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Bon Jovi reunited for Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction

Bon Jovi reunited for Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction
Richie Sambora, left, and Jon Bon Jovi reunited at the ceremony (Picture: Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

Bon Jovi had the most incredible reunion at their induction to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at the weekend.

Saturday 14 April marked the day the band came together to accept their accolade, five years after lead guitarist Richie Sambora left the group.

Alec John Such also rejoined the band for the special performance.

The original line-up of the band, Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Tico Torres, Richie Sambora, Alec John Such, and Hugh McDonald all took to the stage in Cleveland to accept the accolade, which they finally received in their 10th year of eligibility.

After being inducted by DJ Howard Stern, frontman Jon said: Ive been writing a speech like this since I first strummed a broom and sang from the top of the stairs of my childhood home.

Ive written it many ways and many times. Some days, I write the Thank you speech. Other days, I write the F**k you speech. Writing it has been therapeutic in a lot of ways. I certainly see things differently tonight than I would have 10, 20, 30 years ago. In the end, its really all about time.

Richie Sambora, left, and Jon Bon Jovi are seen at the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Cleveland Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
The band were pretty excited about the accolade (Picture: Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

And Richie, who quit the group in 2013, was very proud to be back with his former bandmates.

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He said: Im very proud to be inducted with these guys. If I wrote a book, it would be the best time I ever had.

The original group, along with current members Phil X, John Shanks and Everett Bradley, then teamed up to perform You Give Love a Bad Name, Its My Life, When We Were Us and Livin on a Prayer.

And speaking afterwards, Richie hinted hed be open to making a more permanent return to the fold.

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Asked about the possibility of a further reunion, Jon said: I think Richies got a solo career, you know? I think youll have to ask him.

But Richie replied: If he asked me.

The Moody Blues, the Cars, Dire Straits, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe were also inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The ceremony will be broadcast in the US next month.

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