Nina Simone, Bon Jovi are among the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Include Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, and the Cars

The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Include Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, and the Cars

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Dec. 13 2017 11:25 AM

The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Include Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, and the Cars

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Nina Simone in concert at the Olympia Music Hall in Paris in 1991.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2018 inductees:

Performer Category

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Bon Jovi
The Cars
Dire Straits
The Moody Blues
Nina Simone

Award for Early Influence

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The list was narrowed down from 19 nominees announced in October, which included Radiohead, Kate Bush, LL Cool J, and Depeche Mode. It looks like fans might look forward to a mini–Bon Jovi reunion next year, as the frontman has told Rolling Stone he’s open to performing alongside former members Richie Sambora and Alec John Such at the ceremony. (No word yet on the chances of a reunion for Dire Straits, who haven’t performed together in 25 years, or the Cars.) The ceremony will take place on April 28.

Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.