The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will have some new inductees come April. The artists being inducted into the class of 2015 include Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Among celebrating the new class, more music royalty will also be celebrated. Former Beatle Ringo Starr will be presented with the Award for Musical Excellence, while The "5" Royales are going to be honored with the Early Influence Award.
Green Day is actually being inducted with this year being their first year of eligibility. Artists can only qualify to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first album or single's release. Their first album 1,000 is exactly 25 years old!
Billie Joe Armstrong tells Rolling Stone of his band's accomplishment, "We're in incredible company and I'm still trying to make sense of this. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has always held something special for me because my heroes were in there. This is a great time for us to sort of reflect and look back with gratitude."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions will take place on April 18th, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio's Public Hall.
Congratulations to all of the 2015 inductees!
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