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Lou Reed, Green Day join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1988, but now Ringo Starr’s entering the hall solo: The drummer is one of the newest inductees along with Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and the “5” Royales.

Starr will be given the Award for Musical Excellence, an honor that goes to musicians who aren’t exactly in the spotlight that last went to the E Street Band in 2014. The “5” Royales, an R&B band popular in the ’50s, will be inducted in the Early Influences category, while the rest of the musicians will be inducted in the Performers category.

This year’s inductees beat out fellow nominees including Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, and Sting. The induction ceremony will be at Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 18.