It’s been awhile since Bon Jovi was an opening act, but it was their induction that kicked off the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.
When it came time for their acceptance speeches, Bon Jovi were grateful. Each band member made a point to thank their families as well as their fellow band mates. Jon Bon Jovi gave the longest speech out of the entire band, which detailed many of the people and events that took place for Bon Jovi to even become a reality, but he made it a point to thank all of the fans.
“To all of you who have been a part of this incredible ride over the past 35 years and to all of the fans who have supported this band, we share this honor with you, because this life is a gift. None of it possible without all of you guiding us.
Of course, then came the moment every Bon Jovi fan was waiting for: The band’s Rock Hall set. It was the first time Richie Sambora has been on stage with Bon Jovi since his exit four years ago, and as the band ripped through “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “It’s My Life,” “When We Were Us” (off This House Is Not For Sale) and “Living On a Prayer,” it’s as if no time had passed.
The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony airs May 5 at 8 PM EST/PST on HBO.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.