Jon Bon Jovi Named To White House Panel

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi won’t need a ticket to Cleveland this year. But the New Jersey-born rocker can expect to spend some time in Washington.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame failed to induct the band from Sayreville into the 2011 class on its first nomination. The hall instead picked Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper Band, New Orleans musician Dr. John, Darlene Love and singer-songwriter Tom Waits.

President Barack Obama named Jon Bon Jovi to the White House Council for Community Solutions.

Bon Jovi performed during Obama’s inaugural concert. The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation works to alleviate poverty and homelessness across the U.S.

The Asbury Park Press reports the rocker said he has seen “firsthand the powerful impact when people from the public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.”

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  • jtorres

    Not only is he hot and an accomplished musician, he is also a devoted husband and family man. THAT’S hot. And he has done so much philanthropic work, including working for the poor, the homeless and even with Habitat for Humanity. It shows what a decent human being he is and that trumps anything he ever did in the music industry. Still, Bon Jovi belongs in the Hall of Fame. A lot more than Dr. John. Nothing against Dr. John but come on, where’s he been lately? Bon Jovi has been out for 27 years and they still sell out arenas wherever they go. I’ve seen them twice and they are excellent live. They belong in the Hall of Fame. Period.

  • NJ Dreamer

    That’s hot – He’s hot!!

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