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Green Day is an American punk trio formed in 1987. The East Bay is a subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States and comprises Alameda and Contra Costa Counties California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop punk (also known as punk pop and other names is a Fusion genre that combines elements of Punk rock with Pop music, to varying Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Lookout! Records is an Independent record label based in Berkeley California. Reprise Records is an American Record label, founded in 1960 by Frank Sinatra, which is owned by Warner Music Group, and operated Pinhead Gunpowder is an East Bay / California Punk rock band consisting of Aaron Cometbus ( drums, Lyrics) Bill Schneider The Frustrators is a punk rock band with Jason Chandler (lead vocals Terry Linehan (guitar vocals Art Tedeschi (drums and Mike Dirnt (bass vocals The Network is a six-piece New Wave band. They released their debut Album Money Money 2020 on Billie Joe Armstrong The Foxboro Hot Tubs is an American Rock n' roll band The group made its debut in December 2007 with three songs on their website Billie Joe Armstrong (born February 17 1972 in Oakland, California) is the lead vocalist, main Lyricist, Pianist and Mike Dirnt (born Michael Ryan Pritchard on May 4 1972 in Berkeley California) is the bassist and backing vocalist for the American Punk rock Tré Cool (born Frank Edwin Wright III, December 9 1972, in Frankfurt, Germany) is the Drummer of the Punk rock John Kiffmeyer (also known as Al Sobrante) was the original Drummer for the punk band Green Day. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  The band has consisted of Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass guitar, vocals), and Tré Cool (drums, percussion) for the majority of its existence. Billie Joe Armstrong (born February 17 1972 in Oakland, California) is the lead vocalist, main Lyricist, Pianist and The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles Mike Dirnt (born Michael Ryan Pritchard on May 4 1972 in Berkeley California) is the bassist and backing vocalist for the American Punk rock The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the A backing vocalist or backing singer (or especially in the US Tré Cool (born Frank Edwin Wright III, December 9 1972, in Frankfurt, Germany) is the Drummer of the Punk rock A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells
Green Day was originally part of the punk rock scene at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California. The 924 Gilman Street project alternately the Alternative Music Foundation, is the Berkeley California street address and Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, in the United States. Its early releases for independent record label Lookout! Records earned them a grassroots fanbase, some of whom felt alienated when the band signed to a major label. An independent record label (or indie record label) is a Record label operating without the funding of or outside the organizations of the Major record labels Lookout! Records is an Independent record label based in Berkeley California.  Nevertheless, its major label debut Dookie (1994) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. alone, and 15 million copies sold worldwide. Dookie is the third studio album and the Major label debut by American Punk rock band Green Day. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  As a result, Green Day was widely credited, alongside fellow California punk bands The Offspring and Rancid, with reviving mainstream interest in and popularizing punk rock in the United States. The California punk scene is a regional Punk music scene that started in the late 1970s and still exists today The Offspring (sometimes referred to simply as Offspring) are a popular and influential American Rancid is a punk band formed in 1991 in Albany California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong.  Green Day's three follow-up albums, Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning did not achieve the massive success of Dookie, but they were still successful, reaching double platinum and gold status respectively. Insomniac is the fourth Studio album from the Punk rock band Green Day. Nimrod is the fifth album by the Punk rock band Green Day, released on October 14, 1997 on Reprise Records Warning is the sixth full length album by Green Day, released in 2000  Green Day's 2004 rock opera American Idiot reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation, selling five million copies in the U. Rock operas, Concept albums Song cycles and Oratorios all differ from a conventional rock album which usually includes songs that are unrelated to each American Idiot (also known as Green Day presents American Idiot is the seventh studio album by American Punk rock band Green Day, released on September S. 
The band has sold over 65 million records worldwide, including 22 million in the United States alone. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  They also have three Grammy Awards, Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, and Record of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams". The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album has been awarded since 1991 The Grammy Award for Best Rock Album has been awarded since 1995. The Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually " Boulevard of Broken Dreams " is a song by American rock band Green Day, from their seventh studio album American Idiot
In 1987, 14 year old friends Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt formed a band called Sweet Children. The first Sweet Children show took place on October 17, 1987, at Rod's Hickory Pit in Vallejo, California where Armstrong's mother was working. Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Vallejo (vəˈleɪoʊ or /vəˈleɪhoʊ/ in English /baˈjeho/ in the original Spanish) is the largest city in Solano County  In 1988, Armstrong and Dirnt began working with former Isocracy drummer, John Kiffmeyer (also known as Al Sobrante). Isocracy was a Punk rock band from the United States Berkeley -area formed in 1986 John Kiffmeyer (also known as Al Sobrante) was the original Drummer for the punk band Green Day. Kiffmeyer served as both the bands drummer and business manager, handling the booking of shows and helping the band establish a fan base. 
