Jon Bon Jovi claims he’s being kept out of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by a “personal mission,” after he fell out with two members of the board.

The band have been eligible for entry since 2009, and the frontman believes they tick all the boxes necessary for induction.

The nominations for the class of 2017 include Pearl Jam, Journey, Bad Brains, ELO, Yes and Jane’s Addiction – along with Chaka Khan, Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur.

Bon Jovi tells The Howard Stern Show, “There’s guys on that thing that have made it their personal mission to f–k with me. And that’s okay. I get it – I’ve sold more records than their artists.”

Without naming names, he continues, “I called him a few choice words, and I’m never shy, when I see him, to call him a few more choice words.

The criteria is that your music had an influence on generations that came after you, and that it’s still out and very present. We have every criteria.”

Asked who would argue against the band’s induction, Bon Jovi replies, “These two f–kers in the room.”

Public voting for 2017 induction runs until December 5th, with the public allowed to vote once a day until then.

In recent Bon Jovi news, the band recently announced their 2017 This House Is Not For Sale tour dates. Click here to view the band’s itinerary.

This House Is Not For Sale will be released on November 4th. This album is the band’s first without longtime guitarist Richie Sambora, who left in 2013, during the band’s Because We Can World Tour.

additional source: Classic Rock via

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  1. I mean, it’s conceivable BJ is being “kept out” because Rolling Stone is awful. Wouldn’t be the first time.

    On the other hand, just as likely they haven’t been nominated because they’re a lousy, sellout pop band with terrible songs that’s led by a pompous douchebag.

  2. Dana, I love your passion for the mighty Priest, and I enjoy reading your comments expressing your reverence for them. Yes, Priest should absolutely be in the RRHOF. Priest were so influential in both their songs and image, which greatly helped advance the whole genre of heavy metal music.

    1. Thank you so much, Rattlehead,

      I figured between by broken record of constant praise for Priest, Sykes, and occasionally Def Leppard, you would all want to hurl a garbage can at my redundancy. So, I do apologize for that, and really appreciate those of you who understand, my hardcore love for those particular artists, and the music, in general.

      D 🙂

  3. 1. JBJ is a pussy.
    2. BJ music is for pussies.
    3. JBJ hasn’t written an original song since 1984ish. It’s the same churned out crap since NJ. He takes that album and runs it through the copier and just gives it a new title.
    4. I’ve been in bands since 1988 and have know tons of musicians and have never met one that wanted to cover a BJ song. No band has ever been influence by BJ. C/P an article where a musician has stated that BJ was a major influence on them musically.

    1. Guess 130 million people (including Eddie and myself) are pussies.

      FYI, I found this:

      Here’s a list of Songs Written By Bon Jovi & Recorded By Other Artists

      Aldo Nova – Bang Bang.
      Blood On The Bricks.
      Hey Ronnie.
      Medicine Man.
      This Ain’t Love.
      Touch Of Madness.
      Young Love.

      Alice Cooper – Hell Is Living Without You.
      House Of Fire.

      Bangaloir Choir – Doing The Dance.

      Billy Falcon – When We Were Beautiful.

      Bo Bice – Nothing Without You.
      Willing To Try.

      Briar – Edge Of A Broken Heart.

      Cher – Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore.
      Trail Of Broken Hearts.
      We All Sleep Alone.

      Chris LeDaux – Bang A Drum.

      Dalton – You’re Not My Lover [But You Were Last Night].

      Donny Osmond – One Last Goodbye.

      Engelbert Humperdinck – Bed Of Roses.

      Gorky Park – Peace In Our Time.

      Hall & Oats – So Close.

      Horizontal Ladies Club – God Is A Girl.

      Johnny Hallyday – Cadillac Man.

      Kane Roberts – Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore.

      Loverboy – Notorious.

      Meat Loaf – Elvis In Vegas.

      Paul Dean – Under The Gun.

      Rockhead – House Of Cards.

      Saints & Sinners – Kiss The Bastards.

      Shannon Noll – Sorry Is Just Too Late.

      Stevie Nicks – Sometimes It’s A Bitch.

      Ted Nugent – The Story Of Love.

      D 🙂

    2. Dana, I saw Bon Jovi open for Priest in 1986 (that was the last year when such combinations could still be booked). A biker gang took up most of the front rows, but Jon took their presence in stride and ran all over the place, giving a great performance. No missiles, no boos. Slippery wasn’t out yet, but they sang Bad Name and I knew immediately it would be a monster hit. The guy’s a great frontman and he has my respect, even though I’ve never bought an album of his.

    3. Tyger,

      Wow, what a combination-LOL! But, if my memory is correct, in ’86 Priest was in their “glam” phase, touring in support of, Turbo. So, Bon Jovi opening for that era of Priest isn’t as far fetched, as opposed to, the band opening for them on their Painkiller tour.

      However, the biker gang up front looking up at Jon must have been quite a site-LOL!! I am surprised they were even there supporting Priest for Turbo. Back then, I was a die hard Priest purist. I REFUSED to acknowledge the Turbo record, even though I bought it, and boycotted the tour-LOL! It took me almost a decade to appreciate some of the material that record has to offer, but I have to add, it is still not one of my favorite Priest albums.

      Thank you for sharing that memory.

      D 🙂

  4. I’ve never heard Jon this angry towards someone, which leads me to believe that what he’s saying has some truth to it. I’m not saying that he should or shouldn’t be in, but he doesn’t usually go off on people like this, and he’ll be fine with or without their validation.

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