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."

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