First off: Green Day > Guns n Roses. I don't care what anyone says.
Second: Who did people expect them to choose? They always go for popular artists who have name recognition. In fact i'm surprised they didn't do the obvious and pick a band like Avenged Sevenfold or something. Hell, for all we know Green Day could have been influenced quite a bit by GnR.
05/06 - Misery Index
07/19 - Rise Against/Killswitch Engage
08/08 - Slipknot/Lamb of God