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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Even in the throes of alt-nation mania, the video for 1994's "Longview," which featured three weirdoes (four, if you count the monkey) hanging out in a trashed house, watching cartoons and jamming, while mouthing lyrics about doing nothing much – other than masturbating and getting stoned – was jarring enough to make a huge splash on MTV when it premiered that winter. Plenty of close-ups of bad skin and bugged-out eyeballs only served to put a finer point on the foul proceedings. Suitably, Dirnt once told Rolling Stone he wrote the signature walking bass line to "Longview" when he was "flying on acid"; the song was also skewered by those uber-burnouts Beavis and Butthead, with the former observing Armstrong's mouth was "all encrustulated with globules of feces."

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