Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees Announced

rock and roll hall of fame11Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bill Withers, and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble are among the latest inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Joining the inductees during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday, April 18 at Cleveland’s Public Hall are Ringo Starr, who will be honored with the Award for Musical Excellence, and The “5” Royales, who will be honored with the Early Influence Award.

“As we mark 30 years of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions, we’re proud to honor these artists,” said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President Joel Peresman. “These Inductees epitomize rock and roll’s impact over the past 50 years and continuing through today.”

The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by a voting body of more than 700 artists, historians and members of the music industry. To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2015 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1989.

Induction ceremony presenters, performers and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET. Individual tickets will be available for $75, $150, and $300. A two-ticket limit applies to all purchases. To purchase tickets, visit or 800-745-3000.


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