Fall Out Boy have been announced by the Cleveland Rock and Roll Museum and Hall Of Fame to induct Green Day into the legendary Hall Of Fame next month. You can read statements from Pete Wentz and Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day) below, and an old cover of Green Day by Fall Out Boy.
“I think to me it was more of this idea that rock’n’roll is an attitude, it’s a counter-culture, and when we lose sight of that it’s unfortunate because we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for certain rock’n’roll bands, and certain rock’n’roll moments. For me it was [Green Day’s] Dookie. That was a really important record for me to understand that you can do this thing the way you want to do it. We each have those. If anything I hope that’s what this record is for a lot of people. You can put it on and you feel like this is something you could do, and that you could relate to, and it’s OK to be a little different and strange.”
– Pete Wentz, 4/5/13
“For me, rock & roll is not an outdated term. To me, it means freedom. It was a way for me to express myself and I’m eternally grateful for the fact that I’ve been able to do that pretty much my whole life. It’s never lost that meaning for me, whether I’m a fan myself or for Green Day fans. It’s just the most liberating thing in the world. The fact that we’re getting recognized for it in the company we have, it’s just an incredible feeling.”
– Billie Joe Armstrong, 12/16/14