Green Day

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Green Day

Green Day was born when childhood friends Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, vocals) and Mike Dirnt (bass; born Mike Pritchard) formed their first band, Sweet Children, in Rodeo, California when they were 14 years old. By 1989, the group had added drummer Al Sobrante and changed their name to Green Day. That year, the band independently released their first EP, "1,000 Hours," which was well-received in the punk scene.
Soon, the group had signed a contract with the local independent label, Lookout! Records. "39/Smooth," Green Day's first album, was released later that year. Shortly after its release, the band replaced Kiftmeyer with Tre Cool (born Frank Edwin Wright, III); Tre Cool became the ...

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Soundwave 2014 Lineup Information - Headliner Green Day Not Playing Sideshows

23 August 2013 0 comments

With the Soundwave 2014 lineup drop this afternoon, punters have now started to evaluate whether...

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Opens Up About His Drug Addiction And Onstage Meltdown

28 February 2013 0 comments

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has finally opened up about the substance abuse issues that saw...

Billie Joe Armstrong Pokes Fun At Himself In Deleted Film Clip

29 December 2012 0 comments

Troubled Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has a bizarre dream to record an album of...

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