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Green Day

Green Day


Famous as :

Punk rock band

Birth Date :


Birth Place :

Berkeley, California, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Dookie" (1994)


American punk rock band Green Day story started out in Rodeo, California, when 14-year-old childhood friends Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt formed their first band Sweet Children. In the newly-born band Joe was on lead vocals and guitar, whereas Mike on bass and backing vocals. By 1989, the group recruited drummer John Kiftmeyer and changed their name to Green Day after one of their songs. The original named Green Day was actually a bay area term for a day that you would just sit around and smoke pot the whole day.

In the same year the band independently released their first EP "1,000 Hours" which was well received in the punk scene. Soon afterward in 1990 the band signed a contract with independent label Lookout! Records, which was run by Larry Livermore, and released their debut album "1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hour" within that year.

Latest News

Green Day, Joan Jett and More to Be Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 16, 2014 08:37:09 GMT

will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. The band led by will be honored at a ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall on April 18, 2015.

Green Day's Guitarist Jason White Is Diagnosed With Tonsil Cancer

December 09, 2014 04:27:00 GMT

Jason White, the lead guitarist of , was diagnosed with tonsil cancer, the band announced the news on its official website on Friday, December 5. According to the band, doctors concluded that the form of the cancer was "treatable."

Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

October 10, 2014 01:57:23 GMT

The nominees for the 2015 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. The list revealed on Thursday, October 9 features first-time nominees including , , , Stevie Ray Vaughan and . , who was inducted 11 years ago as a member of , is nominated for the first time for his solo work.

Green Day to Take a Break After Completing Australian Tour

December 02, 2013 03:44:00 GMT

has announced that they are going to "take a break" following their upcoming Australian tour scheduled for 2014. After touring Down Under in February and March, the punk band will take their time off as a band to focus on their other projects.

Green Day's 'Broadway Idiot' Documentary to Rock Theaters in October

August 23, 2013 09:05:21 GMT

"", the documentary which sees Billy Joe Armstrong and his bandmates finding themselves involved in the Broadway adaptation of their hit album "", is set to grace big screens starting October 11 in New York. Through a distribution partnership between FilmBuff and Abramorama, it will also extend to more screens in the U.S. and Canada and be ready on VOD a week later.

Green Day to Return Onstage at SXSW Post-Billie Joe Armstrong Rehab

February 26, 2013 04:54:20 GMT

Pop rock band has announced that they would make their South By SouthWest debut on March 15 in Austin, two weeks before their own tour. It will be their first live show since their short break following frontman 's rehab last fall, which caused them to postpone their tour dates for 2012 and early 2013.

Green Day Announce Tour Dates Following Frontman's Recovery

December 31, 2012 17:31:35 GMT

have announced that they will return to the road again following frontman 's recovery. The rock band said on Monday, December 31 that they will support their trilogy albums starting March 28 in Chicago, IL.

Green Day Demonstrate How a Cassette Tape Works in New Video 'X-Kid'

December 21, 2012 07:11:38 GMT

have released a puzzling clip for their new single "X-Kid" taken from the third trilogy set "". The video, which was basically a full demonstration of how a cassette tape works, was entirely made up of a single close-up shot of the said music medium of the past. There was no other movement in the clip, other than at the end when the cassette tape rewinds.

Green Day Stream 'Tre!' Album in Full

December 05, 2012 06:26:42 GMT

The waiting is over as finally release the last part of their trilogy set, "". The album is now available for full streaming via iHeartRadio. The news definitely comes as a pleasant surprise for eager fans who want to lay their ears on the new album, which will be dropped officially on December 11.

Green Day Continue Trilogy Set with 'Quatro!' Documentary

November 22, 2012 04:17:22 GMT

fans have another special something to look forward to as the punk group announced details of a new documentary titled "Quatro!" set for release in 2013. The documentary is an extension of the band's trilogy set, "", "", and "", and will feature behind-the-scenes footage of the creative process that resulted in the trilogy and other live clips from their shows across the U.S.

Green Day Premiere 'Stray Heart' Video From Album 'Dos!'

November 08, 2012 04:51:19 GMT

are certainly not wasting any time when it comes to promoting their newest album "". A day after launching the album on the web via streaming at Rolling Stone.com, the trio premiere the new clip for "Stray Heart" which is the first track to be taken from the second part of their trilogy set called "", "", ""

Green Day's 'Dos!' Album Premieres Online

November 07, 2012 06:06:19 GMT

They might have disappointed a lot people with their recent tour dates cancellation, but are certainly not about to leave their fans without anything to lay their ears on for the meantime. The group has just premiered their album "" over the web and has made it available for streaming via Rolling Stone.

Green Day Premiere 'The Forgotten' Music Video From 'Breaking Dawn II'

October 31, 2012 03:34:52 GMT

With the recent rehab treatments of frontman , fans will have to wait until next year to see their favorite band perform live, but they still have something to be happy about since the group just launched a music video for "The Forgotten". The song is part of "" movie soundtrack.

