Time of Their Lives: Green Day's 22 Biggest Days

As the punk rockers prepare to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we look back at the memorable moments that helped get them there

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Raining Mud

Though Woodstock '94 boasted major artists like Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, it was Green Day – or, perhaps, their fans – that delivered the festival's most memorable performance, on August 14th. After being pelted with mud through much of their set, Armstrong took action during "Paper Lanterns," dropping his guitar and hurling chunks of dirt back at the crowd. Things devolved from there, with plenty of mud-slinging – literally – and the band eventually pulling the plug on themselves as fans rushed the stage. In the ensuing chaos, a security guard, mistaking Dirnt for an audience member, tackled the bassist, knocking out several of his teeth. "This isn't love and peace," Armstrong shouted mockingly. "It's fucking anarchy!"

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