WARNING: CONTAINS VULGAR LANGUAGE
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held in Cleveland on Saturday. You can watch it May 5th on HBO.
Bon Jovi opened the ceremony, which was odd since they usually save the biggest inductee for last. Richie Sambora was there. Howard Stern inducted the group. They performed You Give Love A Bad Name, It’s My Life, Livin’ On A Prayer, and their 2016 song When We Were Us.
Dire Straits didn’t perform. Their frontman (Mark Knopfler) declined to attend after some recent drama. His younger brother and fellow bandmate (David) also refused to attend saying that the Hall “reneged” on its promise to pay for his travel costs to Cleveland. Also, for the first time in induction-ceremony history, no one introduced the band.
The Cars performed Just What I Needed, My Best Friends Girl, You Might Think, and Moving In Stereo.
Nina Simone died in 2003, so her brother accepted the award on her behalf.
Moody Blues closed the ceremony with Night in White Satin.