Bon Jovi, Nina Simone Among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees

Ruben Ruiz
December 15, 2017

In addition Dire Straits, The Cars, and The Moody Blues will also be recognized. Additionally, Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be given an Early Influence award.

Radiohead also don't seem to care about the Rock Hall anyway, with guitarist Jonny Greenwood telling Rolling Stone earlier this year, "I don't care", and a representative for the band confirming that they wouldn't be attending any Rock Hall ceremony.

Then again, the very definition of rock and roll has been debated following the controversies over some of the artists inducted.

Also inducted this year was the legendary Nina Simone.

Arena-packing anthem rockers Bon Jovi, soul legend Nina Simone and gritty English pub band Dire Straits on Wednesday won spots in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The biggest snub this year, bar none, is the absence of Radiohead, who many felt was a shoo-in for enshrinement. Ticket details will be announced in January.

The ceremony will premiere on TV network HBO and will be broadcast via SiriusXM, with further details to be announced in due course.

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Many, but not all, of the still active inductees perform at the induction ceremony.

There were some people disappointed that Dire Straits got into the Hall. The New Jersey band's induction could see a reunion, at least for a song or two.

The band is the single most important and influential rock act to come out in the last 25 years.

The group said the would reunite with original member Richie Sambora, who is no longer in the group, in honor of the special occasion. That same year, traditional rock acts were refusing to accept rap group NWA among the ranks of the Hall of Fame.

This is the first year the alternative band has been nominated, and it would have sent a wonderful signal to younger fans of the genre to choose them.

Ballots are cast by approximately 1,000 artists, historians, critics (including this writer) and other music industry professionals. And in recent years, this has caused continuous controversy.

The top five vote-getters count as a total of one ballot in the Rock Hall election process. See the full list, which includes Bon Jovi and The Cars, right here!

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