Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1987.
Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California.
Green Day was widely credited, alongside fellow California punk bands Sublime, Bad Religion, The Offspring and Rancid,
with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States.
In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. The musical was nominated for several
Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Scenic Design.
They are one of the world's best-selling groups of all time, having sold over 75 million albums worldwide.
East Bay, California, United States
Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock
Pinhead Gunpowder, The Network, Foxboro Hot Tubs, Blink-182
The band name is a slang term for a day spent smoking marijuana
on October 17th, 1988, at Rod's Hickory Pit in Vallejo, California
Billie Joe Armstrong -
lead vocals, guitars, piano, harmonica (1987-present)
Mike Dirnt -
bass guitar, backing vocals (1987-present)
Tré Cool -
drums, percussion, backing vocals (1990-present)
Jason White -
guitars, backing vocals (2012-present) (touring 1999-2012)
Jason Freese - keyboards, piano, saxophone, trombone, backing vocals (2004-present)
Jeff Matika - rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2009-present)
John Kiffmeyer - drums, percussion (1987-1990)
Former Touring Members
Timmy Chunks - guitars (1997-1999)
Gabrial McNair - trombone, saxophone (1999-2001)
Kurt Lohmiller - trumpet, timpani, percussion, backing vocals (1999-2004)
Mike Pelino - guitars, backing vocals (2004-2005)
Ronnie Blake - trumpet, timpani, percussion, backing vocals (2004-2005)
Green Day Quotes:
"Tré: I told my dad "Yeah I'm going to be a drummer" and he said "well you can if you can rub your stomach at the same time as you pat your head at the same time you're standing on one leg and kicking the other one out in a circle and say the pledge of allegiance". And I did all that just like bam you know?"?
"Mike: We write music for oursleves. If anyone else likes it, that's great."?
"There's nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it." (as said by Billie Joe)"?
"Tré on their first tour bus: It's, like, an ok tour bus and all, but people see book mobile on the side and come up and ask us if we have any books to sell. I mean how stupid is that....books? We don't even read.""?
"Billie-Joe: We put the 'fun' back in dysfunctional."?
Billie-Joe: I sound like an Englishman impersonating and American impesronating an American."?
Green Day Awards
Best New Band (Reader's and Critic's Choice) in Rolling Stone.
Grammy Award for
Best Alternative Music Performance (Dookie)
Hungarian Music Award
(Golden Giraffe) for Rock Album "Dookie"
MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video ("Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance)."
Grammy Award for Best Rock Album (American Idiot)
MTV Video Music
(Latin America) Award for Best Rock Artist—International
Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Music Group
MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year, Best
Group Video, Best Rock Video, Best Direction (Samuel Bayer), Best
Cinematography (Samuel Bayer), and Best Editing (Tim Royes). The video for
"American Idiot" won for Viewer's Choice
Europe Awards for Best Album and Best Rock Group.
American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Album
(American Idiot) and Favorite Alternative Artist
MuchMusic Video Award for Peoples Choice: Favorite International Group
Grammy Award for Record of the Year ("Boulevard Of
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
for Favorite Music Group and Favorite Song ("Wake Me Up When September
Brit Awards for Best International Group and Best International Album (American Idiot).
Asia Award for Favorite Rock Act