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Green Day is an American rock trio formed consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool.

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Green Day
From left to right: Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool Background information Origin East Bay, California, U.S. Genres Punk rock
Pop punk
Alternative rock Years active 1987-present Labels Lookout!, Skene!, Reprise, Adeline Associated acts The Lookouts, Pinhead Gunpowder, The Frustrators, The Network, Foxboro Hot Tubs Website Members Billie Joe Armstrong
Mike Dirnt
Tré Cool Former members John Kiffmeyer

Green Day is an American rock trio formed in 1987.[1] 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.

Green Day was originally part of the punk rock scene at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California. 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.[2] Nevertheless, its major label debut Dookie(1994) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. and 15 million worldwide.[3] 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.[4][5] Green Day's three follow-up albums, Insomniac, Nimrodand Warning did not achieve the massive success of Dookie, but they were still successful, reaching double platinum, double platinum, and gold status respectively.[6] Green Day's 2004 rock opera American Idiot reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation, selling five million copies in the U.S.[7] The band's eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, was released on May 15, 2009.

Green Day has sold over 22 million records in the United States.[8] They have won three Grammy Awards; Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, and Record of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams".

  • 1 Band history
    • 1.1 Formation and Lookout years: 1987-1993
    • 1.2 Breakthrough success: 1994-1996
    • 1.3 Middle era and fall in popularity: 1997-2002
    • 1.4 American Idiot and renewed success: 2003-2006
    • 1.5 Foxboro Hot Tubs and 21st Century Breakdown: 2007-present
  • 2 Musical style and influences
  • 3 Related projects
  • 4 Band members
  • 5 Discography
  • 6 Awards
  • 7 References
  • 8 Notes
  • 9 External links
// Band historyFormation and Lookout years: 1987-1993"Welcome to Paradise"

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In 1987, friends Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt, 15 years old at the time, 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.[1] In 1988, Armstrong and Dirnt began working with former Isocracy drummer, John Kiffmeyer (also known as Al Sobrante). Kiffmeyer served as both the band's drummer and business manager, handling the booking of shows and helping the band establish a fan base.[9]

Larry Livermore, owner of Lookout! Records, saw the band play an early show and signed them to his label. In 1989 they recorded their first EP, 1,000 Hours. Before 1,000 Hours was released, the band dropped the name Sweet Children, according to Livermore this was done to avoid confusion with another local band Sweet Baby.[10] The band adopted the name Green Day, allegedly due to their fondness of marijuana.[11]

Lookout! would release Green Day's first LP, 39/Smooth in early 1990. 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. In 1991, Lookout! Records released 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours, a compilation of the 39/Smooth, Slappy, and 1,000 Hours EPs. In late 1990, shortly after the band's first nationwide tour, Sobrante left the East Bay area to attend college.[9] The Lookouts drummer Tré Cool began filling in as a temporary replacement, and when it became clear that Sobrante did not plan to commit to the band full time, Tré Cool's position as Green Day's drummer became permanent. The band went on tour for most of 1992 and 1993, and played a stretch of shows overseas in Europe. The band's second full length album Kerplunk sold about 50,000 copies in the U.S.[12]

Breakthrough success: 1994-1996

Kerplunk's underground success led to a wave of interest coming from major record labels, and they eventually left Lookout! on friendly terms and signed with Reprise Records after attracting the attention of producer Rob Cavallo. Signing to Reprise caused many punk rock fans to regard Green Day as sellouts.[2] Reflecting on the period, Armstrong told Spin magazine in 1999, "I couldn't go back to the punk scene, whether we were the biggest success in the world or the biggest failure ... The only thing I could do was get on my bike and go forward."[13] After signing with Reprise, the band went to work on recording its major label debut, Dookie. "Longview"

