Rock Hall CEO Greg Harris and members of the Moody Blues.
The 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony has been sold out for a while now.
Bon Jovi is one of six acts in this year’s induction class.
There were bursts of howls and screams as Bon Jovi made his way through the crowd to the stage.
TV and radio personality Howard Stern will induct Bon Jovi, and the New Jersey rockers are expected to perform at the ceremony with former guitarist Richie Sambora and ex-bassist Alec John Such.
“Every kid who drums a broom stick dreams of making a record”. “We are thrilled. We are honored. And it’s about [expletive]time”.
The third floor also has an exhibit telling the stories of each of the 2018 inductees, who also include The Cars, Dire Straits, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe in addition to Bon Jovi and The Moody Blues.
However, HBO will air the ceremony May 5 with limited editing. “We were gonna get in”, Justin Hayward, of The Moody Blues, said. The new area, which is now open, “reimagines” how inductees are presented in the Rock Hall. “It means a lot to us as a group, and it means a lot to all of the people who love our music”, Hayward said.
Much as it did during the Republican National Convention, Cleveland is putting it’s best foot forward for visitors.
The dollars and cents impact won’t be known for some time, however the valuable national exposure and the image the city portrays are just as valuable.