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Green Day Photos: A Look Back at the Punk Trio’s Career

From Gilman Street to the Grammys and beyond, two decades of Armstrong, Dirnt and Cool

Green Day 4/14/09: 2

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Billie Joe Armstrong performing with Green Day at the Gilman Street Project in Berkeley, California, on September 9th, 1989.

Green Day: 1994 nude

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performing nude at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 5th, 1994.

Green Day: 9/10/98: mtv awards

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Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards.

Green Day: 9/16/04: American idiot premier2

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Billie Joe Armstrong performing American Idiot for the first time on September 16th, 2004 in Hollywood, California.

Green Day: 9/16/04: American idiot premier

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Billie Joe Armstrong performing American Idiot for the first time on September 16th, 2004 in Hollywood, California.

Green Day: 1/5/05: Daily Download fuse

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Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool of Green Day stop by Fuse's Daily Download on January 5th, 2005 in New York City.

Green Day: 2/13/05: Grammy

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Green Day's American Idiot wins the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album on February 13th, 2005.

Green Day: 8/28/05: miami performance

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Green Day onstage at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, on August 28th, 2005.

Green Day: 10/6/05: perform in las vegas

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Green Day perform at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 6th, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Green Day: 9/25/06: With U2

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Billie Joe Armstrong, Bono and the Edge during a pre-game concert inside the Louisiana Superdome on September 25th, 2006 in New Orleans.

Green Day: 2/8/09: Greenday grammy

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Tré Cool, Mike Dirnt and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day backstage at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8th, 2009 in Los Angeles.

Green Day 4/14/09: 8

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performs on April 14th, 2009 in Oakland, California as the band premieres their latest album, 21st Century Breakdown.

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Mike Dirnt and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day snuggle during the final soundcheck for their American Idiot Broadway show in New York City on March 23rd, 2010.



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Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day attend the Broadway opening of American Idiot at the St. James Theatre in New York City on April 20th, 2010.

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Green Day perform as their alter-ego band Foxboro Hot Tubs at Bowery Electric in New York City, April 25th, 2010.

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Billie Joe Armstrong performs during his final performance as St. Jimmy at the closing night of Green Day's American Idiot in New York City on April 24th, 2011.

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Green Day pose with Duff McKagan, Steven Adler, Slash and Matt Sorum at the 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14th, 2012.  

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Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs as the band plays an intimate club gig at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, England on August 23rd, 2012. 

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Billie Joe Armstrong smashes his guitar during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 21st, 2012.  

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