Bon Jovi reunited for Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction

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On Saturday, it was a four and a half hour long ceremony that recognized the lifelong works of the bands in Rock and Roll genre and inducted them into Hall of Fame. Hill earned a standing ovation from the audience. The singer said he had been writing his "Thank you" speech for decades.

Bon Jovi reunited with their original line up at the event.

"We've had this in the works since December", Ms. Weir, 66, said, adding she and her husband have seen the Moody Blues more than 30 times.

We snagged videos of all the visitors to the Rock Hall's press room. He literally recounted the band's biography, seemingly straight from the group's Wikipedia page.

They performed crowd favorites like "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "It's My Life".

Sambora, who left the New Jersey band in 2013, and Alec John Such, who left in 1994, embraced their former bandmates after each spoke onstage to accept the honor.

They were inducted by Howard Stern, who provided many laughs at the event. "I've got mixed emotions", he said.

"I know that some of you voted for us every single day", Hawkes told the crowd.

Raised in segregated North Carolina, Simone became a passionate advocate for racial equality, with her best-known song perhaps the civil rights anthem "To Be Young, Gifted and Black". "It was a pleasure to go on this journey with him". Find other highlights from the rocking evening on the Rock Hall website. Fans expecting something special were left disappointed. Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard talked about her recent tour.

Dire Straits, led by Mark Knopfler, emerged from Britain's so-called pub rock scene of the 1970s, which emphasized blues roots and no-frills musicianship in an era of angry punks and flamboyant glam bands. The Cars, founded in Boston in 1976, combined New Wave and classic rock sounds.

"Her voice was so distinctive and powerful, and I never heard anything like it", the R&B superstar said. Ric Ocasek, the singer of The Cars, discussed some of his early Cleveland shows. "It feels odd to be up here without him", Ocasek said, who noted he lived in Cleveland for a while. If I wrote a book, it would be the best time I ever had'.

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.

Steven Van Zandt came out next. Mary J. Blige will induct Simone, while Andra Day will sing in her honor. "All of those things meant a lot to me".

The late Tom Petty was honored with a rousing musical tribute by The Killers to open the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland.

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