Bon Jovi band members from left, Phil X, Tico Torres, Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan and Hugh McDonald pose for a portrait in New York in October 2016.  File picture: Drew Gurian/Invision/AP
Bon Jovi band members from left, Phil X, Tico Torres, Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan and Hugh McDonald pose for a portrait in New York in October 2016. File picture: Drew Gurian/Invision/AP
Nina Simone performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York in 1985. The jazzy and soulful Simone, who died in 2003, was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement and influenced the likes of Alicia Keys and Aretha Franklin. File picture: Rene Perez/AP
Nina Simone performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York in 1985. The jazzy and soulful Simone, who died in 2003, was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement and influenced the likes of Alicia Keys and Aretha Franklin. File picture: Rene Perez/AP
Guitarist Justin Hayward (left) and bassist John Lodge of The Moody Blues perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York in August 2009. Picture: Jason DeCrow/AP
Guitarist Justin Hayward (left) and bassist John Lodge of The Moody Blues perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York in August 2009. Picture: Jason DeCrow/AP
The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek, right, guitarist Elliot Easton perform during the Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park in Chicago in August 2001. Boston-based The Cars, who combined New Wave and classic rock sounds, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2018. File picture: Nam Y. Huh/AP
The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek, right, guitarist Elliot Easton perform during the Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park in Chicago in August 2001. Boston-based The Cars, who combined New Wave and classic rock sounds, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2018. File picture: Nam Y. Huh/AP
Dire Straits lead guitarist Mark Knopfler performs at a concert in Bombay, India. English rockers Dire Straits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, next year.  File picture: Aijaz Rahi/AP
Dire Straits lead guitarist Mark Knopfler performs at a concert in Bombay, India. English rockers Dire Straits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, next year. File picture: Aijaz Rahi/AP

New York - The members of Dire Straits, Bon Jovi, The Cars and The Moody Blues, as well as Nina Simone, will be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, the institution announced on Wednesday.

The official induction ceremony will take place on April 14, 2018, at the Hall of Fame in Cleveland, in the US state of Ohio.

"We are very happy about it," Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi told The New York Times. "I really want to say it's about time."

The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame was established in Cleveland in 1983. The decision over who to induct each year is partly based on online voting, and partly on the opinions of around 600 music industry experts.