(TRR) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced the inductees for the Class of 2018. Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Cars, The Moody Blues, and Nina Simone are all headed to the Rock Hall. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be given an Early Influence award. Left off the list are heavy metal icons Judas Priest, and first-time rock nominees Rage Against The Machine and Radiohead.
The ceremony taking place at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on April 14, 2018. It will be broadcast on HBO. Plus, SiriusXM will carry a radio broadcast of the ceremony in April. Ticket information for the 2018 Rock Hall induction ceremony will be announced at a later date.
Voting ballots will be sent out to 900 artists, historians, and distinguished members of the music industry. Fans are eligible to vote via the Rock Hall website. Voting began on October 5 and ended on December 5. The top five artists selected by the fans comprised a Fan Ballot that was factored in with the professional ballots.
This year, rockers Pearl Jam, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, and Yes were all inducted into the Rock Hall.