The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is official! Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will all be inducted next year. Additionally, Ringo Starr will be receiving the Award for Musical Excellence and the ‘5’ Royales will take home the Early Influence Award.

Green Day are obviously the youngest act to be inducted in this class, and it’s interesting to note that this marks Reed’s second time being inducted; in 1996, he joined the Hall of Fame when the Velvet Underground were admitted.

Those bands who did not make the 2015 list include, surprisingly, the Smiths and Nine Inch Nails, as well as the Marvelettes, the Spinners, War, Kraftwerk, N.W.A. and Sting.

What do you think of the Class of 2015? Do you think Nine Inch Nails should have made the cut? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 induction ceremony will be held on April 18 at Cleveland’s Public House.

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