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Green Day, Lou Reed, And Stevie Ray Vaughan To Be Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Rolling Stone are reporting that Punk Icons Green Day, Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed and Blues rocker Stevie Ray Vaughan will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2015.

Artists are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. Green Day, whose debut EP, 1,000 Hours, came out in 1989, are entering the institution in their first year of eligibility. Only a handful of bands get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the first year they’re eligible these days. When Billie Joe Armstrong learned that Green Day were one of them, he could barely process the news.

On the bands website Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said:

“I had to go for a walk when I heard the news,” says . “We’re in incredible company and I’m still trying to make sense of this. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has always held something special for me because my heroes were in there. This is a great time for us to sort of reflect and look back with gratitude.”

Vox said “The American idiots will get some big time recognition next year as Green Day becomes one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2015 inductees.”

Time Magazine has announced that the 2015 induction ceremony will be held in April in Cleveland, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  With Ringo Starr, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and rocker Joan Jett also being inducted it promises to be quite an evening for those lucky enough to get tickets.

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Greenday Emirates Stadium London June 01 2013

Green Day, best known for their Dookie and American Idiot albums will be very popular inductee’s as Billie Joe and his pals remain as active and popular as ever though Green Day are in something of a hiatus at present.  Armstong explained this to Rolling Stone saying that:

“I think of next year as us kind of regrouping and getting together more. I want to make sure that everyone’s head is in the right place and wants to start doing it again. I think this is a great time for us to reflect. With the Hall of Fame here, we can look back with gratitude and reflect with gratitude without feeling like it’s some nostalgic trip.”

“We’ve always kept moving forward, no matter what. That’s exhausting. Also, Mike’s wife is just recovering from breast cancer. And [touring guitarist] Jason White [who was recently diagnosed with tonsil cancer] is going through the same battle right now. We need to be there for each other in a different way rather than standing next to each other and playing really loud.”

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Green Day onstage Emirates Stadium London June 01 2013

Whilst I can’t wait to see Green Day on the road again, it must be acknowledged that some things have to take priority over music, isn’t it refreshing to see that a band once labelled as wild men are there for each other when the chips are down.
[Images – Green Day]

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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