Eighties babies should start searching their wardrobes for their vintage Bon Jovi T-shirt’s and ripped blue-jeans in support of one of rock’s favorite popular hairbands being among the class of 2018 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The notorious Rolling Stone magazine reports Bon Jovi keyboardist, David Bryan as saying, “It’s a Christmas miracle. [We were] guys living the dream, getting on a bus with no guarantees in any way shape or form or anything. It was, ‘Let’s go out and make this happen.’ And we actually did.”
Bon Jovi is among other 80’s favorites such as The Cars, Dire Straits and goth group Depeche Mode, yet remain the only band in the line-up who started their lengthy, musical career in the 80’s, unlike the other candidates for 2018.
Other’s who were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018, include the late greats Nina Simone, who passed in 2003, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who’s passing was in 1973, will receive the Early Influence Award.
Lastly, The Moody Blues complete next years class by accompanying the well-loved and revered bands mentioned above, on the applauded inductee list.
In order to have been inducted, the band/artist must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years before the induction year. Those artists on the ballot for the first time this year include Sister Tharpe, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits and Miss Simone.
Fans can start getting pumped up now for the sure-to-be, mind blowing performance that is usually scheduled at the ending of each induction ceremony. This performance is carried out by all of the 2018 inductees on stage at once, jamming in synchronicity.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will hold their 33rd traditional event on April 14, 2018, at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Keep your ears open, and be on the lookout for details on ticket release date information. If you just so happen to miss this star-studded event, not to worry; HBO will ultimately show an edited version of the noted event, and SiriusXM will air a radio performance as well, in Spring of 2018.