Dire Straits' Rock Hall Induction Was a Weirdly Beautiful Mess

The Latest: Soulful Nina Simone inducted into Rock Hall

Simone, who died in 2003, was welcomed into the Rock Hall in a groundbreaking way from performers who she has deeply inspired, from Lauryn Hill and Andra Day to Mary J. Blige. After Bon Jovi took up the first hour of the four-plus hour long event, three members of Dire Straits unceremoniously inducted themselves.

"It's an honor to be here tonight, ladies and gentlemen", Stern said during his speech.

"The Cars were the first band I truly fell in love with, and you never forget your first", said Flowers, who noted The Cars' bassist and Northeast Ohio native Ben Orr (who died in 2000). In the end, it's really all about time'. "We played in the local talent show, came in second place, worked up to block dances and then the clubs where we got a glimpse of what we thought was the big time". Bassist Alec John Such left the band in 1993, while guitarist Richie Sambora departed in 2013. They performed together, singing crowd favorites like "Livin' on a Prayer", "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "It's My Life".

Soul singer Nina Simone, who raised awareness with a dazzling voice during the civil rights movement, is rock and roll royalty.

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Of course, the rest of the evening was not without its other highlights, which also included a "greatest hits" performance from new-wave legends The Cars, a cover of Tom Petty's "American Girl" by The Killers, and a touching tribute to Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell by Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell and Heart's Ann Wilson. Her brother, Sam Waymon, accepted the induction on his sister's behalf.

"In the absence of someone here to induct us, I felt as a founding member I might be best qualified to do this", Illsley said. "The Moody Blues took me from childhood to adulthood as a disciple", she said. Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard and guitarist Felicia Collins (who plays guitar in the Marie & Rosetta stage show) performed in honour of another 2018 inductee, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. The very few boys who took me on dates in those days were instantaneously upstaged if "Nights in White Satin" or "Dawn Is a Feeling" came on the auto radio. We're going to be inducting Richie in the penis hall of fame next week.

The group then played "I'm Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band, ' 'Wildest Dreams, ' 'Nights in White Satin" and 'Ride My See Saw.' The ceremony will be aired in the U.S. by HBO on 5 May.

According to USA Today, Howard Stern said of the group's rise to fame, "Aside from the incredible music accomplishments, they are some of the nicest men I ever met, humble and gracious".

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