Rock Hall of Fame announces stars for 2015 Induction fest

Paul McCartney, Beck, Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith, more scheduled to appear at 30th Annual Induction Ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio on April 15.

Green Day.
Green Day, one of the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees in action in New Jersey, 2010. (Via Wikipedia, CC 2.0)

CLEVELAND, March 18, 2015 This news release just in from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has revealed special guests for the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall. They include:

  • Paul McCartney inducting Ringo Starr
  • Stevie Wonder inducting Bill Withers
  • Patti Smith inducting Lou Reed
  • Peter Wolf inducting the Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Fall Out Boy inducting Green Day
  • John Mayer inducting Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Steve Cropper inducting the “5” Royales

“Performers include Beck, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello, John Legend, Jimmie Vaughan and others to be announced.

“Tickets to the ceremony are sold-out, but a limited number of VIP packages are still available by calling (216) 515-1232 or emailing [email protected]. The broadcast will premiere on HBO on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland will also celebrate the 2015 Inductees with a new expanded 2015 Inductee exhibit scheduled to open in April honoring this year’s Inductees: the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Green Day, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Bill Withers, Ringo Starr and the “5” Royales.”

For fans unable to make it to the live event, the live show will be recorded and rebroadcast on HBO Saturday, May 30, 2015.

For additional information on the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony activities visit the following link:

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Terry Ponick
Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17