Andra Day and The Roots also performed some of Simone’s classic songs after Mary J. Blige inducted the iconic singer.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Richie Sambora and Alec John Such will join the ’80s hair rockers for “a couple songs.”
The white, American, guitar-based mainstream continues to find an edge on ballots
Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe round out the 2018 class.
The Thom Yorke-led outfit will be not inducted in 2018.
Bon Jovi came in first — by a considerable margin.
“They’re not attending,” a representative for the band confirms.
“If I’m honest I don’t understand it. It’s just kind of a British person going, “Okay, thanks, what does this mean?”
Correspondent Kat Timpf predicted Radiohead’s induction into the Rock Hall of Fame “seeing as that it’s about fame, and not talent.”
Nina Simone, Depeche Mode, and Judas Priest are among the other finalists.