Green Day Call Off More Tour Dates, Move up 'Tre!' Release

October 30, 2012 01:55:10 GMT

Concerning on frontman 's rehab treatment and well-being, have decided to call off their remaining 2012 appearances and have also canceled 21 tour dates for January and February 2013. The band said rescheduled show dates would be announced soon and that previously bought tickets would be honored for the new dates.

Green Day Cancel Voodoo Fest Performance, Reveal Tracklist for 'Dos!'

October 09, 2012 08:08:03 GMT

have decided to cancel another gig following frontman Billy Joe Armstrong's on-stage antics at the iHeartRadio Fest that led him to get a treatment for substance abuse. The three-piece punk rock band have pulled themselves out of the Voodoo Music Experience, where they were supposed to become the highlight of the show.

Daryl Hannah Arrested After Protesting Against Oil Pipeline in Texas

October 05, 2012 02:31:58 GMT

might have to stay overnight in a local jail in Texas. The Elle Driver of "" movie series was detained after doing a protest against TransCanada's construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to transfer crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast for fear of air pollution.

'Breaking Dawn II' Soundtrack List Features Green Day, Ellie Goulding and More

October 05, 2012 02:20:53 GMT

With only six weeks left before "" hits theaters nationwide, Summit Entertainment unveils the tracklist for the film soundtrack. , who have just released their new record "", are among those who contribute in the album.

Ashton Kutcher Tweets He's 'Safe and Sound' After Home Invasion Prank

October 04, 2012 03:07:02 GMT

assures his fans that no harm comes his way following a prank call that informed people were held hostage in his house. The boyfriend of tweets from his work on the set of "", "Safe an sound at two and a half men."

Nicki Minaj Reveals Playful Set Video for 'The Boys'

October 04, 2012 02:28:41 GMT

Amid her reported feud with fellow "" judge , manages to drop a special treat to her fans. The Harajuku Barbie unveils a very first glimpse at her upcoming music video for "The Boys" by posting a behind-the-scene clip for the visuals on Twitter.

Mumford and Sons Score Biggest Debut of the Year, Beat Green Day and No Doubt

October 04, 2012 01:46:24 GMT

have a big debut on Billboard 200. Their second album "" easily tops the chart as it sells 600,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The number marks the biggest debut this year, surpassing 's "Believe" which sold 374,000 copies in its first week.

Green Day Premiere 'Stay the Night' Music Video Amid Vocalist's Meltdown Scandal

September 25, 2012 02:35:03 GMT

Hot on heels of headline-grabbing news that checked into rehab following his violent meltdown at the iHeart Radio Fest, the punk rock band premiere a new music video in support of their latest song "Stay the Night". The clip surfaces online one day ahead of the trio's latest album "" release date on Tuesday, September 25.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Enters Rehab After Onstage Rants

September 24, 2012 01:30:11 GMT

has checked himself into rehab after throwing expletive rants during 's live performance in Las Vegas. "Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse," the band announced in a statement.

Green Day: 'I'm Not F**king Justin Bieber'

September 22, 2012 19:10:07 GMT

It is now clear that are not a fan of . The punk rock band went all out when performing at Friday, September 21's iHeartRadio Music Festival, trashing a guitar and putting Bieber's name and profanity in the same sentence.

Artist of the Week: Green Day

September 17, 2012 06:56:11 GMT

are expecting to outdo their best-selling album "" (1994) with not just one, but three albums as a follow up to their 2009 studio installment "". The punk rock band have prepared a trilogy of albums called "", "" and "" that will all be released within five months starting September this year.

Video Premiere: Green Day's 'Nuclear Family'

September 12, 2012 05:56:31 GMT

rock the house in a music video for their song "Nuclear Family". Instead of performing in front live screaming fans like a usual performance video, and his bandmates perform for an imaginary crowd during a rehearsal session.

'Justice League' Reportedly Might Feature Lobo

September 07, 2012 06:58:32 GMT

Could Lobo end up being featured in Warner Bros. Pictures' "Justice League" project? According to Comic Book Movie, the studio is toying around the idea to bring the burly bounty hunter to the upcoming DC superhero ensemble film in addition to the likes of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern.

Video: Green Day Rock 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

September 07, 2012 06:01:11 GMT

performed at the 29th Annual MTV Video Music Awards as promised, just two days after frontman was released from hospital. They sang "Let Yourself Go", the single from their trilogy albums "", "" and "".

Green Day Unveil 'Kill the DJ' Video, Will Perform at VMAs as Scheduled

September 05, 2012 06:02:06 GMT

Amid report that was hospitalized due to illness, release a music video to promote their latest single "Kill the DJ". The punk rock band consisting of Mike Dimt and Tre Cool in addition to Armstrong first performed the dance music in front of a surprised crowd in Los Angeles' Echoplex.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Released From Hospital

September 04, 2012 17:51:24 GMT

's frontman has been released from the Italian hospital he was admitted to over the weekend. His illness remains undisclosed but published reports said he was suffering from "gastric problems".

Green Day Promote New Song Through 'Angry Birds Friends'

August 21, 2012 17:37:25 GMT

fans who also spend hours playing Angry Birds may take the band's latest news gleefully. , Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool are featured in the game's new edition, "Angry Birds Friends", to promote the first of their upcoming trilogy album.

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