The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place Saturday night in Cleveland, with Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe all being honored at the event.
Bon Jovi were inducted by Howard Stern, and performed with former members, Ritchie Sambora and Alec John Such.
Brandon Flowers of The Killers opened the night by paying tribute to the late Tom Petty and later inducted The Cars.
The Cars performed with Scott Shriner of Weezer filling in on bass for the late Benjamin Orr, who passed away in 2000.
Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler declined to be a part of the ceremony and no one was ever picked to actually induct the band. Instead, the group was represented by bassist John Illsley and keyboardists Alan Clark and Guy Fletcher, inducting themselves.
There was also a tribute to the late Chris Cornell, who passed away in 2017. Heart’s Ann Wilson and Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell played “Black Hole Sun” as a duo.
The entire ceremony will be broadcast May 5 on HBO.