Ringo Starr, Green Day, Joan Jett inducted into Rock Hall of Fame
CLEVELAND — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is welcoming its newest class, featuring a Beatle, three punks from California and a guitar god from Texas.
Ringo Starr, who found unexpected stardom as a frontman after the Beatles broke up, is being honored Saturday night in Cleveland as the hall inducts an eclectic group of musicians who have influenced generations.
Starr, previously enshrined with the Beatles in 1988, is being inducted along with pop punks Green Day, soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers, and underground-rock icon Lou Reed.
Also among the inductees are blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band, Double Trouble, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The “5” Royales.