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Released in February 1994, and recorded in 3 weeks,[14] 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. That year, Green Day embarked on a nationwide tour with queercore band Pansy Division as its opening act. At a September 9, 1994 concert at Boston Esplanade, mayhem broke-out during the band's set (cut short to seven songs) and by the end of the rampage, 100 people were injured and 45 arrested.[15] The band also joined the lineups of both the Lollapalooza festival and Woodstock 1994, where they started an infamous mud fight. During the concert, a security guard mistook bassist Mike Dirnt for a stage-invading fan and punched out some of his teeth. Viewed by millions by pay-per-view television, the Woodstock 1994 performance further aided Green Day's growing publicity and recognition,[16] and helped push its album to eventual diamond status. 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.[17]

In 1995, a new single for the Angus soundtrack was released, titled "J.A.R.". The single went straight to number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song was followed by the band's new album, Insomniac, which was released in the fall of 1995. Insomniac was a much darker and heavier response by the band, compared to the poppier, more melodic Dookie.[16] Insomniac opened to a warm critical reception, earning 4 out of 5 stars from Rolling Stone, which said "In punk, the good stuff actually unfolds and gains meaning as you listen without sacrificing any of its electric, haywire immediacy. And Green Day are as good as this stuff gets."[18] Insomniac used a piece of art by Winston Smith entitled God Told Me to Skin You Alive for its album cover. The singles released from Insomniac were "Geek Stink Breath", "Brain Stew/Jaded", "Walking Contradiction", and "Stuck With Me". Though the album did not approach the success of Dookie, it still sold two million copies in the United States.[19] 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.[20] After that, the band abruptly cancelled a European tour, citing exhaustion.[21]

Middle era and fall in popularity: 1997-2002

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.[22] The result was Nimrod, an experimental deviation from the band's standard pop-punk brand of music. 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. 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.[23] The song was also used in the second "clip show" episode of Seinfeld and on two episodes of ER. The other singles released from Nimrod were "Nice Guys Finish Last", "Hitchin' a Ride" and "Redundant". The band made a guest appearance in an episode of King of the Hill entitled "The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteberg", which aired in 1997.

In 2000, Green Day released Warning, a step further in the style that they had hinted at with Nimrod. Critics' reviews of the album were varied.[24] Allmusic gave it 4.5/5 saying "Warning may not be an innovative record per se, but it's tremendously satisfying."[25] Rolling Stone was more critical, giving it 3/5, and saying "Warning... 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?"[26] 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,[24] and a decline in popularity followed. 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.[27]

The release of a Greatest Hits compilation, International Superhits!, and an assemblage of B-sides, Shenanigans, followed Warning. 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.

In the spring of 2002, Green Day co-headlined the Pop Disaster Tour with Blink-182. 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.

American Idiot and renewed success: 2003-2006Spectators watch Green Day from the grass slopes at the National Bowl.

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.[28] After completing 20 tracks, the master tapes were stolen from the studio. The band chose not to try to re-create the stolen album, but instead started over. By the end of 2003[when?], Green Day collaborated with Iggy Pop on two tracks for his album Skull Ring. On February 1, 2004 a new song, a cover of "I Fought the Law" made its debut on a commercial for iTunes during NFL Super Bowl XXXVIII. The band 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"[29] 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." The album was billed as a "punk rock opera" which follows the journey of the fictitious "Jesus of Suburbia".[30] 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.[31]

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 United Kingdom, where they drew a crowd of 130,000 people over a span of two days. 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.

These recordings were released as a live CD and DVD called Bullet in a Bible on November 15, 2005. 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. On January 10, 2006 the band was awarded with a People's Choice Award for favorite group. Green Day live in Germany during the American Idiottour.

On August 1, 2005, Green Day announced that that it had rescinded the master rights to its pre-Dookie material from Lookout! Records, citing a continuing breach of contract regarding unpaid royalties, a complaint shared with other Lookout! bands.[32] The pre-Dookie material, which remained out of print for about a year, was reissued by the band's current label, Reprise, on January 9, 2007.[33]

In 2006, Green Day won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"[34] 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).

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." He explained that he has problems with the album content itself and the fact that the band's live DVD, Bullet in a Bible, was filmed in England. The taping of the concert, featured on Bullet in a Bible, shows thousands of Europeans singing along to "American Idiot." 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. And he (Billie Joe Armstrong) knew it."[35]

Foxboro Hot Tubs and 21st Century Breakdown: 2007-presentGreen Day performing during a secret show at the Kesselhaus in Berlin on May 7, 2009.

