Jon Bon Jovi named to White House panel

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) - December 15, 2010

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.

But 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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