Larry Livermore, owner of Lookout! Records, saw the band play an early show and signed them to his label. Larry Livermore (born 1947 is an American Musician, Record producer, and music journalist Lookout! Records is an Independent record label based in Berkeley California. In 1989 they recorded their first EP, 1,000 Hours. An extended play ( EP) is a Vinyl record, CD, or Music download which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify Before 1,000 Hours was released, the band dropped the name Sweet Children, according to Livermore this was done in order to avoid confusion with another local band Sweet Baby. Sweet Baby (also known as Sweetbabyjesus) was a Pop punk band that originated from Berkeley California, and was part of the 924 Gilman Street  The band adopted the name Green Day, allegedly due to their fondness of marijuana. Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a 
Lookout! would release Green Day's first LP, 39/Smooth in early 1990. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public 39/Smooth was initially released as the debut album by Green Day in 1990 on Lookout! Records on vinyl (including limited quantities Green Day would record two EPs later that year: Slappy and Sweet Children, the latter of which included some older songs they had recorded for Minneapolis indie label Skene! Records. Slappy is the second EP by Green Day, and was released on Lookout! Records in the summer of 1990 on seven-inch vinyl Sweet Children is the third EP released by Punk rock band Green Day. In 1991, Lookout! Records released 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours, a compilation of the 39/Smooth, Slappy, and 1,000 Hours EPs. 39/Smooth was initially released as the debut album by Green Day in 1990 on Lookout! Records on vinyl (including limited quantities Slappy is the second EP by Green Day, and was released on Lookout! Records in the summer of 1990 on seven-inch vinyl In late 1990, shortly after the band's first nationwide tour, Sobrante left the East Bay area to attend college.  The Lookouts drummer Tré Cool began filling in as a temporary replacement, and when it became clear that Sobrante did not plan on committing to the band full time, Tré Cool's position as Green Day's drummer became permanent. The Lookouts were an American Punk rock band that existed from 1985 to 1990 on Iron Peak, a remote rural mountain community outside of Laytonville The band went on tour for most of 1992 and 1993, and played a stretch of shows overseas in Europe. Its second full length album Kerplunk sold about 50,000 copies in the U. Kerplunk (also known as Kerplunk!) is the second full-length album by Punk rock band Green Day. S. , which was considered quite a large amount for the independent punk scene in 1992.
Kerplunk's underground success led to a wave of interest coming from major record labels, and eventually they left Lookout! on friendly terms and signed with Reprise Records after attracting the attention of producer Rob Cavallo. Reprise Records is an American Record label, founded in 1960 by Frank Sinatra, which is owned by Warner Music Group, and operated Rob Cavallo is a Record producer who has produced many Albums He is currently a senior VP at Reprise Records. Signing to Reprise caused many punk rock fans to regard Green Day as sellouts. "Sold Out" redirects here For other uses see Sold Out (disambiguation or Selling Out (disambiguation.  After signing with Reprise, the band went to work on recording its major label debut, Dookie. Dookie is the third studio album and the Major label debut by American Punk rock band Green Day.
