Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith, and Paul McCartney, who are all Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, are some of the presenters honoring this year’s Rock Hall inductees. Wonder will present to Bill Withers, Smith will honor the late Lou Reed, and McCartney will present Ringo Starr with the Rock Hall’s Award For Musical Excellence. Ringo Starr is the final member of The Beatles to receive the honor as a solo artist.
The other presenters of the night include John Mayer presenting to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Fall Out Boy to Green Day, Peter Wolf to Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Steve Cropper to The “5” Royals. The presenter for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts has not been announced yet. The performers for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony include John Legend, Hall of Famer Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello, Beck, and Jimmie Vaughan. The 2015 ceremony will take place on April 18th in Cleveland, Ohio. HBO will film the ceremony, which will air on May 30th.
Green Day has released eleven studio albums, including a trilogy of albums released in 2012 entitled Uno!, Dos!, and Tre! The legendary band’s first album, Dookie, reached Diamond-certification, after it sold over ten million albums worldwide. In total, Green Day has sold over 75 million albums worldwide. Green Day’s best-charting album, 21st Century Breakdown, entered the Billboard 200 Albums chart at the Number 1 position. It also reached the top of the charts in Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Europe, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK. The project featured the hit songs “Know Your Enemy,” “21 Guns,” “East Jesus Nowhere,” “21st Century Breakdown,” and “Last of the American Girls.”
To date, Green Day has won five Grammy Awards including Best Rock Album (American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown), Best Alternative Album (Dookie), Best Musical Show Album (American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording), and Record of the Year (“Boulevard of Broken Dreams”). Some of Green Day’s most recognizable songs include “American Idiot,” “Good Riddance,” “Holiday,” “When I Come Around,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.”
FDRMX Eyes: Michael Resin is a French electronic artist based in Switzerland. His latest music video and track, “Point of No Return,” is synth-heavy and features eerie visuals.