Highlights From Last Night's Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

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

CLEVELAND Bon Jovi reunited with former members Richie Sambora and Alec John Such for a powerful performance on Saturday night as the band earned a spot in the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Simone, who died in 2003, was welcomed into the Rock corridor at a radical way from performers who has deeply motivated, from Lauryn Hill and Andra Day into Mary J. Blige. "To all of you who have been a part of this ride for the last 35 years, and all the fans, we share this honor with you - because this life is a gift", Bon Jovi said.

"I know that some of you voted for us every single day", Hawkes told the crowd.

The Democratic governor hailed the band as "one of the most famous, enduring rock bands of all time". "This is really more about a group of people more than one person, it's a collective, a brotherhood and that's something that needs acknowledging tonight".

Sambora, who left the nj group in 2013, and Alec John Such, who left 1994, adopted their bandmates later each talked to accept the honour.

The band was inducted and also took to the stage to perform a slew of hits including "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin" On A Prayer'.

Howard Stern took the mic last night to induct Bon Jovi into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and (of course) The King of All Media stole the show.

Overall, the Dire Straits Rock Hall Induction experience will be remembered for not having a proper presenter, as well as a performance. Flowers recalled the first time he heard The Cars while growing up in a tiny, "no stoplight" town in Utah, saying "40 years later they still sound like a new band to me".

The Cars and four first-time nominees, including Nina Simone, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, make up the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class.

Illsley did compliment Knopfler for writing music that made the band "stand out from the crowd". "I can assure you, it's a personal thing". After taped testimonials from the likes of Johnny Cash, Little Richard, Aretha Franklin and Jerry Lee Lewis, Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard inducted guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe, calling her "the godmother of rock "n" roll".

We snagged videos of all the visitors to the Rock Hall's press room. Band members thanked fans as they accepted their award after a speech from Ann Wilson, who praised their "natural intelligence".

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 USA by HBO on 5 May.

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