The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Presenters and Performers

Today, the Rock Hall announced most of the presenters and performers for the 2015 Induction Ceremony. Here’s what we now know about the event. (Spoiler alert?)
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band will be inducted by Peter Wolf. Tom Morello will be a part of the musical tribute.
  • Green Day will be inducted by Fall Out Boy. Green Day is still working on their setlist, but hope to include something from their Lookout years.
  • Bill Withers will be inducted by Stevie Wonder. John Legend and Wonder will perform a musical tribute. Withers hasn’t officially been ruled out as a performer, but it now seems highly unlikely.
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts do not currently have a presenter. Dave Grohl has been confirmed to be a part of Jett’s performance.
  • Lou Reed will be inducted by Patti Smith, who also inducted the Velvet Underground. Beck will be a part of the musical tribute to Reed.
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble will be inducted by John Mayer. Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall and Gary Clark Jr. will join the members of Double Trouble for a performance, which may include “Texas Flood” and “Crossfire.”
  • Ringo Starr will be inducted by Paul McCartney. Ringo does not want to put together a band, but says he will play “With A Little Help From My Friends” if McCartney organizes it. Joel Peresman says it will likely be the end of show “jam session.” Joe Walsh will perform during the tribute. Just a guess at this point, but don’t be surprised to see Dave Grohl in this part of the show as well, since he is close to McCartney and has a history with Beatles songs.
  • The “5” Royales will be inducted by Steve Cropper. Fred Tanner, younger brother of John and Eugene Tanner, will accept the award. No word on if there will be a live musical tribute or who would perform.

The Induction Ceremony will be held on April 18th in Cleveland. An edited version of the show will premiere on HBO on May 30th.

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