What an honor!
Joan Jett and Ringo Starr were just two of the many musicians announced as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s 2015 inductees on Tuesday, Dec.16.
Joan, 56, will be added to the hall with her band, ‘Joan Jett & the Blackhearts,’ whose famous album “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the early 1980s.
Bill Withers (right) and Lou Reed (right). Photo Credit: Getty (2)
Ringo, 74, will be the fourth ex ‘Beatle’ enshrined in the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ as an individual artist and will be presented with a special award for musical excellence.
Other notable musicians, including the punk band ‘Green Day,’ Lou Reed and “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers, will be honored during the 30th annual induction ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 18, 2015.
Inductees — who must have released their first musical material no later than 1989 to be eligible — are chosen by a vote of more than 700 artists, historians and music industry representatives. The Cleveland-based ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ will open a new exhibit dedicated to the honorees following the April 2015 induction ceremony.
‘Green Day’ in 1994.