Jon Bon Jovi finally got his wish fulfilled. His band Bon Jovi will be among the inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. But that wasn’t the end of it. The 55-year-old rocker also had his mind set on a person who would induct the band into the hall of fame. It was American radio and television personality, Howard Stern.
Now, the pair announced on Stern’s SiriusXM satellite radio show that they have taken care of that as well. Stern said yes, and will be the one to mark this great milestone in Bon Jovi’s career.
“I had hoped this day was going to come and it does come and I had given it a lot of thought to who I wanted to induct us,” said Jon Bon Jovi. “I only had one choice and I told no one, not my wife, certainly not my band.”
Stern first tried to avoid the request and wasn’t happy about having to go to Cleveland for the ceremony, but ultimately accepted.
“I am so honored that you asked me,” Stern said to Bon Jovi. “I am thrilled to do it.”
Jon Bon Jovi also explained why Stern was the perfect person to induct his band into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“You’ve only ever been my first choice,” – said the singer. “Our careers have paralleled in a lot of ways. Whether ups or downs we’ve come through everything together and we do this at this point because we love the people we work with… nobody knows not only me but the members of the band as well as Howard.”
The induction ceremony will take place on April 14 with Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe being among the inductees besides Bon Jovi as well.
— Stern Show (@sternshow) January 17, 2018