Green Day

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Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of the band's career, they have been a trio with drummer Tré Cool, who replaced John Kiffmeyer in 1990 prior to the recording of the band's second studio album, Kerplunk (1991). Guitarist Jason White, who has been a touring member since 1999, was a member from 2012 to 2016.[1][2]

Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band's early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, their major label debut Dookie, released through Reprise Records, became a breakout success and eventually shipped over 10 million copies in the U.S.[3] Green Day is credited alongside fellow California punk bands including Sublime,[4] Bad Religion, the Offspring, and Rancid with popularizing mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States.[5][6][7]

Though Insomniac (1995), Nimrod (1997) and Warning (2000), did not match the success of Dookie, Insomniac and Nimrod reached double platinum and Warning achieved gold status.[8] Green Day's seventh album, American Idiot (2004), a rock opera, found popularity with a younger generation, selling six million copies in the U.S.[8] 21st Century Breakdown, released in 2009, and achieved the band's best chart performance.[9] It was followed by a trilogy of albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, released in September, November and December 2012 respectively.[10] Green Day's twelfth studio album, Revolution Radio, was released on October 7, 2016[2] and became their third to debut at number one on the Billboard 200.

Green Day has sold more than 85 million records worldwide.[11] The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. The musical was nominated for three Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design and Best Lighting Design, losing only the first. In the same year, VH1 ranked Green Day 91st in its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[12] The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2015, their first year of eligibility.[13]

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Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band
 
Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band is a greatest hits album by the American punk rock band Green Day, released on November 17, 2017.
Fell for You
 
Fell for You (Otis Mix) is a song by American punk rock band Green Day.
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Kat Von D + Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Team Up to Create Limited Edition Black Pencil Eyeliner
  –  January 5, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kat Von D has teamed up with long-time friend, and Green Day frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, to create the perfect black smudge pencil eyeliner for the ultimate rocker, messy, smoky eye. From shows to music ...
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong lashes out at Trump-supporting fan
  –  January 4, 2018
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has told a Donald Trump-sympathising fan to stop listening to his band’s music. Armstrong recently criticised Trump over a tweet about North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, which saw the US President brag about having a ...
Tracks From Method Man, Motorhead, Foals And Green Day Among International Cassette Store Day Exclusive Releases
  –  January 4, 2018
Are you old school about the way you like to listen to your music? If so, you'll definitely want to be a ... The Gaslight Anthem, Foals, Green Day, Beach Slang and more. "Just as on Record Store Day, we will have exclusive cassette-only releases, as ...
Rock Ramblings: No. 1 rock song of the year: Green Day’s ‘Still Breathing’
  –  January 4, 2018
this undoubtedly deserves the No. 1 spot with its massive radio play and classic Green Day sound. You may argue some of these, but the charts say it! We were so happy to bring you this countdown and we can’t wait to see what rock music has in store for 2018.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong calls Trump "sick and unfit for office" following "nuclear button" tweet
  –  January 3, 2018
Armstrong hasn't been shy with his criticism of the president. A few weeks after Trump was elected, Green Day chanted "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!" while performing their single "Bang Bang" at the 2016 American Music Awards.
Green Day’s American Idiot role lets Pheobe unleash her inner punk
  –  December 30, 2017
Now she plays Whatsername in Green Day’s American Idiot, reprising the role which won ... roll like Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin and I loved that kind of music. But in terms of more modern rock or punk I hadn’t tackled much of that until ...
Album Review: Green Day “Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band”
  –  December 29, 2017
Green Day is different. Green Day is a household name ... On the other hand, I love new music and will accept new music any way I can get it. If you’re a sucker like me who still pays money for music, is “Back in the USA” enough to blow twelve ...
From Taylor Swift To Green Day: Ten Coolest Pop Music Videos Of 2017
  –  December 24, 2017
These days it's difficult to get away with a music video that's all singing, all dancing with wind machines. It's becoming more and more popular to go for a more conceptual piece; like a mini cinematic montage to rival Hollywood. Indeed, these artists have ...

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