Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stevie Ray Vaughan, Green Day lead 2015 Rock Hall inductees

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and Green Day lead the list of artists to be inducted into the 2015 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

The Texas blues legend topped the fan ballot for the event with more than 18 million votes – more than 5 million ahead of the next nominee.

Joining the pair are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed and Bill Withers; Beatles drummer Ringo Starr enters under the Award For Musical Excellence, while the “5” Royales enter with the Early Influence Award.

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.

“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 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 18 at Cleveland’s Public Hall.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 18 at 10 a.m. EST.

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

• Paul Butterfield Blues Band
• The “5” Royales
• Green Day
• Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
• Lou Reed
• Ringo Starr
• Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
• Bill Withers

See also:

Stevie Ray Vaughan tops fan vote for 2015 Rock Hall induction
Green Day leads list of 2015 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominees
AUDIO: Bob Seger previews Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute Hey Gypsy
Stevie Ray Vaughan career-spanning 12-disc box set due this fall
Search Stevie Ray Vaughan at hennemusic