They've got a long long history behind them, and a bright future ahead. But did you know they almost didn't produce American Idiot? And did you know that one of their most popular grunge-style songs off the album Insomniac, "Brain Stew," was partially based on Billie Joe's sleepless nights with his newborn baby. Well, if you're a hardcore fan, that probably comes as no surprise.
But instead of counting down the top 10 weirdest facts about this band (because there are so many many more than 10) we're taking a quick look back at the alternative rock band that pioneered the way for alternative rock.