inducted into RockWalk

Singer Alanis Morissette at her RockWalk induction ceremony in LA

Alanis Morissette has joined the ranks of Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Jimmy Page after being inducted into the RockWalk in Hollywood.

The Canadian singer-songwriter, whose 1995 album Jagged Little Pill sold over 30 million copies, was joined by Clueless star Alicia Silverstone at the ceremony at Guitar Centre on Sunset Boulevard.

The 38-year-old admitted it took encouragement from her friends to embrace her success.

"As a Canadian I'm known to do the 'aw shucks,' and look down at my feet thing a lot, and I've had many friends encourage me to enjoy the egoic aspects of this fantastic career, so here I am," she said.

"It's an honour to be here."

Alicia revealed she used to be "obsessed" with the singer and fellow vegan as a teen.

Speaking of the first time she listened to Jagged Little Pill, Alicia said: "I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

"I felt like I was her biggest fan in the world, I thought that we were soulmates."

The two women went on to become friends, and are both mothers to young sons - Alanis gave birth to her son Ever Imrie in December 2010, while Alicia is mother to Bear Blu, born last year.

"This woman was my idol, I was obsessed with her, and so looking back truly moves me, she's such a talented lady," Alicia explained.

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