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Green Day

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  • Year:
    2015
  • Inducted by:
    Fall Out Boy
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

2015

David Fricke

On September 9, 1994, Green Day took the stage for a free outdoor concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston. The art deco amphitheater and spacious lawn typically hosted more genteel entertainment; the house band was the Boston Pops Orchestra.

But the punk-rock trio - singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool Bearne out to a roiling sea of adolescent expectation later estimated by police at sixty-five thousand people.

That mass of flannel and baggy shorts turned into a whirlpool of slam-dancing as soon as Green Day pulled the pin on “Welcome to Paradise,” the sardonic opening grenade on their major-label debut, Dookie.

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you’ve never done anything to please the Suits

Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy)

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Collection

Tre Cool Giraffe
Tre Cool Giraffe
Tre Cool Friend Ship

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Gallery

Photography: Michael Zorn

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