Bon Jovi fans who missed the event can check out the band’s official induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The legendary New Jersey rockers were honored at the ceremony held on April 14 in Cleveland at Public Auditorium.
Rolling Stone reports on April 15 that the band’s current line up along with ex-bandmates Richie Sambora and Alec John Such were inducted by DJ Howard Stern at the induction ceremony held on April 14 in Cleveland at Public Auditorium. The multi-platinum sellers easily won the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan vote and finally gained entry into the Rock Hall after being eligible for nearly a decade.
Following the introduction by Stern, members of the band took the stage to the howls of approval by fans in attendance. Hugs were given all around and each member took a few moments to give an acceptance speech.
“Thank you to everybody in this band,” said ex-lead guitarist Sambora. “The hardest thing to do is to find four guys with yourself that will go through anything, that will work hard, that’ll go crazy, whatever it took.”
“I thank my lucky stars for the time that I have to spend with each one of you, Alec, Richie, Hugh, Tico, David,” frontman Jon Bon Jovi adds. “To you…to us… to all of you tonight, the band that agreed to do me a favor stands before you so I can say thank you for making this dream live on.”
Sambora also joined his former band to perform live for the first time since exiting in 2013. Past and present member of Bon Jovi rocked through a handful of greatest hits, including: “Livin’ On A Prayer”, ”You Give Love A Bad Name” and “It’s My Life”.