"Know Your Enemy"

Sample of "Know Your Enemy", the first single from 21st Century Breakdown "21 Guns"

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Green Day engaged in several other smaller projects in the time following the hype of American Idiot. Green Day released a new album under the band name Foxboro Hot Tubs entitled Stop Drop and Roll!!!. In 2008, the Foxboro Hot Tubs went on a mini-tour to promote the record, hitting tiny Bay Area venues including the Stork Club in Oakland and Toot's Tavern in Crockett, CA. One song, "Ruby Room," even gives a shout-out to the Oakland dive bar where "the Pabst Blue Ribbon unravels."[36]

In an interview with Kerrang!, Armstrong revealed that 2008 would "be a fair estimate of the release date of their new untitled eighth studio album for Green Day."[37] In an interview with Carson Daly, Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson revealed that Butch Vig would be producing Green Day's forthcoming album.[38] The span of nearly five years between American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown was the longest gap between studio albums in Green Day's career. The band had been working on new material since January 2006. By October 2007, Armstrong had 45 songs written, but the band showed no further signs of progress until October 2008, when a video of the group recording with producer Butch Vig in the studio was posted on YouTube. Two videos showing the band in the studio were posted on YouTube.[39][40] In the tour section of the band's official website, the message "World Tour coming soon!" is shown.[41][42] The writing and recording process, spanning three years and four recording studios, was finally finished in April 2009.[43]

The new album, titled 21st Century Breakdown, was released worldwide on May 15, 2009.[44] It received rave reviews from the likes of Nirvana's Krist Novoselic.[45] The album had mainly positive reception from critics, getting an average rating between 4 and 5 stars. After the release, the album hit #1 in fourteen different countries, hitting Gold or Platinum in each. 21st Century Breakdown achieved Green Day's best chart performance to date. The band started playing shows in California in April and early May. It was their first live show in about 3 years. Green Day is currently on a world tour that started in North America in July, 2009 and continuing around the world throughout the rest of 2009 and early 2010.[46]

Musical style and influences

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.[21][47] The majority of their song catalog is composed of overdriven guitar, fast, manic drums, and relatively high-treble bass. Most of their songs are fast-paced and under four minutes. 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.[21] 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.[48] Among other influences, Green Day have also cited Queen,[49] proto-punks The Who, and power pop pioneers Cheap Trick.[50] Armstrong's lyrics commonly describe alienation, ("Jesus of Suburbia", "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "Road to Acceptance", "Disappearing Boy", "Castaway") hysteria ("Basket Case", "Panic Song", "American Eulogy"), girls ("She", "80" "Only of You","Maria" "She's a Rebel"), growing up ("Longview" and "Welcome to Paradise"), and the effects of doing drugs ("Geek Stink Breath", "Green Day", "Give Me Novacaine"). The Ramones had similar lyrical themes such as 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"). 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.

In reaction to both the style of music and the background of the band, John Lydon, former front man of the 1970s punk band the Sex Pistols commented:

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. They didn't earn their wings to do that and if they were true punk they wouldn't look anything like they do.[51]

In another interview, Lydon stated that:

Look, I'm sorry, they're a bit fake for me. They change their image. Fake mockneys. The London twang and vocal is a little out of place. Enjoy your own culture and stick with what you know.[52]

British rock musician Noel Gallagher of Oasis also complained about the band semi-jokingly, claiming that they ripped off his song "Wonderwall" with their song "Boulevard of Broken Dreams".[53] Mashup DJs Party Ben and team9 would later release a mashup of the two songs called "Boulevard of Broken Songs" under the spoonerism Dean Gray.

