The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced next year’s inductees and drumroll, please….
Meet the class of 2015 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Green Day will all join the class of 2015. Ringo Starr will be given the Award For Musical Excellence and 1950s R&B group the “5” Royales will receive the Early Influence Award.
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 order to be eligible for Rock and Roll induction, artists need to have released their first single and/or album 25 years ago (but no later than 1989).
Fans were able to cast votes, as well, and the top five artists selected by the public were part of a “fans ballot” that were tallied with other votes from an international voting body.