Green Day, Lou Reed join rock Hall of Fame

December 16, 2014 10:56 PM

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NEW YORK — The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and Lean on Me singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

The hall announced Tuesday that it will also welcome Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, who famously sang about loving rock 'n' roll, and make Ringo Starr the fourth ex-Beatle enshrined as an individual. Besides Reed, the class includes other posthumous inductees Paul Butterfield and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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