Released in February of 1994, and recorded in 3 weeks, Dookie became a commercial success, helped by extensive MTV airplay for the videos of the songs "Longview", "Basket Case", and "When I Come Around", all of which reached the number one position on the Modern Rock Tracks charts. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. " Longview " is the first major-label single released by Punk band Green Day, from their hit 1994 album Dookie. " Basket Case " is a song by Green Day from its third album Dookie. " When I Come Around " is a single from Green Day 's album Dookie from 1994 Hot Modern Rock Tracks (originally called Modern Rock Tracks) is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in ''Billboard'' magazine since September That year, Green Day embarked on a nationwide tour with queercore band Pansy Division as its opening act. Queercore is a cultural and social movement that began in the mid-1980s as an offshoot of punk. Pansy Division is an American rock / punk band that formed in San Francisco, California in 1991 The band also joined the lineups of both the Lollapalooza festival and Woodstock 1994, where they started an infamous mud fight. Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring Alternative rock, hip hop, and Punk rock bands Dance and Comedy performances Woodstock '94 was a Music festival organized in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival of 1969. During the concert, a security guard mistook bassist Mike Dirnt for a stage-invading fan and punched out some of his teeth. Mike Dirnt (born Michael Ryan Pritchard on May 4 1972 in Berkeley California) is the bassist and backing vocalist for the American Punk rock Viewed by millions via pay-per-view television, the Woodstock 1994 performance further aided Green Day's growing publicity and recognition, and helped push its album to eventual diamond status. Pay-per-view (often abbreviated PPV) is the system in which Television viewers can purchase events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of Albums and singles sold through retail and In 1995, Dookie won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album and the band was nominated for 9 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album has been awarded since 1991 
In 1995, a new single for the Angus soundtrack was released, titled "J.A.R.". Angus is a 1995 Comedy-drama film directed by Patrick Read Johnson and written by Jill Gordon " JAR " is a song by American Punk rock band Green Day. The single went straight to number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Hot Modern Rock Tracks (originally called Modern Rock Tracks) is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in ''Billboard'' magazine since September The song was followed by the band's new album, Insomniac, which was released in the fall of 1995. Insomniac is the fourth Studio album from the Punk rock band Green Day. Insomniac was a much darker response by the band, compared to the poppier, more melodic Dookie.  Insomniac opened to a warm critical reception, earning 4 out of 5 stars from Rolling Stone Magazine, which said "In punk, the good stuff actually unfolds and gains meaning as you listen without sacrificing any of its electric, haywire immediacy. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published And Green Day are as good as this stuff gets. " Insomniac used a piece of art by Winston Smith entitled God Told Me to Skin You Alive for its album cover. See also Winston Smith (disambiguation. Winston Smith (born May 27, 1952) is an Artist who primarily uses God Told Me to Skin You Alive is a work of art by Winston Smith. The singles released from Insomniac were "Geek Stink Breath", "Brain Stew/Jaded", "Walking Contradiction", and "Stuck With Me". " Geek Stink Breath " is a song and single by the California-based punk trio Green Day. " Brain Stew "/" Jaded " are the third and fourth singles from Green Day 's 1995 album Insomniac released in " Walking Contradiction " is the fourth and final single taken from Green Day 's fourth album Insomniac. " Stuck with Me " is the second single from Green Day 's fourth Album, Insomniac. Though the album did not approach the success of Dookie, it still sold two million copies in the United States.  Insomniac won the band award nominations for Favorite Artist, Favorite Hard Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist at the 1996 American Music Awards, and the video for "Walking Contradiction" got the band a Grammy nomination for Best Video, Short Form, in addition to a Best Special Effects nomination at the MTV Video Music Awards. The American Music Awards show is one of several annual major American music awards shows (among the others are the Billboard Music Awards the Grammy Awards  After that, the band abruptly cancelled a European tour, citing exhaustion. 
After taking a break in 1996, Green Day began to work on a new album in 1997. From the outset, both the band and Cavallo agreed that the album had to be different from its previous records.  The result was Nimrod, an experimental deviation from the band's standard pop-punk brand of music. Nimrod is the fifth album by the Punk rock band Green Day, released on October 14, 1997 on Reprise Records The new album was released in October 1997. It provided a variety of music, from pop-punk, surf rock, and ska, to an acoustic ballad. Surf rock is a style of music that originated in the USA that mixes elements of Surf music and Rock music, and partially due to the number of Mexican Ska ( pronounced /ska/ or in Jamaican Patois /skja/ is a Music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and which was the precursor Nimrod entered the charts at number 10. The success of "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" won the band an MTV Video Award for Best Alternative Video for the song's video, which depicted people undergoing major changes in their lives while Billie Joe Armstrong strummed his acoustic guitar.  The song was also used in the second "clip show" episode of Seinfeld and on two episodes of ER. Seinfeld is an American Situation comedy, or sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5 1989 to May 14 1998 lasting nine seasons ER is an Emmy Award -winning American Medical drama series created by Novelist Michael Crichton and airing on The other singles released from Nimrod were "Nice Guys Finish Last", "Hitchin' a Ride" and "Redundant". This article discusses the Green Day album For the phrase itself see Nice guy "Nice Guys Finish Last" is a song by Green Day " Hitchin' a Ride " is a song by Green Day, the first single released from their album Nimrod in 1997. " Redundant " is a single by Green Day and the fourth track from their album Nimrod.
