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Bon Jovi Gets Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

Bon Jovi Gets Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

The Rock Hall induction was expected to include all the original members of the band, including guitarist Richie Sambora, bassist Alec John Such, keyboardist (and Tony Award victor David Bryan), and drummer Tico Torres.

However, one of the most talked-about inductions this year came in the form of Bon Jovi, who announced in February that their original lineup was set to reunite for the induction performance, including famed guitarist Richie Sambora, who left the group back in 2013. "We help people get through".

"If he asks me", responded Sambora.

Up next was Dire Straits, with integral band members Mark and David Knopfler not present. Following these speeches, the group took to the stage to perform this long-awaited reunion, which also included an appearance from Alec John Such for the first time since 2001, after leaving the group in 1994.

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Bon Jovi will be inducted along with Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, Nina Simone and others. "Without Cleveland, what the (expletive) is rock and roll?" said Van Zandt, who received quite the audience response.

He said: 'I'm very proud to be inducted with these guys.

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Orr died in 2000, but each of the band members acknowledged his impact, with lead singer Ric Ocasek saying "it feels unusual being up here without him".

Cars vocalist and rhythm guitarist Ric Ocasek attended Bowling Green State University earlier in his life, but it didn't last long, Mr. Milliken said. Fans also were able to vote on the Rock Hall's website. "It feels odd to be up here without him", Ocasek said, who noted he lived in Cleveland for a while. Wearing a billowing dress that made her look like a fairytale princess, Hill capably sang and rapped her way through Simone's tracks "Ne Me Quitte Pas", "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" and "Feeling Good".

Tharpe died in 1973 at the age of 58, but her music lives on and is being appreciated by a new generation just learning of her legacy. "That's why Nina is so important and means so much to me".

The 2017 induction ceremony will be broadcast on cable channel HBO on May 5. He didn't address the gathering unlike the previous ceremonies where he opened the ceremonies with his speech.

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However, the Someone Like You star took to Instagram to let the mum-of-three know just how much she was enjoying her performance. She shared the stage with over 100 dancers and a brass marching band for the expertly choreographed set.

Wilson reminded the sellout crowd at the Public Auditorium that the band never strayed far from its roots, saying, "the Moody Blues have always been a kick-ass rock band".