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GALLERY: Musicians Inducted Into The Rock Hall Before 50
by Erica Banas
Billie Joe Armstrong turns 44 today (February 17), and just last year, he and his Green Day bandmates Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt were all inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. More often than not, many would assume such an honor would be reserved for more…shall we say “senior” musicians, but Green Day aren’t the only young pups to get enshrined in Cleveland. Here’s some other Rock Hall inductees that got in before they turned 50.
Green Day (Inducted 2015): Billie Joe Armstrong (43), Tre Cool (42), Mike Dirnt (42) Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Red Hot Chili Peppers (Inducted 2012): Flea (49), John Frusciante (42), Jack Irons (49), Anthony Kiedis (49), Josh Klinghoffer (32) Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Guns N’ Roses (Inducted 2012): Steven Adler (47), Duff McKagan (48), Dizzy Reed (49), Slash (46) Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Nirvana (Inducted 2014): Dave Grohl (45), Kirst Novoselic (49) Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
U2 (Inducted 2005): Bono (44), The Edge(43), Adam Clayton (45), Larry Mullen, Jr. (43) Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images
Beastie Boys (Inducted 2012): Mike D (46), Ad-Rock (46), MCA (47) Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.