In 2000, Green Day released Warning, a step further in the style that they had hinted at with Nimrod. Warning is the sixth full length album by Green Day, released in 2000 Critics' reviews of the album were varied.  All Music Guide gave it 4. allmusic (previously All Music Guide) is a Metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. 5/5 saying "Warning may not be an innovative record per se, but it's tremendously satisfying. " Rolling Stone magazine was more critical, giving it 3/5, and saying "Warning. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published . . invites the question: Who wants to listen to songs of faith, hope and social commentary from what used to be snot-core's biggest-selling band?" Though it produced the hit "Minority" and a smaller hit with "Warning", some observers were coming to the conclusion that the band was losing relevance, and a decline in popularity followed. " Minority " is a song by Green Day, released as the first single from their album Warning. " Warning " is a single from and the Title track of Green Day 's 2000 album Warning. While all of Green Day's past albums had reached a status of at least double platinum, Warning was only certified gold.
At the 2001 California Music Awards, Green Day won all eight awards that they were nominated for. They won the awards for Outstanding Album (Warning), Outstanding Punk Rock/Ska Album (Warning), Outstanding Group, Outstanding Male Vocalist, Outstanding Bassist, Outstanding Drummer, Outstanding Songwriter and Outstanding Artist. 
The release of a Greatest Hits compilation, International Superhits!, and an assemblage of B-sides, Shenanigans, followed Warning. International Superhits! is a Greatest hits album by Green Day. Shenanigans is a Compilation album of Green Day, released in 2002 International Superhits and its companion collection of music videos, International Supervideos!, sold reasonably well, going platinum in the U.S. Shenanigans contained some of the band's b-sides, including "Espionage" which was featured in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. International Supervideos! is a name of a DVD by Green Day, a companion to the International Superhits! greatest hits CD The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me is the second film in the Austin Powers series, released in 1999. The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1980.
In the spring of 2002, Green Day co-headlined the Pop Disaster Tour with Blink-182. The Pop Disaster Tour was a two-month 2002 Concert tour that was co-headlined Pop-punk bands Blink-182 and Green Day. Blink-182 was an American Pop Despite the co-headlining title, Green Day would play each show before Blink-182, who at the time were experiencing more success. The tour was documented on the DVD Riding In Vans With Boys. Riding in Vans with Boys is a 2003 Documentary film directed by Matthew Beauchesne describing the experiences of the band Kut U Up, a relatively
In the summer of 2003 the band went into a studio to write and record new material for a new album, tentatively titled Cigarettes and Valentines. Cigarettes and Valentines was supposed to be the studio album from Punk rock band Green Day following 2000's Warning.  After completing 20 tracks, the master tapes were stolen from the studio. A master recording is an original Recording, from which copies may be made The band, understandably upset, chose not to try to re-create the stolen album, but instead started over with a vow to be even better than before. In this same year, Green Day collaborated with Iggy Pop on two tracks for his album Skull Ring. James Newell Osterberg Jr (born April 21, 1947) better known by his Stage name Iggy Pop, is an American rock singer Songwriter Skull Ring is a 2003 album by Iggy Pop with backing collaborations by bands including The Stooges, The Trolls, Green Day And they underwent serious "band therapy," engaging in several long talks to work out the members' differences after accusations from Dirnt and Cool that Armstrong was "the band's Nazi" and a show-off bent on taking the limelight from the other band members.
