Knit scarf featuring the Green Day Skulz design.
Billie Joe Armstrong concluded his Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame acceptance speech by shouting out 924 Gilman Street and several local punk bands.
Green Day's debut album, 1,000 hours, was released in 1989 and it's fair to say no one watching the band play backyards, squats, and tiny DIY venues during that time could have guessed the group of snot-nosed punks would ever be part of the Rock 'n' Roll hall of fame. But that's kinda become Green Day's thing. No one could have guessed they would have a successful Broadway show either — but that happened.
'We share this honor together,' Armstrong told the nation.
Green Day thanked a lot of people during their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction over the weekend. They gave props to the Ford Econoline van that schlepped them all over the country for years, their families, their longtime label, bands that came up with them (Operation Ivy, Crimpshrine), their kids and, most of all, each other.
On Tuesday, though, singer Billie Joe Armstrong had one more thank you he needed to send out to the people who really, really made it happen: the fans in the idiot nation.
What did it feel like to stand up there with those guys at that peak moment of their career? Pete Wentz: One of the coolest things about Green Day to me is being in a working rock band or working punk rock band, Green Day represents all of us.