Not since the Dookie Days has being a Green Day fan looked so cool! Just absolutely legendary. As a guitarist myself, there have been many of jam sessions where I day dreamed about getting pulled on stage to play with some of my favorite. Even the thought of it has me roller skating in a buffalo heard. Then this guy comes up on stage, plays When I Come Around like he wrote the damn song, and stage dives into the crowd as Basket Case blares in the background. I’m pretty sure as a Green Day fan that’s about as good as it gets.
This brings up an always interesting debate. Rock n’ Roll has slowly faded into the non-mainstream scene to the point where all of the headlining bands for the most part are already legendary. The Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame is one of the coolest places on the planet if you’re into that sort of thing (and even more so if you’re a Cleveland guy.) Are there any bands left from the post Nirvana/Pearl Jam draft class that are clear favorites to make the Hall of Fame? The only three bands I personally think deserve the first ballot vote are the Foo Fighters, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and then there’s a huge drop off after that. The Foo Fighters still have that garage band sound but sell out arenas, with or without a two legged Grohl, Green Day has been around forever and still are culturally significant, and RHCP is just good old fashioned LA Rock N’ Roll. That’s it. I personally believe DMB should get in as well, but I’m biased. After that…who we going to induct in 2030….Kings of Leon? The fuck outta here.