Rock Candy

Green Day’s Mike Dirnt celebrates his birthday today (May 4), and with the telecast of the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony premiering tomorrow night at 8 PM ET on HBO, we thought we’d look back at some artists that made history with their own inductions.

Below is a gallery of artists in the past decade or so who were inducted into the Rock Hall the first year they were eligible.  One thing is for certain:  It’s amazing just how much time has passed since some of these acts were inducted.  Seems like only yesterday they were getting their due!


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.