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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees revealed (no Radiohead)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees revealed (no Radiohead)

Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be honored on April 14th at an induction ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland.

Bon Jovi, led by Jon Bon Jovi, formed in 1983 in New Jersey and remains one of the biggest acts in the US music industry, releasing albums every couple of years. "I would also like to thank the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame foundation for putting a cap on my career; one that continues to astonish me with its gifts".

Bon Jovi, however, is already primed and excited for a reunion with former guitarist Richie Sambora and original bassist Alec John Such at the Rock Hall induction. Somehow, the immensely influential Simone had not been nominated since her first year of eligibility in '86.

It's official: The 2018 list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees has been announced. The Award For Early Influence was given posthumously to Sister Rosetta Tharpe.




"Thanks for inducting us into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame".

In its citation, the Hall of Fame credited the London band with its revival of Americana, saying, "Dire Straits dragged rock kicking and screaming back to its gritty, country roots using beefy guitar licks and bluesy vocals".

The Cars, formed in Boston in the late 1970s, merged rock and synthesizer-oriented pop to produce hits like "Drive" and "Just What I Needed" before breaking up in 1988.

The Moody Blues, who still tour regularly, started in R&B but shifted gears sharply with 1967's concept album "Days of Future Passed". Some of the other snubbed artists that did not make the cut includes Rage Against the Machine, MC5 and Radiohead.

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