Better luck next year, Chic, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, The Spinners, and Sting.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 class is in, as Green Day, Ringo Starr, Lou Reed, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The “5” Royales, Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble, and Bill Withers made the grade.
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The first above-mentioned group of artists missed the cut for the 30th annual induction ceremony. But don’t feel too bad for Sting — he’s still in the Cleveland music museum as a member of The Police. You can feel a little bad for Chic, as this is the ninth time the Nile Rodgers-founded band has been nominated but not inducted into the Hall. Conversely, Green Day’s selection comes in the band’s first year of eligibility.
Reed and Starr join 19 other artists to be inducted as both solo acts and as part of a group. Reed was a member of Velvet Underground, while Starr is the last of the Fab Four Beatles to be inducted alone.
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The 30th annual induction ceremony will take place on April 18, 2015.
Artists become eligible for the Hall of Fame 25 years after releasing their first recording.
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In 2014, Nirvana, Kiss and Hall & Oates were inducted along with performers Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens. The 2014 Ahmet Ertegun Awards went to Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham, while Bruce Springsteen’s group, The E Street Band, accepted the Award for Musical Excellence.