If BON JOVI fans had their way, their heroes would have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the day after “Slippery When Wet” came out. And the Rock Hall didn’t even exist yet back then. (???)
But it looks like they’re finally going to get their wish. Because the results of the FAN VOTE for the class of 2018 are in, and Bon Jovi won it pretty easily.
They got 1,162,098 votes. Their closest competitors were the MOODY BLUES, with 947,726. That’s a difference of more than 214,000 votes.
Dire Straits came in third with 613,726 . . . The Cars were fourth with 552,707 . . . and Judas Priest finished fifth, with 538,467. It’s worth noting that ever since the fan vote was created, the winner has ALWAYS gotten in. The previous winners were Rush, Kiss, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chicago, and Journey.
The new class will be announced next Wednesday, and the induction ceremony goes down April 14th in Cleveland.