The resulting 2004 album, American Idiot, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts, the band's first ever album to top the chart, backed by the success of the album's first single, "American Idiot. American Idiot (also known as Green Day presents American Idiot is the seventh studio album by American Punk rock band Green Day, released on September See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry " The album was billed as a "punk rock opera" which follows the journey of the fictitious "Jesus of Suburbia". Rock operas, Concept albums Song cycles and Oratorios all differ from a conventional rock album which usually includes songs that are unrelated to each " Jesus of Suburbia " was the fifth and final single to be released from Green Day 's seventh studio album American Idiot.  American Idiot won the 2005 Grammy for "Best Rock Album" and the band swept the 2005 MTV music awards, winning a total of seven of the eight awards they were nominated for, including the coveted Viewer's Choice Award. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 
Through 2005, the band toured in support of the album with about 150 dates — the longest tour in its career — visiting Japan, Australia, South America and the UK, where they drew a crowd of 130,000 people over a span of two days. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located While touring for American Idiot, they filmed and recorded the two concerts at the Milton Keynes National Bowl in England, which was voted 'The Best Show On Earth' in a Kerrang! Magazine Poll. Milton Keynes ( ˌmɪltənˈkiːnz often abbreviated to MK, is a large town The National Bowl is a 65000 capacity entertainment venue in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. Kerrang! is a weekly rock Magazine published by Bauer Consumer Media in the United Kingdom.
These recordings were released as a live CD and DVD called Bullet in a Bible on November 15, 2005. Bullet in a Bible is a live CD, DVD and UMD release by Green Day, which was issued on November 15 2005. Events 655 - Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This CD/DVD featured hits from American Idiot as well as a few songs from all its previous albums, except "Kerplunk" and "1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours". The DVD featured behind-the-scenes footage of the band, and showed how the band prepared to put on the show. The final shows of its 2005 world tour were in Sydney, Australia, and Melbourne, Australia, on December 14 and 17 respectively. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 Events 1287 - St Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses killing over 50000 people On January 10, 2006 the band was awarded with a People's Choice Award for favorite group. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Note This article does not pertain to the People's Choice Awards presented at the British Comedy Awards show in the United Kingdom, or to an awards show
On August 1, 2005, it was announced that Green Day had rescinded the master rights to their pre-Dookie material from Lookout! Records, citing breach of contract regarding unpaid royalties that had been ongoing for some time, a complaint shared with other Lookout! bands. Events 30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Breach of contract is a Legal concept in which a Binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance  The pre-Dookie material, which remained out of print for about a year, was reissued by their current label, Reprise, on January 9, 2007. Events 475 - Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
In 2006 Green Day won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"  which spent 16 weeks at the number one position of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks, a record it shared along with Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Scar Tissue" and Staind's "It's Been Awhile," (the record has been since been beaten by Foo Fighters' 2007 hit "The Pretender" which reigned at the top spot for 18 weeks). The Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually " Boulevard of Broken Dreams " is a song by American rock band Green Day, from their seventh studio album American Idiot Red Hot Chili Peppers are " Scar Tissue " is the first single from the American Alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers' seventh studio album Californication Staind is an American Hard rock group from Springfield, Massachusetts, including lead singer/guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist "It's Been Awhile" is the lead single off the album Break the Cycle by the Alternative metal band Staind. Foo Fighters is an American Alternative rock and Post-grunge band formed by singer/guitarist Dave Grohl in 1995 " The Pretender " is the first single from the Foo Fighters ' 2007 album Echoes Silence Patience & Grace.
In an interview with Kerrang!, Billie Joe revealed that 2008 would "be a fair estimate of the release date of their new "Untitled 8th Studio Album". Kerrang! is a weekly rock Magazine published by Bauer Consumer Media in the United Kingdom. " In October 2007, Billie Joe announced more on this new album, saying he had been writing new material on the piano, and had around 45 songs. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers He stated he wanted the new music to dig into what he's feeling at the moment - which is middle-aged. 
