The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2015. According to Rolling Stone, Green Day, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will be inducted during a ceremony held next April.

Ringo Starr will be given the Award For Musical Excellence. Starr was previously inducted as a member of The Beatles in 1988, though his three other bandmates have since entered the Hall of Fame as solo artists.

Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Kraftwerk, N.W.A., Chic, and Sting were among the final nominees who didn’t to make the cut. Better luck next year!

The induction ceremony will take place on April 18th at Cleveland’s Public House and broadcast on HBO in May.

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This Day in Music History — August 27

1964 : Disney releases Mary Poppins, a Sherman Brothers musical featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

1965 : Elvis Presley meets The Beatles for the first time when the Fab 4 are brought to The King’s Los Angeles mansion. They hang out, talk music and have a little jam session. John Lennon would later say, “if it hadn’t been for him, The Beatles would be nothing.”

1990 : Stevie Ray Vaughan dies in a helicopter crash near East Troy, Wisconsin following a concert at the Alpine Valley Music Theater where earlier in the evening he appeared with Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and his older brother Jimmie Vaughan.

2008 : Election ’08 fever begins as the Democratic National Convention hits Denver and brings Kanye West, Rage Against The Machine, John Legend and many more to town.