Graeme Edge to be inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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On top of this, the little-known but highly influential figure of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, sometimes dubbed "the godmother of rock'n'roll", is also to be inducted with a special Early Influences award.

The induction ceremony will take place April 14, 2018 at Cleveland's public hall.

The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the 2018 class announced Wednesday.

The other new inductees are Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits and Nina Simone.

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Radiohead was the only artist to be nominated for the first time this year. "We'd love it if they played with us", drummer Tico Torres told Rolling Stone, mentioning original bassist Alec John Such as well. Bon Jovi had dominated the fan-voted ballot, with the Hall now giving all of New Jersey what it wants.

Singer Jon Bon Jovi reacted to the news by telling The New York Times that it was "about time", adding to USA Today that the band were "really pleased, obviously, relieved, humbled" and that "timeless and classic was always the goal". While many felt the recognition was long overdue considering the influence the "I Put a Spell on You" musician has always been for many rock musicians, some questioned the decision, since Nina Simone (who passed away in 2003) was a jazz and soul singer. An edited version will be broadcast on HBO and SiriusXM radio in spring 2018. The full list of nominees included Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush, LL Cool J and Judas Priest, Depeche Mode, The Zombies, Link Wray, Rufus With Chaka Khan, The Meters and J Geils Band, none of whom made the cut this year. The band says they're open to welcoming back ex-guitarist Richie Sambora, who left in 2013, for the induction, and it appears he's also down.

There were some people disappointed that Dire Straits got into the Hall. "Most of all, I'd like to thank all of our fans who have supported us over the years, and have steadfastly stood by us". It honored rappers the last two years, describing rock "n" roll as more attitude than musical genre.