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2015 RnR Hall Of Fame Induction

April 20, 201513 min
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame held its 30th annual induction ceremony Saturday night at Public Hall in Cleveland. The class of 2015 consisted of Ringo Starr, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The "5" Royales, Bill Withers, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Green Day. Even though so many of the year's honorees are no longer with us, it was a long night. Bill Withers had people laughing when he detoured from his script, but ended up speaking for 13 minutes. The members of Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and the survivors of the Butterfield Blues Band spoke for a total of 45 minutes. Lou Reed's widow, Laurie Anderson, spent 12 minutes at the podium. Jett's longtime manager, Kenny Laguna, also felt the need to speak. Near the end of the night, as Ringo Starr was speaking, Paul McCartney pointed to his watch, which prompted the drummer to say, "After the things I've sat through tonight, blah, blah, blah. I've got some stories!" While the sp

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