Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues

Frederick Owens
December 14, 2017

Bon Jovi performing at the Q earlier this year.

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They dominated the fan vote, and now rock n' roll heavyweights Bon Jovi will officially be inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. Sister Rosetta Thorpe will also be inducted as an "early influence". Dire Straits hasn't performed in any incarnation since their split in 1992, and frontman Mark Knopfler has yet to indicate whether or not he's open to the idea of a reunion performance and the induction ceremony. Long-time members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge will be joined by former Moody Blues members Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder. The band reunited in 2010, releasing the album "Move Like This", and toured in the United States in 2011.

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to its induction year.

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The Hall of Fame, which surveyed some 1,000 historians and music industry players to select the new inductees, will welcome the six artists in a gala concert on April 14 in its home base of Cleveland.

That means Radiohead, who were nominated in their first year of eligibility and officially were not going to attend the ceremony anyway, didn't get in. Fans also are able to vote. It'll be broadcast on SiriusXM and an edited version will air on HBO at a later date. Additional public ticket details and pre-sale offers will be announced in January.

She was especially influential to Little Richard, the rock pioneer who was in the Hall of Fame's first class in 1986, with Tharpe discovering the future star's voice when he was selling soft drinks at her concert.

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