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The Cars Drive Into Rock & Roll Immortality

16 April 2018, 01:55 | Percy Christensen

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is Saturday. Here are 13 stories about the inductees and the hall from concerts played here little-known facts profiles and more

"You know where you are?" frontman Jon Bon Jovi asked the crowd.

After being inducted by DJ Howard Stern, frontman Jon said: 'I've been writing a speech like this since I first strummed a broom and sang from the top of the stairs of my childhood home.

Blige feels a deep connection to Simone and said the women share an ability to ease people's pain and "help people heal". Out of your seats", before the group performed classic tracks including "You Give Love A Bad Name", "It's My Life", "Livin" On A Prayer', and relatively new track "When We Were Us'. But while he was excited about the Rock Hall honors, Ocasek downplayed the chance for a future Cars album without Benjamin Orr. They were inducted during a ceremony last night (April 14) in Cleveland, joining a class that included the Moody Blues, the Cars, Dire Straits, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. We're going to be inducting Richie in the penis hall of fame next week. Then Bon Jovi followed up with an hour-long presentation. She influenced countless musicians, including hip-hop artists Jay-Z, Kanye West and others who first discovered her from a 2015 Oscar-nominated documentary.

Jon Bon Jovi recognized a radio journalist from his past.

The evening was opened by the Killers, who marked the 2017 passing of Tom Petty with a version of his early favourite with the Heartbreakers, "American Girl.' The passing of Chris Cantrell was acknowledged with a take on Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun" by Heart's Ann Wilson and Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell.

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Simone received a passionate and show-stopping tribute from groundbreaking performers who she has deeply inspired, from Lauryn Hill to Mary J. Blige.

The Rock & Roll Hall Fame induction ceremony takes place tonight at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, and Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, The Cars, Dire Straits and the late Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe are the artists being honored at the event.

The ceremony will air as an edited special on HBO May 5, but you can also see their backstage press room chat below. The event also saw the band's reunion with former member Richie Sambora, who shared a microphone with the band's lead singer on 'When We Were Us'.

As Rolling Stone notes, following a "hilarious" speech from presenter Howard Stern, the members of the group spoke about their history in the band, and what their induction means to them. Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard talked about her recent tour.

Up next was Dire Straits, with integral band members Mark and David Knopfler not present.



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