New York / Cleveland.
The musicians of Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Nina Simone have been included in the Hall of Fame of Rock & Roll. A laudation was given by radio legend Howard Stern.
The multi-hour ceremony with performances and tributes was in Cleveland, Ohio in the US state of Ohio over the stage. US rock star Jon Bon Jovi first appeared since 2013 with former band guitarist Richie Sambora. New and old band members rocked four songs together, including “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Livin ‘on a Prayer”.
The laudation on Bon Jovi was held by US radio star Howard Stern. The 63-year-old complained that Bon Jovi had to wait several decades for this award, even though the band has sold more than 130 million albums. The award should be understood as an early sign of the zombie apocalypse. Bon Jovi is something special because in the 1980s he used his hairspray hairstyles to destroy the ozone layer. During his speech, Stern sang the Bon Jovi classic “Wanted Dead or Alive”. His final comment: “Eat sh …, Bob Dylan”.
Later, the British rockers The Moody Blues played their legendary song “Nights in White Satin”. Also singer Ric Ocasek brought his former colleagues from the rock band The Cars on the stage. The jazz and blues singer Nina Simone, who died in 2003, was honored by R’n’B star Mary J. Blige.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum that has honored Rock’n’Roll artists for over 30 years. Condition for the inclusion in the hall of fame is that the first album must be at least 25 years ago. Fans can cast their votes on the Internet, their decision is in the vote of more than 900 music experts.
The folk singer Joan Baez, the Grungeband Pearl Jam and the late rapper Tupac Shakur were included as new members last year.
(Csi / dpa)