The Hall of Fame, which surveyed some 1,000 historians and music industry players to select the new inductees, will welcome the six artists in a gala concert on April 14 in its home base of Cleveland.
Tharpe, a pioneering guitarist who performed gospel music and was known to some as "the godmother of rock "n" roll", will be inducted with the "Award for Early Influence".
Their greatest hits' compilation was certified platinum last month when it topped 1 million units sold.
Bon Jovi, led by Jon Bon Jovi, formed in 1983 in New Jersey and remains one of the biggest acts in the USA music industry, releasing albums every couple of years.
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These are two direct players but they don't offer the creativity of Perisic. However, the Portuguese has been accused of "parking the bus" in big games.
Both Rage and Radiohead were nominated for induction in their first year of eligibility, so they'll likely pop up again in future years.
Sambora commented, stating, "It's certainly an honor to be recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and I am thinking about all of my heroes and my peers that have been inducted before me - it's great to be in that queue. It was 'Let's go out and make this happen.' And we actually did".
"It's a Christmas miracle", David Bryan, who plays keyboard for Bon Jovi, admitted. "You'll see the current lineup and then see the original".
Nina Simone has been eligible since 1986, but this marks the first year she has been nominated. The top five artists, as selected by the public, comprised a "fans' ballot" that was tallied along with the other ballots to determine the 2018 Inductees. Overall, "this is a really fantastic group because they span from the 1950s all the way up until today".