Green Day's sound is often compared to first wave punk bands such as the Ramones, The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, and the Buzzcocks. The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first Punk rock group For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 The Jam were an English Mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s Buzzcocks are an English Punk rock band formed in Manchester in 1975  The majority of their song catalog is composed of distorted guitar, fast, manic drums, and low, heavy bass. Most of their songs are fast-paced and under the average song length of four minutes (4:00), yet some of their songs run on for much longer - Jesus of Suburbia is approximately nine minutes long. Billie Joe Armstrong has mentioned that some of his biggest influences are seminal alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü and The Replacements, and that their influence is particularly noted in the band's chord changes in songs. Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of For other uses see Husker Du. Hüsker Dü was an American Alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis-St The Replacements were an American Alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979  In fact, Green Day has covered Hüsker Dü's "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" as a b-side for the "Warning" single, and the character "Mr. Whirly" in their song "Misery" is a reference to the Replacements song of the same name.  Armstrong's lyrics commonly describe alienation, ("Jesus of Suburbia", "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"), hysteria ("Basket Case", "Panic Song"), girls ("She", "80"), and the effects of doing drugs ("Geek Stink Breath", "Green Day"). " Jesus of Suburbia " was the fifth and final single to be released from Green Day 's seventh studio album American Idiot. " Basket Case " is a song by Green Day from its third album Dookie. Insomniac is the fourth Studio album from the Punk rock band Green Day. " She " is a radio-only single by Green Day taken from the album Dookie. " Geek Stink Breath " is a song and single by the California-based punk trio Green Day. 39/Smooth was initially released as the debut album by Green Day in 1990 on Lookout! Records on vinyl (including limited quantities The Ramones had similar lyrical themes, like hysteria ("Anxiety", "Psycho Therapy"), alienation ("Outsider", "Something To Believe In"), girls ("I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker"), and drugs ("Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue", "Chinese Rocks"). " Sheena Is a Punk Rocker " is a song by the Punk rock group Ramones. "Chinese Rocks" or "Chinese Rock" is a song written in 1976 by New York City punk legends Dee Dee Ramone and Richard Hell Green Day has covered Ramones songs several times, including recording "Outsider" for the tribute album We're a Happy Family, and performing "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "Teenage Lobotomy" when the Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. We're a Happy Family - A Tribute to Ramones is a Tribute album by various artists as a tribute to the Ramones. " Blitzkrieg Bop " is a song by Punk rock band the Ramones. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States
Beginning with the release of Dookie, and the subsequent explosion of MTV airplay it received, Green Day has received considerable criticism from those who see the punk genre as a social movement independent of corporate sponsorship. Dookie is the third studio album and the Major label debut by American Punk rock band Green Day. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. With the release of American Idiot and the subsequent draw of many new fans, much of this criticism has been revived. American Idiot (also known as Green Day presents American Idiot is the seventh studio album by American Punk rock band Green Day, released on September
One of the more contentious issues is genre labeling. A genre (ˈʒɑːnrə also /ˈdʒɑːnrə/ from French "kind" or "sort" from Latin: genus (stem gener-) is a loose set In reaction to both the style of music and the background of the band, many fans and musicians have taken heavy objection to the usage of the term "punk" when applied to Green Day. A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a This is evidenced by the following comments issued by John Lydon (Johnny Rotten), former front man of both the 1970s punk band the Sex Pistols and the 1980s post-punk, Public Image Ltd.:
|“||So there we are fending off all that and it pisses me off that years later a wank outfit like Green Day hop in and nick all that and attach it to themselves. John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956 in London England also known as Johnny Rotten, is a British Rock musician best known as lead vocalist for the Punk The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 Post-punk was a popular musical movement in the mid to late 1970s following on the heels of the initial Punk rock explosion of the early 1970s Public Image Ltd ( PiL) were an English musical group formed in 1978 by vocalist John Lydon, Guitarist Keith Levene They didn't earn their wings to do that and if they were true punk they wouldn't look anything like they do. ||”|
Brandon Flowers of The Killers went on record in 2007 claiming that Green Day's politically driven concept album American Idiot displays "calculated Anti-Americanism. Brandon Richard Flowers (born June 21 1981 is the American Vocalist, Keyboardist and occasional Bassist of the Las Vegas -based rock The Killers are an American rock band from Las Vegas Nevada. Formed in 2002 the group consists of Brandon Flowers ( vocals, keyboards American Idiot (also known as Green Day presents American Idiot is the seventh studio album by American Punk rock band Green Day, released on September Anti-Americanism, often anti-American sentiment, is opposition or hostility to the people culture or policies of the United States. " He explained that he has problems with the album content itself and also the fact that the band's recent live DVD, Bullet in a Bible, was filmed in England. Bullet in a Bible is a live CD, DVD and UMD release by Green Day, which was issued on November 15 2005. The taping of the concert, featured on Bullet in a Bible, shows thousands of Europeans singing along to "American Idiot. The European peoples are the various Nations and Ethnic groups of Europe. " Stating that he felt Green Day's DVD is a bit of a stunt, he said, "I just thought it was really cheap. To go to a place like England or Germany and sing that song - those kids aren't taking it the same way that he meant it. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. And he (Billie Joe Armstrong) knew it. "
