From their VMA debut in 1994 to winning seven Moonmen in 2005, we relive Green Day's amazing VMA history.
Over the course of nearly two decades, Green Day have turned the Video Music Awards into their very own punk-rock playground. From their snotty debut at the 1994 show (when they tore through "Armatage Shanks") to their victory lap in 2005 — where they reaped the benefits of American Idiot and took home seven Moonmen, including Video of the Year — they've had so many memorable moments that it's sort of amazing we haven't named an award in their honor yet.
To wit: They've performed four times, won 11 awards, and debuted more Manic Panic-enhanced hairstyles than a cashier at Ricky's. They've spat and snarled and even gotten grandiose (check their version of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" from the '05 show for proof). And because of all that, they've established a VMA legacy on par with the likes of Madonna or Britney Spears or Kanye West ... it's practically unthinkable to think of a show going on without them.
Luckily for all us, they'll be back at the 2012 Video Music Awards, debuting a song off their upcoming ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tre! trilogy.