Cool mentioned in a July 2009 interview that while Armstrong is the primary songwriter, he looks to the other band members for organizational help.[54]

Related projectsMain article: Green Day related projects

Ever since 1991, some members of the band have branched out past Green Day and have started other projects with other musicians. 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, in which all three members of Green Day play under fake stage names.[55] Billie Joe Armstrong has also confirmed that the main members of Green Day are in the band Foxboro Hot Tubs. A Foxboro Hot Tubs album titled Stop Drop and Roll!!! was released on 2008-05-20.[56]

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. 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.[57] "Working Class Hero"

"Working Class Hero", a cover of a John Lennon song, was released on the Instant Karma CD. Problems listening to this file? See media help.

In December 2006, Green Day and NRDC opened a web site in partnership to raise awareness on America's dependency on oil.[58][59]

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. The band performed the song on the season finale of American Idol. The song was nominated for a Grammy in 2008, but lost to The White Stripes' "Icky Thump".

That summer, the band appeared in a cameo role in The Simpsons Movie, where they perform the show's theme song. Their version was released as a single on July 24, 2007.

In 2009, the band adapted their album American Idiot in to a one-act stage musical that premiered at the Berkeley Rep on September 15, 2009.

In October, a Green Day art project was exhibited at StolenSpace Gallery in London. The exhibition showed artworks created for each of the songs on 21st Century Breakdown, was supported by the band, and led by their manager Pat Magnarella.[60] He explained in an an interview that "[Artists are] basically like rock bands. Most are creating their art, but don't know how to promote it."[61] For Billie Joe Armstrong, "Many of the artists... show their work on the street, and we feel a strong connection to that type of creative expression." [62]

Band membersCurrent members
  • Billie Joe Armstrong - lead vocals, guitars (1987-present)
  • Mike Dirnt - bass, backing vocals (1987-present)
  • Tré Cool - drums, percussion, backing vocals (1990-present)
Current touring members
  • Jason White - guitars, backing vocals (1999-present)
  • Jason Freese - keyboards, piano, acoustic guitar, trombone, saxophone, accordion, backing vocals (2003-present)
  • Jeff Matika - rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2009-present)
Former members
  • John Kiffmeyer - drums, percussion, backing vocals (1987-1990)
Former touring members
  • Timmy Chunks - rhythm guitar (1997-1999)
  • Garth Schultz - trombone, trumpet (1997-1999)
  • Gabrial McNair - trombone, tenor saxophone (1999-2001)
  • Kurt Lohmiller - trumpet, timpani, percussion, backing vocals (1999-2004)
  • Mike Pelino - rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2004-2005)
  • Ronnie Blake - trumpet, timpani, percussion, backing vocals (2004-2005)
DiscographyMain article: Green Day discography
  • 39/Smooth (1990)
  • Kerplunk (1992)
  • Dookie (1994)
  • Insomniac (1995)
  • Nimrod (1997)
  • Warning (2000)
  • American Idiot (2004)
  • 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
AwardsMain article: List of awards and nominations received by Green Day References
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  • Spitz, Marc. Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day. New York: Hyperion, 2006. ISBN 1-4013-0274-2
  • The Green Day Story (Broadcast on Radio 1 Mon June 20, 2005) (Alternate Link)
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  61. ^ R.J. Preece (2006-10-12). "Pat Magnarella, Green Day manager: Why not a rock 'n' roll art world?". Art Design Publicity. Retrieved 2009-10-24. .
  62. ^ Sajid Farooq (2006-10-23). "Green Day Turns Punk Rock Into Fine Art". NBC Bay Area. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
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Green Day Billie Joe Armstrong · Mike Dirnt · Tré Cool
John Kiffmeyer Studio albums 39/Smooth · Kerplunk! · Dookie · Insomniac ·Nimrod · Warning · American Idiot · 21st Century Breakdown

EPs 1,000 Hours · Slappy · Sweet Children

Compilation albums 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours · International Superhits! ·Shenanigans

Live albums Live at Gilman Street · Live Tracks · Foot in Mouth · Bowling Bowling Bowling Parking Parking · Tune in, Tokyo... · Bullet in a Bible · 21 Guns Live EP · Last Night on Earth [Live in Tokyo]

Video albums International Supervideos! ·Riding in Vans with Boys · Bullet in a Bible

