Green Day, Joan Jett & Lou Reed Among Rock Hall Nominees

CLEVELAND, OH (CelebrityAccess) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced members of the class of inductees, with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and Bill Withers among the artists getting the nod.

This year's class also recognizes the "5" Royales with the early influences award, and former Beatle and solo artist Ringo Starr enters the Hall of Fame – the last of the Fab Four to be inducted as a soloist, following John Lennon in 1994, Paul McCartney in 1999 and George Harrison in 2004.

Inductees for the HoF are 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.

Next year's induction ceremony will be held on April 18th at the Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio and ahead of the ceremony, the Hall of Fame will be hosting a series of special events, including the grand opening of a new 2015 Inductee exhibit as a preview of the forthcoming museum.

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