Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Announce Class of 2015

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have announced the newest members to the iconic Ohio museum.

Green Day and Lou Reed are just two of the many artist who will join previously inducted acts such as Nirvana, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and The Clash.

But, Green Day and Reed aren’t the only ones in the “Class of 2015”; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bill Withers, and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band have also been chosen.

Ringo Starr will also be receiving an honor; he’ll be getting the Award for Music Excellence. The Beatles drummer was inducted as a member of the band back in 1988.

Green Day became the 48th act to be inducted into the museum and the coolest part of is that this was their first year to be eligible for the honor and frontman Billie Joe Armstrong mirrored the sentiments.

“I had to go for a walk when I heard the news,” said Armstrong.

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

More than 600 artists, historians and members of the music industry voted for the recipients of the positions.This year, the fans were also given the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists.

In order to be eligible for a spot as a nominee, their first recording (or debut record) must have been released at least 25 years ago.

All the inductees were in good company. Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Kraftwerk, N.W.A., Sting, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, Chic, and War were also nominated for a position, but sadly, did not receive the votes needed to be admitted.

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