Howard Stern took the mic last night to induct Bon Jovi into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and (of course) The King of All Media stole the show.
“It’s an honor to be here tonight, ladies and gentlemen,” Stern said during his speech. “I’ve known them since they’ve started, and aside from the incredible music accomplishments, they are some of the nicest men I ever met. So humble and gracious. Whenever I would see them over the years, even with multi-platinum success, they each had a smile on their face in a welcoming way.”
It may sound like an odd pairing, but when Jon Bon Jovi made the decision, he told Stern he couldn’t think of anybody better.
“Our careers have paralleled in a lot of ways – whether it was the ups or the downs – we’ve come through everything together and we do this at this point because we love the people we work with,” he said on Howard Stern’s show earlier this year. “And the truth is nobody knows not only me but the members of the band as well as Howard.”
Stern concluded his speech by saying, “Yes, the dream has been realized. The dream I’m talking about is that this great band of brothers are finally joining their fellow musicians in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One hundred and thirty million fans can’t be wrong. You got to the chorus and we were never bored. I love these guys and so do you. It’s my honor to induct into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — Hugh McDonald, Tico Torres, Sir Alec John Such, David Bryan, Richie Sambora and the one and only, Jon Bon Jovi.”