More recently, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has accused the band of ripping off his song "Wonderwall" for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams". Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991 Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967 in Manchester, England is the lead guitarist backing vocalist and occasional lead vocalist of British rock band Oasis " Boulevard of Broken Dreams " is a song by American rock band Green Day, from their seventh studio album American Idiot 
Ever since 1991, some members of the band have branched out past Green Day and have started other projects with other musicians. Ever since 1991 some members of punk band Green Day have branched out past their "main band" and have started other projects with other musicians and have released full-length Notable related projects of Green Day include Billie Joe Armstrong's Pinhead Gunpowder (which also features Green Day's live backup guitarist Jason White), The Frustrators in which Mike Dirnt plays bass, and The Network which has been speculated as having has all three members of Green Day under stage names. Pinhead Gunpowder is an East Bay / California Punk rock band consisting of Aaron Cometbus ( drums, Lyrics) Bill Schneider The Frustrators is a punk rock band with Jason Chandler (lead vocals Terry Linehan (guitar vocals Art Tedeschi (drums and Mike Dirnt (bass vocals The Network is a six-piece New Wave band. They released their debut Album Money Money 2020 on Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong has also confirmed that the main members of Green Day (Armstrong, Dirnt, and Cool) are in the band Foxboro Hot Tubs. The Foxboro Hot Tubs is an American Rock n' roll band The group made its debut in December 2007 with three songs on their website A Foxboro Hot Tubs album titled Stop, Drop and Roll is due for release on the 2008-05-20. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 325 - The First Council of Nicaea &ndash the first Ecumenical Council of the Christian Church is held 
Charity projects that the band have been involved with include the collaboration with U2 ("The Saints Are Coming") to help raise money for musical instruments lost in Hurricane Katrina, and teaming with the Natural Resources Defense Council for the "Move America Beyond Oil" campaign and other environmental concerns. " The Saints Are Coming " was the third single by the Scottish Punk rock band The Skids, featured on their 1978 debut album The Natural Resource Defense Council ( NRDC) is a New York City -based Non-profit, Non-partisan international environmental Advocacy
In September 2006, Green Day teamed up with U2 and producer Rick Rubin to record a cover of the song "The Saints Are Coming", originally recorded by The Skids, with an accompanying video. Frederick Jay "Rick" Rubin (born March 10 1963 in Lido Beach New York) is an American Record producer and is currently " The Saints Are Coming " was the third single by the Scottish Punk rock band The Skids, featured on their 1978 debut album The Skids were an Art-punk / Punk rock and new wave band from Dunfermline, Scotland, founded in 1977 by Stuart The song is to benefit Music Rising, an organization to help raise money for musicians' instruments lost during Hurricane Katrina, and to bring awareness on the eve of the one year anniversary of the disaster. Music Rising is a charity co-founded by Producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz with much support from U2 's The Edge, to help in the purchasing Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States 
In December 2006, Green Day and NRDC opened a web site in partnership to raise awareness on America's dependency on oil. The Natural Resource Defense Council ( NRDC) is a New York City -based Non-profit, Non-partisan international environmental Advocacy  (See related projects. Green Day is an American rock trio )
Green Day released a cover of the John Lennon song "Working Class Hero", that was featured on the album Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born " Working Class Hero " is a song from John Lennon 's first post- Beatles solo album 1970's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. Instant Karma The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur is a compilation album of various artists covering songs of John Lennon to benefit The band performed the song on the season finale of American Idol. American Idol, with the full title American Idol The Search for a Superstar for the first season only is an American reality-competition The song was nominated for a Grammy in 2008, but lost to The White Stripes' "Icky Thump". The White Stripes is an American Garage rock band, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. Icky Thump is the sixth studio album by American Alternative rock band The White Stripes.
That summer, the band appeared in a cameo role in The Simpsons Movie, where they perform the show's theme song. The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 American animated Comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons "The Simpsons Theme", also referred to as "The Simpsons Main Title Theme" in album releases is the theme song of the animated Television Their version was released as a single on July 24, 2007. Events 1132 - Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.