Jon Bon Jovi named to White House panel

(AP) - Jon Bon Jovi won't need a ticket toCleveland this year. But the New Jersey-born rocker can expect tospend some time in Washington.The Rock

NEPTUNE - (AP) - Jon Bon Jovi won't need a ticket toCleveland this year. But the New Jersey-born rocker can expect tospend some time in Washington.

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

But President Barack Obama named Jon Bon Jovi to the White HouseCouncil for Community Solutions.

Bon Jovi performed during Obama's inaugural concert. The Jon BonJovi Soul Foundation works to alleviate poverty and homelessnessacross 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."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Rally held to support sick leave legislation 1 VIDEO: Rally held to support sick leave legislation
Troy Ramey of Sea Cliff competes on NBC's 2 Long Islander competes on 'The Voice'
Caleb 'Kai the hitchhiker' McGillvary tells News 12 3 Lawyer files motion to dismiss murder charges against viral video star
News 12 hit the streets of Brooklyn to 4 Word on the Street: Leggings on a plane
Arrest made in Paterson shooting involving rapper, city 5 Arrest made in Paterson shooting involving rapper Fetty Wap

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE