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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Announced

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015 includes Lou Reed, Green Day, Ringo Starr, and more.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Announced

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2015 class of honored musicians. Green Day, Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will all be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony held in April.

Additionally, The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will be honored with the Award For Musical Excellence. Starr was inducted in 1988 as a member of The Beatles, though the rest of the band have all entered the Hall of Fame as solo artists.

The nominated acts that did not make the cut are Chic, Kraftwerk, Nine Inch Nails, Sting, N.W.A, the Smiths, the Marvelettes, the Spinners and War.

In order for an artist/band to be eligible for the Hall of Fame, their first recording must have been released at least 25 years ago. This year, fans had an opportunity to cast their vote. A “fan ballot” was added to the over 600 ballots from artists, historians, journalists, and music industry members.

The induction ceremony will take place on April 18th at Cleveland’s Public House and will be broadcasted on HBO in May.

Bill Withers:

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts:

Green Day:

Lou Reed:

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band:

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