The Livin' on a Prayer singer reveals a big "falling out" with one of the Cleveland, Ohio rock mecca's bosses has cost his group a nomination for induction for years.

In a new interview with radio presenter DJ Howard Stern, Jon claimed one member of the Hall’s voting board has "made it their personal mission" to keep Bon Jovi from being inducted.

"I called him a few choice words," the singer explained during an interview with Stern on Tuesday (25Oct16). "I’m never shy, when I see him, to call him a few more choice words. And there’s other guys on that thing that have made it their personal mission to f**k with me. And that’s OK. I get it. I’ve sold more records than their artists."

Bon Jovi refused to name names but it's clear he's sore his band has never been invited to the induction ceremony: "The criteria is actually that your music had an influence on generations that came after you, and that it's still out and very present," he added. "We have every criteria."

Bon Jovi have been eligible for induction since 2009, but the band was nominated only once, in 2011.

The rockers are not even up for consideration for the Class of 2017, which is headed by Pearl Jam, Jane's Addiction, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Kraftwerk, J. Geils Band, The Cars, The Zombies, Yes, and Chic.

The shortlist will be announced in December (16) ahead of a ceremony at the Barclays Center in New York in April (17).