Green Day Gets 'Best Band on Planet' Award

Green Day (search) was named the best band on the planet and best live act at the Kerrang! music awards (search).

Green Day — which has had several notable singles, including "When I Come Around" and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" — took top honors at the annual event, held Thursday at The Brewery in east London.

Marilyn Manson (search) took home the annual Icon Award for "a notoriety that has spread all over the globe."

Iron Maiden (search) was inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame, while Killing Joke received the lifetime achievement award.

First published in 1981, Britain-based Kerrang! magazine (search) has covered the hard-rock end of the music spectrum ever since.