Green Day, Joan Jett, Lou Reed among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

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The class of 2015 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been unveiled.

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

This year’s inductees in the performer category are:

  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Green Day
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • Lou Reed
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
  • Bill Withers

Additionally, Ringo Starr will receive the Award for Musical Excellence and The “5” Royals will be recognized with the Early Influence Award.

The 30th annual induction ceremony will take place April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 18.

This year’s lineup was 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.

Those who missed the cut this year include Sting, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths and Kraftwerk.

What do you think of the final choices? Are they worthy?