This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday (April 18th) at Cleveland’s Public Hall. This year’s inductees are Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Ringo Starr, Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Bill Withers, the “5” Royales, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Ringo Starr receives the Award for Musical Exellence. HBO will broadcast an edited version of the event on May 30th.
Paul McCartney will indict Ringo, Stevie Wonder will do the honors for Bill Withers, Patti Smith for Lou Reed, Peter Wolf and Zac Brown Band will induct the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Fall Out Boy will pay tribute to Green Day and Miley Cyrus will induct Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
Guest performers include Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, John Legend, and Jimmy Vaughan. Paul McCartney will perform with Ringo as well during the ceremony, marking the first time in over 50 years since they played Public Hall during the Beatles‘ first Cleveland concert back on September 14th, 1964.