Joan Jett, Bill Withers, Lou Reed and Green Day among those to join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 16, 2014 10:40 AM

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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Green Day, Bill Withers, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band make up the class that will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame come April, with disco band Chic getting snubbed for the ninth straight year.

The Hall of Fame announced the 2015 honorees last night. Green Day will be the youngest act of the class, and made it in its first year of eligibility. Candidates for induction into the Hall of Fame are eligible 25 years after the release of their first album. Green Day’s debut album, “1,000 Hours” ...

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