Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
The Stooges were punk before punk existed.
In a time when hippie idealism was popular, the Stooges threw down the gauntlet in the form of provocative, high-octane rock and roll.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day Inducts The StoogesBillie Joe Armstrong of Green Day Inducts The Stooges at the 2010 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day Inducts The Stooges00:05:43
The Stooges Acceptance Speech00:08:04
"I Wanna Be Your Dog"00:06:03
"Search and Destroy"00:03:49
"Ray of Light"00:03:58
Hall of Fame Essay
Long before images of self-flagellation, peanut butter smearing, and bloodletting cemented a certain sensational, albeit one-dimensional, perception of them, the Stooges - Iggy Pop (ne James Osterberg), Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, and Dave Alexander - were just four kids oozing boredom and frustration in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the genteel university town forty miles west of Detroit.
They couldn’t have known it, but the musical relief they sought and found would spark a time-delayed revolution in sound, style, and performance, making the Stooges one of the most influential groups in modern-rock history
They symbolize the destruction of flower power and they introduce us to raw power.
Billie Joe Armstrong
Cleveland, Ohio 44114