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Green Day first became a band in 1987 . It wasn't called "Green Day" yet though, it was called Sweet Children. Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt formed it. In 1989 adding drummer Al Sobrante and changing the name to Green Day, that same year they independently released their first EP called "1000 Hours". Soon signed a contract with Reprise Records, (a division of Warner) and released their first album, then replaced drummer Al Sobrante, who quit the band for college, with Tre' Cool. Who is still with the band.
Green Day became a band in the mid' 80's and it was started by Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt (not dimt)
Since the pop punk explosion heralded by super-band Nirvana, few bands have had the success and influence that Green Day have had.
With the 1994 major label release of their album Dookie, Green Day has brought the late 1970s pop-punk sound to a new generation of teens. Their music is frenetic with the three cord energy and style of post-punk pop and they have opened the door for countless other pop-punk, ska-rock and skater metal bands who have followed their lead.
Green Day hails from the San Francisco Bay Area - Berkeley to be exact - home of a thriving post-punk underground subculture. Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, vocals) and longtime friend Mike Dirnt (orig. Mike Pritchard) began playing music together at the age of 14 and formed the band Sweet Children. In 1989 the duo, renamed Green Day, added drummer John Kiffmeyer and independently released their own EP, 1,000 Hours.
The California hardcore punk scene embraced the EP and the band soon signed with local indie label Lookout. Green Day's first full-length album, 39/Smooth, was released later that year. Some time after this release the band replaced Kiffmeyer with their current drummer, Tre Cool (orig. Frank Edward Wright III). The band moved into the '90s, amassing more fans as time rolled on. Their big break came with the release of their second album, Kerplunk, which attracted major label attention. This led to a record contract with Reprise. In the spring of 1994, Green Day released its major label debut, Dookie, which drew the attention and support of MTV. The heavy rotation of the video for the song "Longview" catapulted the band into the alternative mainstream.
Their ascent continued into the summer of '94, as the single "Basket Case" spent five weeks at the top of the modern rock charts. During Woodstock '94 the band stole
Green Day formed as a band in early 1987, though they were originally called Sweet Children.
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Green Day's Forming i don't know the exact date, but I do know they formed in 1987 when both Billie Joe Armstong and Mike Dirnt were fourteen years old, carrying… the band title Sweet Children. They were a two person band.
it all started when Billy joe Armstrong (the lead singer) was in jail for singing very badly in public and he met up with the jersey brothers and they loved singing but then o…ne of the jersey brothers wanted to have a go at singing punk rock,pop punk and alternative rock and Billy was really good and decided to come up with a band he also called it Green day as he lived in green land when he was younger.................................ps i lov me frends there fully sick i also now a kid named bailey b p.s i rok elmos soks
It is a matter of opinion. If you like punk rock, then you'll probably think they are good. If not, then you probably won't think they are good.
Yes, the members of Green Day much in to drugs but not illegal drugs, as shown in many lyrics of their songs. It is unclear as to whether or not all members of the band do dru…gs now. However, Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day's lead vocalist, claims that he stopped abusing drugs after his first son was born. _______________________________________________________________________
They're good because they're doing things that many other bands are. Aside from stage presence green day has ben on top for nearly 25 years because they have fun and meaningfu…l words and music that connects to people. They used to be pretty good but their new stuff is very different from there old stuff, but some people like it
Well, that question made absolutely no sense, but I think you meant, "What bands does Green Day like?" Well, I know that Billie Joe Armstrong's "idols" is The Who. In case you… don't know who The Who is it's the band that played for the Super Bowl.
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No. Green Day is an American band. They are from Oakland, CA.
No, Green Day is not a Christian band. The band members aren't fond of Christianity, and some of their lyrics are lyrics that Christians wouldn't listen to.
yeah they all died.... -_- why would u ask that?
Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool