Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees: Lou Reed, Green Day, Ringo Starr and More - NBC New York

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees: Lou Reed, Green Day, Ringo Starr and More

The induction ceremony is set to take place April 18 in Cleveland.

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    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees: Lou Reed, Green Day, Ringo Starr and More
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    File - Ringo Starr at Ruth Eckerd Hall on October 23, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released its list of inductees for next year. The class of 2015 includes: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Green Day, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, and Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

    Ringo Starr will be also receive the Award For Musical Excellence. Starr — the former drummer for The Beatles — is the last of his bandmates to receive the honor from the Cleveland-based museum.

    The 1950s R&B group the "5" Royales will receive the Early Influence Award as well.

    The list includes many artists who have passed away. Paul Butterfield died back in 1987, Stevie Ray Vaughan died in 1990, and Lou Reed died last year.

    Artists become eligible for induction into the museum 25 years after the release of their first record. Although very few bands are inducted the first year they are eligible, Green Day managed to land the honor, according to Rolling Stone.

    "I had to go for a walk," the punk rock band’s frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said to Rolling Stone. "I wound up at this cafe and I sat down and my son met up with me. I told him and he was like, 'Oh my God. No way.' It just took some time to sink in. We're in incredible company and I'm still trying to make sense of this. It's just incredible."

    So far, 726 acts have been inducted across 29 ceremonies, according to the museum’s website.

    The 2015 induction ceremony is set to take place April 18.