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Green Day brought punk rock crashing into the mainstream, after nearly two decades spent exiled to the fringes of the very pop culture establishment it was meant to disrupt and destroy. Indeed, one could safely say that the punk rock intelligentsia responsible for nurturing the movement from day one has never forgiven Green Day for this crime. But, for Green Day, which was formed in 1986, near Oakland, California by vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt (later joined by drummer Tre Cool), their fundamental dream of playing music was never that complicated or calculated. By the turn of the decade they’d signed with independent Lookout! Records and proceeded to released a spate of albums and EPs which slowly grew their following and led to a major deal with Reprise for the release of 1994’s breakthrough smash, ‘Dookie,’ which has since sold an estimated 20 million copies. Coming just a few months after the universal bummer of Kurt Cobain’s suicide, Green Day’s comparatively upbeat power chord punk anthems connected with a slew of orphaned alternative rock kids, who obviously took the still rather negative lyrics behind hit singles like ‘Basket Case’ and ‘Longview’ with a hefty grain of salt. This formula continued to serve Green Day well over subsequent, multi-million sellers like ‘Insomniac’ (1995), ‘Nimrod’ (1997) and ‘Warning’ (2000), but no one expected 2004’s full-fledged rock opera, ‘American Idiot,’ to rocket the group almost all the way back to the dizzy heights of ‘Dookie.’ With its 15 million copies sold thus far, the album even spawned a Broadway production and, more recently, appears to be bound for a major motion picture. Meanwhile, 2009’s similarly ambitious ‘21st Century Breakdown’ brought the band back down to earth, somewhat; and a few years later, leader Billie Joe would land in rehab after a baffling on-stage meltdown — possibly explained by the stress of preparing 2012’s three-album extravaganza ‘¡Uno!,’ ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tré!’ — a bona fide pop punk trilogy that in many ways served to celebrate Green Day’s amazing career and consistent success.

Selected Discography: ‘Dookie’ (1994), ‘Insomniac’ (1995), ’American idiot’ (2004) Related Artists: Pinhead Gunpowder, The Frustrators, The Network, Rancid, Further Reading: Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong On Rock Hall Induction + 2015 Plans, Top 10 Hard Rock Smackdowns Read More: Green Day News

Green Day Jam Together for the First Time in a Year

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GreenDay.com

For the first time in a year, Green Day got together for a jam session, and to celebrate the occasion the band posted a picture of the gathering on their Instagram account.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Opening Up Guitar Shop in Oakland

Billie Joe Armstrong
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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is one of the backers of the new Broken Guitars store opening next month in Oakland.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Lands Role in Upcoming Movie ‘Like Sunday, Like Rain’

Billie Joe Armstrong
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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Amstrong continues his ventures into film, appearing in the upcoming film 'Like Sunday, Like Rain.'

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong on Rock Hall Induction + 2015 Plans

Green Day Billie Joe Armstrong
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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong reacts to being chosen for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and dishes about the band's 2015 plans.

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Green Day, Lou Reed + Joan Jett Among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

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GreenDay.com

A big congratulations to Green Day, who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed and others.

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Green Day Guitarist Jason White Battling Tonsil Cancer

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Green Day have revealed that their guitarist Jason White is battling tonsil cancer.

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Billie Joe Armstrong Teases 2015 Green Day Happenings

Green Day Billie Joe Armstrong
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Billie Joe Armstrong used some hardware store items to share his desire for a 2015 Green Day return.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Lands Role in Upcoming Film ‘Geezer’

Green Day Billie Joe Armstrong
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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong will appear in and contribute music to the upcoming film 'Geezer.'

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Green Day Drummer Tre Cool Gets Married

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Congrats are in order to Green Day drummer Tre Cool, who got married on Saturday (Oct. 11).

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Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Joan Jett + More Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Green Day / Nine Inch Nails / Joan Jett
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Amongst the nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction are Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

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