Jon Bon Jovi was on The Howard Stern Show on Jan. 17, when the shock jock announced that he would deliver give the induction speech for Bon Jovi at the 33rd Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction, according to Rolling Stone. The induction ceremony will be held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 14 and will be broadcast on Sirius XM and HBO.
Stern accepted the request on the air, saying, "I am so honored that you asked me. I am thrilled to do it."
Bon Jovi appeared on the Late Show With Colbert Show on Jan. 16 and talked about the upcoming honor, as seen in the attached video. He said, “We had been looked over a couple times, and it's really an honor to consider you being in the same building as the greatest of the greats, whether it's Elvis or the Beatles or the Stones." He went on to say that it feels good to know the music has been known to generations of people.
The band of musicians from blue-collar backgrounds in New Jersey consists of Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Tico Torres and Alec John Such. The group garnered a global following and has sold over 120 million albums, according to their biography on The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame website.
Bon Jovi’s hits include the songs “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “I’ll Be There For You,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Bad Medicine,” “Born To Be My Baby,” “Always,” “Wanted Dead Or Alive,” “Lay Your Hands On Me,” “Living in Sin,” and “Bed of Roses.” The New Jersey band won Grammy Awards for “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” and “We Weren’t Born To Follow.”