Everything You Need To Know About The 2015 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

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Editor’s Note: Under The Gun Review will be at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. This is the third in a series of preview pieces set to highlight this year’s event. Read the first and second in the series.

It’s that time of year again – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions! It is Cleveland’s year to host the star-studded ceremony and I am very happy I will be joined by the likes of fellow UTG writer, Matthew Leimkuehler, to cover the inductions this year. I had the pleasure of covering the 2012 inductions as a CBS Radio intern (photo below) and had a blast. 2012 Inductions saw a multitude of talented performers, attendees, and inductees including Alice Cooper, George Clinton, Kid Cudi, David Arquette, The Beastie Boys, Chuck D, ZZ Top, Sara Bareilles, Guns ‘N Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more that descended on Cleveland. What craziness will this year bring? So, so much more.

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To be considered eligible to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the artist (as a performer, composer, or musician) must have released a record at least 25 years prior to the year of the induction and have demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence, as stated on the Rock Hall website.

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Induction class of 2015 and induction category:

-The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (Performer) – to be inducted by Peter Wolf
-The “5” Royales (Early Musical Influence) – to be inducted by Steve Cropper
-Green Day (Performer) – to be inducted by Fall Out Boy
-Joan Jett and the Black Hearts (Performer) – to be inducted by Miley Cyrus
-Lou Reed (Performer) – to be inducted by Patti Smith
-Ringo Starr (The Award for Musical Excellence) – to be inducted by Paul McCartney
-Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble (Performer) – to be inducted by John Mayer
-Bill Withers (Performer) – to be inducted by Stevie Wonder

Fun Fact – there are currently a total of 304 Inductees in the Hall of Fame… until this weekend. 

Scheduled performers at the ceremony include Beck, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello, John Legend, Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Zac Brown, Karen O, Nate Ruess, and more!

We will be visiting the Rock Hall and covering the VIP Red Carpet on Friday April 17, and Media Room on induction day, April 18. Stay tuned for all the photos and fun!

Be sure to follow Matt (@callinghomematt), Kellie (@kmgphotographie), and UTG on Twitter for the latest on the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions weekend and Matt’s visit to Cleveland. Cleveland, let’s show him what the “Home of Rock and Roll” is truly all about!!

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