Green Day Celebrate Hall of Fame Induction With Energetic Performance
Green Day have got to be feeling good about themselves after a busy Saturday night (April 18): First, they got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility; then they blew through a three-song performance in celebration of the feat. Check out a fan-shot clip of the group performing "Basket Case" below:
The group performed “When I Come Around” and “Basket Case,” both from 1994's Dookie, and "American Idiot," from the 2004 album of the same name. Frontman Billy Joe Armstrong was as energetic as he was when his group helped pioneer the California punk scene way back when, owning the stage with his signature charisma in an a capella verse on "American Idiot," as well as crawling through bassist Mike Dirnt's legs and otherwise finding ways to express his excitement.
Despite the grandness of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Green Day haven't lost their anti-authority sentiments: Sure, they dressed up, but Armstrong donned a grungy faux-tuxedo while Dirnt wore a sleeveless suit and Tre Cool didn't deviate from his classic neon-colored hair look.
It's impressive that the punk trio had as much energy as they did: Just a couple days ago (April 16), they played an expansive gig ahead of their induction, performing a career-spanning, three-hour set at Cleveland's House of Blues.