The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced. Green Day has been in list this year. The Billie Joe Armstrong-fronted band will join the likes of Lou Reed and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Late Texas guitar slinger Stevie Ray Vaughan, soul star Bill Withers and blues group the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will also be inducted. Read on for further details.
This years’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class inductees include:
- The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Green Day
- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
- Lou Reed
- Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
- Bill Withers
Award for Musical Excellence:
- Ringo Starr
Early Influence Award:
- The “5” Royales
Those six performers were selected from a list of 15 nominees. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will be given the Award for Musical Excellence. Ringo was inducted in 1988 with the Beatles, and since then, his bandmates have each been honored separately. 1950s R&B group the "5" Royales will receive the Early Influence Award.
This was the first year that Green Day was eligible to be inducted. To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2015 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1989. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Armstrong expressed his bliss on being inducted at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
The induction ceremony will be at Cleveland’s Public House and broadcast on HBO in May. The 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony presented by Klipsch Audio will be held in Cleveland on April 18, 2015. The event is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased for the 30th induction ceremony beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET on Dec. 18, 2014.
Movie News Guide (MNG) will keep you readers updated with the induction ceremony presenters, performers and broadcast information, as well as additional details about the week of events.
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