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April 23, 2015
April 22, 2015
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.
The group has found a level of unlikely
'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.
Backstage, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz and Joe Trohman explain why Green Day are their "reference point for everything"