Rockers Bon Jovi to head 2018 Rock Hall class

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is Saturday. Here are 13 stories about the inductees and the hall from concerts played here little-known facts profiles and more

Bon Jovi reunited onstage with former members for a powerful performance celebrating its admission into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the late icon Nina Simone was welcomed to the prestigious music club with show-stopping performances from Lauryn Hill and Andra Day. The singer said he had been writing his "Thank you" speech for decades.

"I know that some of you voted for us every single day", Hawkes told the crowd. In the end, it's really all about time'.

"We took that journey together at certain times as a group, and I think it's wonderful we can re-enact that - not only for us, but for the fans", said Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan back in February. The set included Bon Jovi classics such as "You Give Love a Bad Name", "It's My Life", "When We Were Us" and "Livin' on a Prayer". Bon Jovi, one of the six acts getting inducted, dominated the ceremony, making it so that the event appealed more to the band's fans than to the fans of the other acts being inducted (Dire Straits, for example, who received very little stage time).

Overall, the Dire Straits Rock Hall Induction experience will be remembered for not having a proper presenter, as well as a performance.

Simone has been a pioneer in pushing for civil rights influenced everyone from Aretha Franklin.




The evening was opened by the Killers, who marked the 2017 passing of Tom Petty with a version of his early favourite with the Heartbreakers, "American Girl.' The passing of Chris Cantrell was acknowledged with a take on Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun" by Heart's Ann Wilson and Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell. "I said "I'm doing great, this is awesome". Her brother, Sam Waymon, accepted the honor on his sister's behalf. Howard sang a Tharpe track with backing from Questlove of the Roots on drums and Felicia Collins from The Late Show with David Letterman band on guitar.

British rockers Dire Straits estrangement continued with the group's frontman, Mark Knopfler, declining to attend the event alongside his band, who inducted themselves into the Hall.

The pioneering new wave band, which crafted catchy pop songs into Top 40 hits, was inducted Saturday by Brandon Flowers, lead singer of The Killers.

A live stream of the ceremony's red carpet will be viewable at the Rock Hall's Facebook page, YouTube channel and official website starting at 5:30 p.m. ET.

According to USA Today, Howard Stern said of the group's rise to fame, "Aside from the incredible music accomplishments, they are some of the nicest men I ever met, humble and gracious".

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