BON JOVI: Being inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday
Bon Jovi are headed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, following their second nomination, this Saturday at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland.
Jon Bon Jovi has long felt they should have been nominated in 2008, the first year they were eligible, and elected for induction when first nominated in 2011.
In an interview with Billboard he said, "There were moments when I was cranky because we felt that we met the prerequisites and we were still making number-one records and doing and being... The first time when we were nominated  and ultimately didn't get in, there were a lot of conversations about were we legitimately not voted in, was there a little bit of covert action going on, and we'll never know. But afterwards they installed this public vote... That didn't exist for us the first time, and I think as a result of us not getting in there were conversations about how [the Rock Hall] is about bands of the people. So the fans have spoken." And they did, registering more than a million votes.
Jon Bon Jovi on Bon Jovi being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
"I never wanted to be in anybody's club, but this is a pretty cool club to be in, you know. I mean anyplace that Elvis and The Beatles and the Stones and all the ones that created this art form called Rock and Roll. And to think people that were our friends for these last three decades, they didn't waste their time, energy and faith in us to not see it come to fruition, 'cause this is just as much for those who followed us as it is for us."