The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s Class of 2015 was announced a while ago with no real surprises, but fans will agree the best picks made the cut with the exception of Nine Inch Nails and Sting. Green Day will officially be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Billie Joe Armstrong’s rock group will head on over to Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 18, 2015 to be honored at a ceremony. Formed back in 1987 in Northern California, the group of musicians released over 11 albums and they are standing tall as one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time having sold more than 75 million records worldwide.
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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Bill Withers and Paul Butterfield Blues Band will also be joining Green Day for the momentous occasion in April. The aforementioned artists will be honored with awards for Musical Excellence and North Carolina vocal group The “5” Royales will receive the Early Influence Award. For those of you not in the know, the inductees were chosen by more than 700 artists, music industry professionals and historians. To be eligible for nomination, musicians must have released their first single or album at least 25 years ago.
Check out Green Day’s “21 Guns” which raked in over 101,5 million views on YouTube in 5 years