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Green Day, Joan Jett, Ringo Starr Honored at 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

Green Day Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Green Day Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony went down last night, and the Cleveland institution welcome the likes of Green Day, Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers, and the Paul Buttersfield Blues Band.

Because the ceremony is set to air on HBO on May 30, a number of the night’s performances have yet to surface. But that said, you can catch a fair amount of the special moments thanks to fan-shot footage. Patti Smith and Laurie Anderson’s moving induction speeches about Reed are up above.

Miley Cyrus gave a speech inducting Jett, before joining her for a performance of “Bad Reputation.” Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl then came out for renditions of “Crimson & Clover” and The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb.”

Green Day’s induction was performed by a band they paved the way for, Fall Out Boy. The legendary pop-punk trio, who recently returned to the stage for the first time in years, performed their own “American Idiot,” “When I Come Around,” and “Basket Case.”

Ringo Starr also won an Award of Excellence for his solo work, then performed a number of his songs both with the Beatles and solo, some of which were aided by Paul McCartney.

There’s video below of all of these inductions, as well as shaky clips of “Crimson & Clover” and an all-star jam of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends.” The Paul Buttersfield Blues Band and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s inductions have yet to surface, so you may have to wait until the whole show appears on HBO to catch those.