Bon Jovi Leads The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 Class

Bon Jovi Leads The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 Class

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just revealed its inductees for the class of 2018, and those ungrateful blokes in Radiohead are not on the list.

Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, The Cars, Dire Straits and Nina Simone will be enshrined in the Rock Hall in the performer category, while Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be recognised with an award for Early Influence.

Shut out altogether are first-time nominees Radiohead, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, Rage Against the Machine and Judas Priest (whose lead singer, Rob Halford, has a condo overlooking Balboa Park) in San Diego.

"Wenner used to run the Hall of Fame, but he's lost his clout", one insider said.

That may also explain why so many repeat nominees who made the ballot this year failed to gain enough votes this time around. The "You Might Think" rockers will be inducted on April 14 in Cleveland, where the band's founders, Ric Ocasek and the late Benjamin Orr, who was born and raised in a Cleveland suburb, first met before relocating to Boston. An edited version of the ceremony will air on HBO.

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Bon Jovi's longtime sideman and guitarist, Richie Sambora, left the band in 2013 but will be inducted alongside his former bandmates.

The Moody Blues lineup to be inducted are Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas.

In addition Dire Straits, The Cars, and The Moody Blues will also be recognized.

Artists are able to be considered for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. Asked about this, Bon Jovi replied: "I feel like everybody who was nominated should get in".

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