Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten commented on the state of modern punk bands and blasted Green Day. "It is embarrassing, really," he said of punk bands with "spiky haircuts, trying to keep 1978 alive."
"How many bands are out there like Green Day now? I look at them, and I just have to laugh. They’re coat hangers, you know. A turgid version of something that doesn’t actually belong to them.”