CLEVELAND – With Howard Stern scheduled to visit Cleveland to introduce Bon Jovi during Saturday’s induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his infamous radio show hit the road.
The show broadcasted from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Friday morning. Show producers Gary Dell’Abate, Jon Hein and Brent Hatley were joined by a handful of artists and celebrities, including Bon Jovi keyboard player David Bryan and The Cars guitarist Elliot Easton. Stern has not arrived in Cleveland yet.
The group discussed their visit to Cleveland, which included a couple of firsts for Dell’Abate.
Dell’Abate told WKYC he attended Thursday’s Cleveland Indians game, where he had his first Great Lakes Brewing Company beer. He said Cleveland is the perfect place for the Rock Hall, because it’s in a central location, close to Cleveland’s other attractions.
Photos: Gary Dell'abate in Cleveland
The group also discussed the Rock Hall induction ceremony, as Bon Jovi will be joined by The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe as the class of 2018 inductees.
The group also weighed in on the future of Rock Hall inductees and who should get in next, noting Judas Priest, Foreigner, Duran Duran and The Doobie Brothers as contenders.