Entertainment Bon Jovi lead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan vote

19:36  07 december  2017
19:36  07 december  2017 Source:   BANG Showbiz

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – More than two weeks into the annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote and Bon Jovi fans have kept the faith. As of Tuesday morning, the band was continuing its big lead in the polls with more than 360,000 votes .

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote : Can anyone catch Bon Jovi ? As of Tuesday morning, the band was continuing its big lead in the polls with more than 360,000 votes . The Moody Blues were in second, approaching 290,000 votes .

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Bon Jovi are in pole position to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after a fan ballot.

The 'You Give Love A Bad Name' hitmakers are amongst the potential inductees for next year's ceremony, with the official list of honourees set to be revealed next week.

The rockers - lead by frontman and namesake Jon Bon Jovi - lead the way with over one million votes, with Moody Blues following in second place with almost 950,000.

'Money For Nothing' rockers Dire Straits are ranked in third place with over 613,00 votes, while The Cars (552,000) and Judas Priest (538,000) round off the top five.

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The Class Of 2018 for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame will be announced in December, with The 33rd Annual Induction Ceremony taking place on April 14 at Cleveland's Public Hall . Among the 19 nominees that fans have been able to cast their vote for are Bon Jovi , Judas Priest

As confirmed on the Hall of Fame's official website, each of the five winners will receive an extra vote in the official ballot to determine who will be inducted next year.

It comes after Radiohead, who only made it to 12th place in the ballot, played down the honour and the impact it would have on the ground as a whole.

The indie band are one of a host of British acts to make the shortlist to potentially be recognised for their contribution to music and have their history immortalised at the Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, next year.

Other UK artists listed include Depeche Mode, Kate Bush, Eurythmics and Judas Priest.

But Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien admits he and his bandmates - frontman Thom Yorke, lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, bassist Colin Greenwood and drummer Philip Selway - are not really bothered by the nod because to them it's just another awards ceremony.

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If it was left up to the fans , Bon Jovi would be a no brainer to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame . Bon Jovi is in first place in the fan voting , having received 248,000 votes through 10/16, according to northjersey.com, and that's over 50,00 more votes than the closest competitor

The fan vote for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn't enough to ensure an act's induction all by itself, but it's arguably the Looking up at Bon Jovi from second place are the Moody Blues, who've finally landed on the ballot after more than 25 years of eligibility. That has led me everywhere in my life."

He said recently: "It's in our DNA to be a little ambivalent with award ceremonies.

"As a British band, it's one of those things that it's very lovely to be nominated, but we don't quite culturally understand it. It's a very American thing. Us Brits are very bad at celebrating ourselves."

Clarifying that he means no disrespect to the organisers or other artists nominated, he added: "One of the things I've always loved about coming over to America is American bands you can always have a really good chat with and you could talk. With British bands, there was a lot of hostility. It's in our DNA to be a little ambivalent with award ceremonies. We haven't had great experiences. I would never want to disrespect anything because obviously some amazing artists have been nominated. But if I'm honest I don't understand it. It's just kind of a British person going, 'OK, thanks, what does this mean?'"

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