Bon Jovi Welcomed Into UK Music Hall of Fame

The mega-successful Noo Joisey band will join the Godfather of Soul James Brown at an induction ceremony on 14th November at the Ally Pally in London. Both artists will be playing at the ceremony, and Radio 2 will be broadcasting the events live: highlights are to be shown two days later on Channel 4.

These two join the likes of rock gods Led Zeppelin, new dad Rod Stewart, country Queen Dusty Springfield, and legendary knob-twiddler Sir George Martin who have also been inducted this year.

Other acts on the bill include mop-topped Aussie SG abusers Wolfmother, legendary Beach Boy Brian Wilson, gospel warbler Patti LaBelle, and caterwauling teenage sensation Joss Stone.

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Total Guitar magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.