The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced its 2015 inductees. The late Lou Reed, Green Day, punk disciples Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, soul legend Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band beat out other worthy shortlist contenders like N.W.A., Kraftwerk, and The Smiths to join next year's class. They will be honored next April in Cleveland for the Hall's 30th annual induction ceremony, along with former Beatle Ringo Starr, who will earn an Award of Musical Influence.
"I never thought it was some kind of entitlement or something," he says. "I just never felt that anyone owed me this. It's something that's nice that happened. I guess I'll have to go buy a suit." [Rolling Stone]