Ladies and gentlemen, this the class of 2015! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced it’s inductees for 2015: Green Day, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Ringo Starr will be given the Award For Musical Excellence and 1950s R&B group the “5” Royales will receive the Early Influence Award. Artists are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single.
The induction ceremony will be held at Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 18th, 2015. Once again, the general public will be allowed to attend. Tickets go on sale this Thursday.
In related news, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the Sonic Sessions. The monthly new music showcase builds on the rich history of the Rock Hall’s Summer in the City concert series and kicks off on Friday, January 30, 2015 with UK dance music act Lets Be Friends. The Sonic Sessions concert series is sponsored by Magic Hat Brewing Company. Learn more at the official site, www.rockhall.com.