The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced 2018’s inductees and they are: Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, the Cars and Nina Simone. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be given an Early Influence award. Surprisingly, Radiohead struck out on its first year of eligibility.
The induction will be held at Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 14th, 2018. An edited version will air later on HBO and there will be a radio broadcast on SiriusXM. Ticket details will be announced in the near future. The 33rd annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is slated to take place on Apr. 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio, with inductors to be announced at a later date; the ceremony will be broadcast on HBO as well as SiriusXM.
Among the other nominees who didn’t make the cut this year were: Rage Against the Machine, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, MC5, The Meters, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Link Wray and The Zombies. To be eligible for nomination, a band or artist had to have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to their year of induction