2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presenters set to rock Cleveland

Story highlights

  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces the presenters for its 2015 induction
  • Paul McCartney will introduce Ringo Starr; Stevie Wonder will induct Bill Withers
  • The ceremony will take place in April and will be broadcast on HBO in May

(CNN)Paul McCartney, Patti Smith, Beck, and John Legend are ready to rock Cleveland.

On Wednesday the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced an array of A-list presenters and performers for its 30th Annual Induction Ceremony, which takes place at Cleveland's historic Public Hall on Saturday, April 18.
Seven artists and musical groups will be honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the ceremony. The newly announced presenters list includes:
    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.
    On a day that celebrates the best in rock 'n' roll, expect musicians to bring down the house.
    Two of this year's most recognized artists are set to perform. Beck, who ruled the Grammys with three wins, including album of the year, will sing at the ceremony. John Legend will also take the stage, after winning best original song at this year's Academy Awards.
    The ceremony will feature other lively performances from blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, former Eagles band member Joe Walsh, and Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl.
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be broadcast on HBO Saturday, May 30. (CNN and HBO share a parent company.)
    The ceremony will be accompanied by a series of events during Cleveland's Rock Week (April 11-18), including live music sessions and a new 2015 Inductees exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.