×

Howard Stern to Induct Bon Jovi Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

"I am so honored that you asked me," said the radio legend.

Cleveland is going to rock a little louder when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 induction ceremony hits town on April 14, as Bon Jovi is set to be inducted by The King of All Media, Howard Stern.

Frontman Jon Bon Jovi joined SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” today (Jan. 17) to make the announcement and share some stories behind the shaping of the band’s iconic No. 1 1986 album, “Slippery When Wet.”

“I am so honored that you asked me,” Stern said on the air, while joking that he still wished the ceremony was in New York.

Bon Jovi did laugh, saying the subject of the induction being in Cleveland came up in conversation with band manager, Irving Azoff.

“Irving did say to me, does he (Stern) know it’s in Cleveland?” Bon Jovi recounted.

“I am thrilled to do it,” Stern added.

During the interview, Bon Jovi revealed that he will return to “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” tonight to perform the band’s new song, “When We Were Us” as part of a three-night run.

Appearing on Colbert Tuesday night (Jan. 16), Bon Jovi said the induction “truly does mean a lot.”

“We had been looked over a couple times, and it is an honor to consider you being in the same building as the greatest of the greas, whether it’s Elvis or the Beatles or the Stones,” he said. “Just the idea that the music that you made has been known to generations of people makes you feel good.”

Bon Jovi will re-release the album “This House Is Not For Sale” with two brand new songs, “When We Were Us” and “Walls,” available via all download and streaming partners on February 23.

Tickets for the spring leg of the tour go on sale to the general public this Friday (Jan. 18) at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.

More Music

  • This photo shows composer Hans Zimmer

    Hans Zimmer on Recreating Iconic Score: 'The Lion King' 'Brought People Together'

    Composer Hans Zimmer is seated at the mixing board at the Sony scoring stage, head bobbing to the music being performed by 107 musicians just a few yards away. He’s wearing a vintage “Lion King World Tour” T-shirt, frayed at the collar. On the giant screen behind the orchestra, two lions are bounding across the [...]

  • Dreamville Dreamers doc

    J. Cole's Watchful Eye, All-Nighters and Weed: Inside Dreamville's 'Revenge' Doc

    Having the No. 1 project in the country is old hat for J. Cole, but the instant success of Dreamville’s highly-anticipated “Revenge of the Dreamers III” collection, which features collaborations with more than 25 artists, writers and producers (among them: Cozz, Omen, Bas, J.I.D., EarthGang and Ari Lennox), took many by surprise. The first installment [...]

  • Kanye Kim Kardashian Selling Bel Air

    Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Lobbied Trump for A$AP Rocky's Release, Source Confirms

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian lobbied President Trump to help release A$AP Rocky from jail in Sweden, a source close to the situation confirms to Variety. The news was first reported by TMZ. A$AP Rocky (real name: Rakim Myers) has been behind bars in the country since July 2 after being involved in an altercation [...]

  • Woodstock 50 Applies for Vernon Downs

    Woodstock 50 Applies for Vernon Downs Permit Yet Again

    For better or worse, Woodstock 50 isn’t giving up on Vernon Downs, despite being rejected twice already: The producers have applied for another permit to hold the festival at Vernon Downs, according to the Utica Observer Dispatch. Town Attorney Vincent Rossi confirmed the application was submitted Wednesday. This is the festival’s third application; previous applications [...]

  • Randy Travis Selling Nashville Condo

    Randy Travis Says 'Amen' to Condo in Nashville

    Multiplatinum-selling country music mandarin Randy Travis, who rarely performs publicly after a 2013 illness and stroke, has sold a house-sized condominium in the upscale Belle Meade area of ​​Nashville for $545,000, just shy of its $550,000 asking price. The seven-time Grammy winner and 2016 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame acquired the top-floor [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content