Entertainment Music 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class Announced: Inductees Include Bon Jovi and Dire Straits The 2018 inductees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include a trio of '80s legends: Bon Jovi, Dire Straits and the Cars By Jordan Runtagh Jordan Runtagh Twitter Jordan Runtagh is an Executive Podcast Producer at iHeartRadio, where he hosts a slate of pop culture shows including Too Much Information, Inside the Studio, Off the Record and Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds. Previously, he served as a Music Editor at PEOPLE and VH1.com. He's written about art and entertainment for more than a decade, regularly contributing to outlets like Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly, and appearing as a guest on radio and television. Over the course of his career, he's profiled the surviving Beatles, Brian Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Roger Waters, David Byrne, Pete Townshend, Debbie Harry, Quincy Jones, Brian May, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Taylor and many more. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he lives in Brooklyn, where he can be found DJing '60s soul records. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 13, 2017 07:05 AM Share Tweet Pin Email The 2018 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced Wednesday morning, and this year’s class includes a trio of ’80s legends: Bon Jovi, Dire Straits and The Cars. Also included this year are progressive rock icons the Moody Blues and the late jazz/soul songstress Nina Simone. Additionally, rock pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe will earn a special honor, the Award for Early Influence, to recognize her contributions to the nascent genre. Perhaps the biggest question surrounding the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is whether or not it will bring estranged Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora back into the fold. Sambora abruptly left the group in 2013 while in the midst of their Because We Can tour, but odds are certainly in favor of a reunion. During the nomination process earlier this fall, the 58-year-old ax-man told Billboard that he would “of course” play with former songwriting partner Jon Bon Jovi and the rest of the band at the induction ceremony in April. Paul Natkin/Getty “There’s not a lot of malice there, you know,” Sambora told the outlet. “I mean, there’s just — it was just time for me to leave at that point. So yeah, of course.” The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH. HBO will broadcast the ceremony in spring 2018.