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- Green Day - Reading Festival highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fnw97.jpg2013-09-22T11:00:00ZHighlights of Green Day's Mains stage set at Reading Festival 2013http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/084308bd-1654-436f-ba03-df6697104e19?clipfocus=p01h420qSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
Green Day - Reading Festival highlights
- Jen Long on 'Green Day'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fpbq2.jpg2013-08-24T14:41:00ZJen Longs looks at the background to this year's appearance of the band at the Reading Festival. Described memorably as the "Best Band on the Planet' by Kerrang.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/084308bd-1654-436f-ba03-df6697104e19?clipfocus=p01fpbqdSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Jen Long on 'Green Day'
- Mike from Green Day joins Zane on the phonehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cl5vl.jpg2012-10-08T23:00:32ZGreen Day's bassist Mike Dirnt speaks to Zane Lowe on the phone.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/084308bd-1654-436f-ba03-df6697104e19?clipfocus=p00zjvpsSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Mike from Green Day joins Zane on the phone
- Jen Long's Green Day Surprisehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00xvgqn.jpg2012-08-25T23:00:00ZJen Long joins the early risers for Reading's surprise guest Green Day.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/084308bd-1654-436f-ba03-df6697104e19?clipfocus=p00xvgqwSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Jen Long's Green Day Surprise
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Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of their career, the band has been a trio with drummer Tré Cool, who replaced former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990 prior to the recording of the band's second studio album, Kerplunk (1992). In 2012, guitarist Jason White became a full-time member after having performed with the band as a session and touring member since 1999.
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, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. Green Day was widely credited, alongside fellow California punk bands Sublime, Bad Religion, The Offspring and Rancid, with popularising and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States.