Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees Announced

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame just announced the musical artists who will be inducted in 2018. Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, and Nina Simone have been voted in and will enter the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the performer category. In addition, Sister Rosetta Tharpe will receive the Award for Early Influence.

The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The ceremony will be held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio and for music fans unable to attend, HBO will air the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony on a yet-to-be-announced date.

Information on ticket sales for the general public will be released in January. Pre-sale tickets will be available to members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame prior to the general public sale. In order to qualify for pre-sale tickets, you must be a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame before December 31, 2017.

Details on Rock & Rock Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees: “To be eligible for Induction, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of induction. The 2018 Nominees had to release their first official recording no later than 1992.

Four of the Inductees were on the ballot for the first time, including Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Additionally, the top five artists, as selected by the public, comprised a “fans’ ballot” that was tallied along with the other ballots to determine the 2018 Inductees. Four of the top five artists (Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits and The Cars) from the fan ballot will be inducted as performers in 2018.

Ballots were sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, including current living Inductees, historians and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees
The Cars are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Photo by Jeff Albertson)