The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2018 inductees.
Shut out altogether are first-time nominees Radiohead, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, Rage Against the Machine and Judas Priest (whose lead singer, Rob Halford, has a condo overlooking Balboa Park) in San Diego. The "Living on a Prayer" rockers - eligible since 2008, but only a nominee once before in 2011 - was clearly the fan favorite, dominating an online poll held by the Rock Hall. Four of the winners of the Fans' Ballot (Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits and The Moody Blues) will be inducted as performers in 2018. When questioned by Rolling Stone about the possibility of a reunion with former members guitarist Richie Sambora and original bassist Alec John Such, drummer Tico Torres stated, "They are a huge part of us".
The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio, while organisers will host a week of events leading up to the celebration including the unveiling of the 2018 Inductee exhibit and Hall Of Fame floor.
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Radiohead has made its total indifference to most awards and external honors known over the years, so Wednesday was no different when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their inductees and they weren't included.
Artists and bands become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first commercial single or album.
Jann Wenner's loss is Bon Jovi's gain.