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Fall Out Boy Will Induct Green Day Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Andy Ritchie
Andy Ritchie 19 March 2015 at 10.38

Imagine being in the room for this one.


Green Day performing at Leeds Festival, 2013

You might remember that a few months back, we brought you the news that punk rock champions Green Day are set to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. 

Now, it's been revealed that they'll be presented with the honour / inducted by the one, the only Fall Out Boy. We'd offer an explanation, but that doesn't really need one, does it?

This year's ceremony will be held in Cleveland on April 18, and the newly-revealed list of presenters looks like this:

Paul McCartney (inducting former Beatle Ringo Starr)

Stevie Wonder (inducting '70s soul singer Bill Withers)

Patti Smith (inducting late Velvet Underground front man Lou Reed)

Peter Wolf (inducting The Paul Butterfield Blues Band)

Fall Out Boy (inducting punk rockers Green Day)

John Mayer (inducting late electric guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn)

Steve Cropper (inducting soul group "5" Royales)

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts round out the 2015 class of inductees.

Back when it was announced that Green Day would be joining the hall of rock 'n' roll legends, Billie Joe Armstrong said this:

"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has always held something for me because my heroes were in there. I know it's still a young institution, but I look at classic rock records as being the modern classics. I look at Tommy by the Who and think that should be played like someone interpreting Beethoven. That's what rock & roll has always meant to me. It's the modern classics of the 20th century and now the 21st."


 

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