Bon Jovi, Simone, Dire Straits to be inducted into Rock Hall

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British rockers Dire Straits estrangement continued with the group's frontman, Mark Knopfler, declining to attend the event alongside his band, who inducted themselves into the Hall. At the end of his rant, he admitted that the guys in Bon Jovi were "the nicest men", and he sang a few lines of "Dead or Alive" before adding, "These boys have worked their asses off".

On Saturday, April 15, these artists were inducted in a ceremony that was full of memories and music at Cleveland's Public Auditorium.

Gov. Phil Murphy made the declaration Saturday, hours before the platinum-selling New Jersey band was to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Cleveland. Fans also were able to vote on the Rock Hall's website.

Alabama Shake's Brittany Howard paid tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe with a powerful performance of "That's All" and "Strange Things Happening Every Day". Although it rained during the ceremony, not even a single fan left the arena. The group then proceeded to power through several of their mammoth hits, including "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "It's My Life".

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There was an "oooh" moment at the start of the Q & A with the members of the band, however, when a reporter asked Jon Bon Jovi if Richie Sambora would be playing on the group's next album. There was no accompanying live performance, but by contrast, Jon Bon Jovi had opened proceedings with a speech that lasted close to 20 minutes, after an introduction by broadcaster Howard Stern.

Bon Jovi had the most incredible reunion at their induction to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at the weekend.

Benjamin Orr passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer in 2000, four years before The Cars were eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors.

"Pay some rock "n" roll respect.to the eternal Tom Petty", frontman Brandon Flowers said, as photos of Petty were displayed in the background.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Nina Simone were inducted posthumously. The singer said he had been writing his "Thank you" speech for decades.

The group then played "I'm Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band, ' 'Wildest Dreams, ' 'Nights in White Satin" and 'Ride My See Saw.' The ceremony will be aired in the United States by HBO on 5 May.

R&B superstar Mary J. Blige welcomed Simone into the Rock Hall, and R&B singer Andra Day performed in her honor. Howard Stern presided over the presentation for the ceremony.

Another English band, Dire Straits, was inducted at the event, but it was without its leader Mark Knopfler, or his brother David Knopfler.

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