Green Day’s about to have the time of their life! The rock band was just named as one of nine artists who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame for 2015.
Green Day is in very good company! The band, which was formed in 1987, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 18, 2015 and they’re joined by some serious icons: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Inductees
In addition to the inductees, The Beatles’ Ringo Starr will be given the Award For Musical Excellence and The “5” Royales will be given the Early Influence Award.
To be eligible for the hall of fame, an artist must have put out their first single or album 25 years ago. Green Day’s EP debuted in 1989!
The ceremony will take place in April at the Public Hall in Cleveland.
Green Day Frontman In Shock After News
“I had to go for a walk,” lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong told Rolling Stone following the announcement. “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.”
He went on to say that he’s actually been at the Hall of Fame before — when Guns N’ Roses got inducted in 2012. Now, to imagine standing up there with the band — bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool — is “surreal.”
“We’ve known each other since we were 10,” Billie added. “We came up as the MTV kids. I think at some point, when we started getting into punk rock, we thought it was never going to go this route. We never thought we’d actually get on MTV. The stuff that was on there was all surface. I don’t know, man. It’s just a trip.”
Well, we are so happy for the band, and all the inductees! Are you excited, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta