The actual ceremony won’t hit HBO until May 30th, but you can get a look at the 2015 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame acceptance speeches and get a taste of the performances right now. Green Day, Joan Jett, and Ringo Starr led an (obvious) all-star group going in, including the late Lou Reed and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Stevie Wonder was also on hand to induct Bill Withers into the hall, a welcome addition if you’re a fan of soul and R&B.
It was the first three that take the lead, though, particularly in the video above. Miley Cyrus inducted Joan Jett, giving a very Miley Cyrus-like performance at the podium. Then Fall Out Boy ushered Green Day onto the stage, even if I think they didn’t deserve it yet. Deep Purple is still just sort of sitting out there, with Ritchie Blackmore teaching people their first guitar licks (this is why he chooses to play Renaissance music now by the way).
Paul McCartney was the obvious choice to bring Ringo Starr into the hall of fame, particularly since he made it happen. It sells a lot of plates to the dinner and you get a nice all-star jam session at the end of the show because Ringo knows a lot of folks. Read McCartney’s entire induction speech over here.
Check out those three above and watch Patti Smith induct Lou Reed below.