The 33rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony -- Saturday night at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, home to the Rock Hall and Museum -- honored The Moody Blues, Dire Straits, The Cars, Bon Jovi and the late Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Jon Bon Jovi called upon radio personality Howard Stern to induct the band and Stern stole the show, ripping into Hall of Fame co-founder and chairman Jann [pr: yon] Wenner for the delay in selecting the band, which has sold 130-million albums.
Howard Stern rips into Jann Wenner at the Rock Hall induction ceremony for not inducting Bon Jovi sooner:
Following Stern's 14-minute induction, Jon delivered the longest speech of the night -- a 20-minute telling of the band's history, perhaps bolstering his argument about why it should have been inducted sooner.
Then, joined by former members Richie Sambora and Alec John Such, the band played “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “It’s My Life,” its new song “When We Were Us” and “Livin’ on a Prayer.” All together, the Bon Jovi segment lasted more than an hour.