Let the "Good Times Roll" was the theme of the 33rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday night at a sold-out Public Auditorium. Sambora left in 2013; Such left in 1994.
"We've had this in the works since December", Ms. Weir, 66, said, adding she and her husband have seen the Moody Blues more than 30 times.
They were inducted by Howard Stern, who provided many laughs at the event.
With a string of quickly memorable hits such as "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive", Bon Jovi became kings in the 1980s, packing arenas on their exhaustive tours full of pyrotechnics.
"Writing it was therapeutic for me", Bon Jovi said. During an In Memoriam tribute, old photos of deceased rock "n' rollers showed as part of a video treatment, and Heart singer Ann Wilson and Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell performed a rendition of the Soundgarden song "Black Hole Sun" as a tribute to Soundgarden Chris Cornell, a close friend of Wilson's who passed away past year". Whether this was at the behest of the Rock Hall or the lack of willingness by the band, though, only one thing for now remains certain: Be, bop, a, lua, baby, this was a major bummer.
He said: 'I'm very proud to be inducted with these guys. Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard and guitarist Felicia Collins (who plays guitar in the Marie & Rosetta stage show) performed in honour of another 2018 inductee, Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
In the days leading up to their moment in the spotlight, Best Classic Bands spoke to group members Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes.
Founded in Boston, The Cars had a strong connection to Cleveland, the hometown of late bassist Benjamin Orr, who sang lead vocals on some the band's biggest hits like "Just What I Needed", "Bye Bye Love" and "Drive". "It's quite odd to be here without him", Ocasek said in reference to Orr.
Simone, who died in 2003, was welcomed into the Rock Hall in a groundbreaking way from performers who she has deeply inspired, from Lauryn Hill and Andra Day to Mary J. Blige. If I wrote a book, it would be the best time I ever had'. "He referenced a new Rock Hall Induction category noting six influential songs, including Link Wray's Rumble", Chubby Checker's "The Twist" and Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild". "That's why Nina is so important and means so much to me". "She knew who she was, and she was confident", Blige said.
The taped ceremony will air May 5 on HBO. It could be a "Champagne Supernova" kind of evening.