Bon Jovi may have been snubbed from the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame, but Jon Bon Jovi's native state of New Jersey just nominated him for their Hall of Fame.
In a statement, Governor Jon Corzine says, "This group of hall of famers embodies the spirit of New Jersey, a combination of drive, determination and creativity that has led them to greatness.
"The New Jersey hall should serve as a reminder that the people of New Jersey strive for excellence and engage in myriad productive and rewarding activities that help society and give back to mankind."
Jon will join 12 others, including basketball star Shaquille O'Neal, comedian Jerry Lewis, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, astronomer Carl Sagan, Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto, novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, poet Walt Whitman, tennis star Althea Gibson, inventor Guglielmo Marconi, writer William Carlos Williams and civil rights activist Paul Robeson at the 2009 ceremony.
The induction ceremony will be held in May at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Congrats!