Green Day appears at #14 out of 65 in Billboard's Photos of the Year Slideshow. The picture description reads:
"Fans raise their hands for Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day at the band's July 13 tour stop in Chicago."
Green Day was also mentioned in Associated Content's Top 10 Alternative Songs of 2009. "21 Guns" places at #9 on the list, with the following commentary:
"While they can hardly be considered anything less than "Biggest Punk/Pop-punk Band in the Universe" these days, it doesn't change the fact that Green Day puts out a good album. This track, from their latest album, "21st Century Breakdown," just feels epic; something that very little punk does well."
Top 10 Alternative Songs of 2009 - associatedcontent.com