Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announce 2018 inductees

Also voted in, albeit posthumously, are two other first-time nominees: genre-leaping singer, songwriter and social activist Nina Simone, who died in 2003, and - in the Early Influence category - gospel music dynamo Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who died in 1973.

Bon Jovi, the band, is now recording a pair of new songs, "When We Were Us" and "The Wall", which will be released early next year and will be touring as well.

The Rock Hall's 33rd annual induction ceremony will take place Friday, April 14, at Public Hall in downtown Cleveland.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Wednesday morning, December 13, announced an old-school class of fan favorites as inductees for 2018.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll.

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

Bon Jovi are among the top acts who comprise the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 class which was announced on Thursday morning.

Drummer Tico Torres told Rolling Stone that Sambora and original bassist Alec John Such "are a huge part of us".

It's a Christmas miracle, says Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan.

Just among those that were nominated, I would have cast a vote for the Meters, the MC5, LL Cool J, Kate Bush, Rage Against the Machine, Rufus feat. "I respect that", Bon Jovi said. HBO will broadcast the ceremony. The legendary Simone will be the first black woman inducted into the Hall since Donna Summer in 2013.

Dire Straits also got a boost from MTV exposure on its hit "Money For Nothing" after its breakout song "Sultans of Swing" emerged in the late 1970s, featuring guitar mastery by frontman Mark Knopfler.

Many Judas Priest fans were upset that the band didn't get in. That same year, traditional rock acts were refusing to accept rap group NWA among the ranks of the Hall of Fame.

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