Unless you’ve been living under a ‘rock’ for your whole life (lol), you’ll know that rock and roll plays a huge part in everyday life. Yuh-huh, we all love donning our favorite leather pants, wearing three studded belts (because one just isn’t enough), depleting the ozone layer with the amount of hairspray we put on (just kidding, #savetheplanet) and rocking (quite literally) an inch of eyeliner on each eye to watch our favorite musicians shred the guitar and strain their voices. It’s rock and roll, man.
So of course, we were pretty excited to hear that the inductees for the class of 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame had been announced – and even more excited to see some of our favorites on the list. If you’ve not brushed up on your Hall of Fame knowledge, we’ll get you up to speed: artists are only eligible to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after they first released an album. Because of that, only those who released an album before 1992 are eligible for the top spot. This year, Radiohead were the only contenders on the Hall of Fame ballot that could have been inducted, but they were not picked in the final round *sobs*.
However, there were some good’uns who were graced with the honor. In 2018, Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, the Cars, Dire Straits, and the Moody Blues will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I mean, how cool is that?! Bon Jovi’s David Bryan has had his say on the matter – and it’s fair to say that he’s pretty pleased.
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.
YEAH YOU DID.
The awesome rockstars will be inducted at the Cleveland’s Public Hall next year on April 14th, and will later be broadcast for the masses to see on HBO (yasssss!) In keeping with The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we’re hoping some of our favorite bands will reunite to perform at the ceremony. Bon Jovi have already noted that they would be willing to reunite with Richie Sambora and Alec John Such for the occasion, and The Moody Blues have also confirmed that they’re willing to make amends with Mark Pinder and Ray Thomas. We could be in for one heck of an evening, ladies and gents!