Watch Green Day Rock Out 'Bang Bang' at the 2016 MTV EMAs

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Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs on stage at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2016 on Nov. 6, 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  

Green Day didn’t win the Best Live EMA, but the California band was still ready to bring its live show to the EMA audience. Billie Joe Armstrong and friends rocked out “Bang Bang,” brining their latest lead single to life and proving that rock music isn’t gone from the award show scene just yet.

Introduced by host Bebe Rexha as the “biggest punk band in the world,” Green Day had some lofty expectations to live up to. But Green Day is used to gigs like the EMAs, and the trio made this performance count. The highlight from their new album Revolution Radio isn’t complex, but it’s the sort of fiery track that demands on-point appearances from all musicians on hand. Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt traded off impassioned vocal takes and powerhouse guitar lines, while drummer Tré Cool provided the driving percussion. 

In the end, Green Day came out winning. Worldwide fans can catch more of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers when they tour behind Revolution Radio in 2017. For more, check out Billboard’s review of Green Day’s live shows behind Revolution Radio.