Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz Says Green Day’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Feels like an Achievement for All Punk Bands

Pamela Littky; BBGunPRGreen Day will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this Saturday, and Fall Out Boy will be on hand to perform the induction honors. The Chicago band draws a great deal of influence from the Bay Area punks, and bassist Pete Wentz feels that Green Day's induction is a win for all punk rockers.

"It's really exciting for us, 'cause I think that as punk rock bands it's cool like when one of us makes it, it's kind of like all of us [do] it seems like," Wentz tells ABC Radio. "To me, I think Green Day is definitely Rock Hall of Fame-worthy."

Green Day's debut, the 1,000 Hours EP, was released 25 years ago, meaning the band was earned induction into the Hall in their first year of eligibility. Following 1,000 Hours, Green Day released two albums before breaking through commercially with their seminal 1994 record Dookie.

"I think about them on the iconic scale of a band like U2, and it's a cool moment to see that happen," Wentz says. "I think without Green Day putting out Dookie, like I don't know if Fall Out Boy ends up in the same place that we end up. So I think that it's really special for us personally."

Fall Out Boy isn't scheduled to perform at Saturday's induction ceremony, but they're perfectly happy just to be there.

"I would love to [perform], but I don't know if we do," Wentz says. "In 2009 we used to cover 'Basket Case' by Green Day. You can find those videos online somewhere."

"It'd be cool. I have no idea. I don't know. We're just lucky enough to be going," he laughs.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place April 18 in Cleveland, Ohio. The 2015 inductees are Green Day, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the late Stevie Ray Vaughn and his band Double TroubleThe "5" Royales, Bill Withers, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the late Lou Reed. Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, Beck, fun.'s Nate Ruess and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O are scheduled to perform. The ceremony will air on HBO May 30.

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