Howard Stern to induct Bon Jovi into Rock Hall in Cleveland

Howard Stern and Jon Bon Jovi

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But it also represents one of eras of music that stretch from the pre rock and roll era to the early 2000s, when Bon Jovi was still releasing hits like "It's My Life".

"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", the rocker said. "I told my wife that I was going to call Jon and get out of it".

Yet Jon initially neglected to tell Stern that this year's induction ceremonies would be in Cleveland, not NY per usual.

"I'm over it now", he said. "I am thrilled to do it". You've only ever been my first choice. Our careers have paralleled in a lot of ways. "And then I said, you know, the truth is that nobody knows not only me but the members of the band as well as Howard".

Stern asked Bon Jovi whether he believed a report in GQ magazine that said Trump - who was also bidding on the team - helped orchestrate a campaign against the rock star and his music to try to discredit his bid.

Guitarist Richie Sambora left Bon Jovi in 2013, but is expected to attend the Cleveland ceremony.

Bon Jovi said he believes it to be true, calling it an "evil genius" move by the man who became the Republican president.

Stern said he had turned down offers from other groups to induct them in the past, fearing he would "f-k it up".

"I think that we could have done a lot of awesome things, but it didn't work out in the end", Bon Jovi said.

Bon Jovi has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, next year.

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