Green Day Return to the Stage With Raucous, Career-Spanning Cleveland Gig

"I feel like we've been through puberty together," said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong toward the close of the band's joyous, marathon show at Cleveland's House of Blues last night. It was their first U.S. show in two years and much of the adoring throng was middle-aged guys and girls reveling in the soundtrack of their teenage years, many of whom came to the all-ages show with their kids. The band has been on a lengthy, self-imposed hiatus, devoting time to their families as well as tackling medical issues. The band, in Ohio to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, had an after party went until 3 a.m., with many family members and close friends joining the band in an emotional celebration of their 25-year career. "It's still hard to process," said Armstrong "But all I know is that I don't want to be anywhere else but here."