Green Day Biography (Wikipedia)
Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of the group's 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 shipped over 10 million copies in the U.S. Green Day was widely credited, alongside fellow California punk bands Sublime, Bad Religion, The Offspring, Blink-182, and Rancid, with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States.
- Jen Long on 'Green Day'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fpbq2.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fpbq2.jpg2013-08-24T14:41:00.000ZJen 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/audiovideo/popular/p01fpbqd
Jen Long on 'Green Day'
- Jen Long's Green Day Surprisehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00xvgqn.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00xvgqn.jpg2012-08-25T23:00:00.000ZJen Long joins the early risers for Reading's surprise guest Green Day.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00xvgqw
Jen Long's Green Day Surprise
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