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Bon Jovi Appointed to White House Advisory Council

Jon Bon Jovi of Bon Jovi performs on stage at Etihad Stadium on Dec. 11, 2010, in Melbourne, Australia. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

NEW YORK (CBS) Bon Jovi was skipped over for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, but frontman Jon Bon Jovi appeared on another prestigious list this week.

The rocker has been officially named to the White House Council for Community Solutions.

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"The Council will provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs," a release from the White House said Tuesday.

"These impressive men and women have dedicated their lives and careers to civic engagement and social innovation," President Obama said. "I commend them for their outstanding contributions to their communities, and I am confident that they will serve the American people well in their new roles on the White House Council for Community Solutions. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."

A bio provided by the White House describes Bon Jovi as "Chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the lives of those in need," later adding, "Mr. Bon Jovi is also the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning group Bon Jovi, which has sold more than 120 million albums and performed more than 2,600 concerts for more than 34 million fans."

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