Bon Jovi is set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight in Cleveland, Ohio, and the entire state of New Jersey is celebrating, as Governor Phil Murphy has declared that April 14 as Bon Jovi Day.
Their die-hard fans pushed for years for them to be nominated, citing their influence on bands like Yes, Genesis and Rush - all Hall of Famers.
The Cars have pulled into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The band will be inducted by Howard Stern. "I am considering doing one of the new songs and that is something that's just not done". There was no performance following the band members' speeches. "I'm honored to induct Sister Rosetta Tharpe into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame", Howard yelled following a video package featuring past interviews from Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin and others praising Tharpe's musicality.
Robert De Niro's Robert Mueller Grills Ben Stiller's Michael Cohen
Stiller's Cohen has lots to hide. "It's a disgrace! This whole raid was a violation of attorney-criminal privilege", Cohen says. You broke the law, and now we're going to catch all of you little Fockers, you got that?"
Of course, it had to be Bon Jovi.
They performed crowd favorites like "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "It's My Life".
The 33rd annual Rock Hall ceremony kicked off with a tribute to Tom Petty, who died in October at age 66. The Cars, founded in Boston in 1976, combined New Wave and classic rock sounds. The New Jersey rock band will join the Cars, Dire Straits the Moody Blues and others as the class of 2018. He and band will play the Wells Fargo Center on May 3.
Guests are hitting the red carpet Saturday evening for the ceremony, which is back in Cleveland. But before I even get a chance to bring up the still on-going controversy of former guitarist Richie Sambora (who lasted from 1983 to 2013 as Bon Jovi's one-time guitarist and co-composer before mysteriously leaving the band), Bon Jovi erases any awkwardness by bringing it up himself.
Alan Clark of Dire Straits laughed in the bottom level food court as he spoke about how he claimed that he, bassist John Illsley and keyboardist Guy Fletcher would play an acoustic version of the epic "Telegraph Road" in the absence of frontman Mark Knopfler - and that it was taken seriously.