Singles "Longview" · "Welcome to Paradise" ·"Basket Case" · "She" · "J.A.R." · "When I Come Around" · "Geek Stink Breath" · "Stuck with Me" · "Brain Stew/Jaded" · "Walking Contradiction" · "Hitchin' a Ride" · "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" · "Redundant" · "Nice Guys Finish Last" · "Minority" · "Warning" · "Waiting" ·"I Fought the Law" · "American Idiot" · "Shoplifter" · "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" · "Holiday" ·"Wake Me Up When September Ends" · "Jesus of Suburbia" · "The Saints Are Coming" · "Working Class Hero" · "The Simpsons Theme" · "Know Your Enemy" ·"21 Guns" · "East Jesus Nowhere" · "21st Century Breakdown"

Related articles Discography · Awards · 21st Century Breakdown World Tour · Pop Disaster Tour ·American Idiot: The Musical · Cigarettes and Valentines · American Edit · Live Freaky! Die Freaky! · Adeline Records · Punk rock in California · Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2 · Skull Ring · Green Day related projects · Jason White · Jason Freese · Foxboro Hot Tubs · The Network
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What is the new green movement?

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It is the support of environmentally friendly products opposed to those that pollute or harm the environment... * While the first answerer is correct, the Green Movement is much deeper and broader than just promoting environmentally friendly products. Here is more information: Though it may appear to be new, the movement has been around since at least the 1970's and the ideas expressed within the movement appear to have originated in the 1930's or earlier. (See the link to the right "Green Movement History"). Today, the Green Movement is world wide and, as with many other groups and movements, may not be what it appears to be on the surface. For more information about the history and ideas of the Green Movement you can click on the link, "Anarchism and the Environmental Movement." Some of the ideas and goals of the Green Movement as stated in their charter are: ecological wisdom, social justice, participatory democracy (including breaking down inequalities of wealth and power), nonviolence (a comprehensive concept of global security, which gives priority to social, economic, ecological, psychological and cultural aspects of conflict, instead of a concept based primarily on military balances of power), sustainability, and respect for diversity. The Charter includes much more than I have stated and can be found by clicking on the link, "Charter of the Global Greens" (pdf). In the United States, "Ten Key Values of the Green Committees of Correspondence" (1989) lists those 10 values as: Ecological Wisdom, Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice, Nonviolence, Decentralization, Community Based Economics, Feminism, Respect for Diversity, Global Responsibility, and Sustainability. For the actual document, click on the link, "Ten Key Values of the Green Committees of Correspondence (US)." Though I have listed the values, the page gives the goals and ideas of those values in greater detail. The oldest and continuously active Green organization in America is the Green Party and they are the ones who originated the ten values listed in the previous paragraph. To visit their Web site, the link is, "The Greens: Green Party USA." Some organizations associated with "The Greens" are: National Audubon Society, Earth First, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), Earth Liberation Front (ELF), and Sierra Club. Some of these organizations can be extremely radical. For the complete list that I found on the internet, though it may not include all groups associated with the movement, click on " Environmental Organizations and the Greens Links." Though I have attempted to give as much information as possible, an in depth understanding of the Green Movement would take extensive research. While it is obvious that The Green Party and Ralph Nader are certainly part of the movement, but other organizations, individuals, and groups associated with the movement are not so obvious. This is mainly due to the fact that to be a part of the movement, you do not have to embrace all of the 10 Key Values. Thus, the overall movement encompasses a loosely associated web of groups and individuals that may only embrace one or two of the Values along with those who embrace all 10.

How much do Green Day tickets usually cost?

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65 Million (Records sold) x 15 bucks (Per CD)should be it.

975 Million, that's a helluva lot.

Where did green day originate?

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Mike Dirnt and Billie Joe from Green Day were both born in the United States. However, Tre Cool, the band's drummer, was born in Germany.

Mike Dirnt and Billie Joe Armstrong are from Oakland, California and Tre Cool is from Berlin, Germany.

Is green day the best band ever?

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duh they are the best band of all time i luv them so much. punk rock music is the best music ever made and green day makes in 100,000 times better than it all ready is. so go home and listten 2 green day!!!!!! I <3 GREEN DAY !!!!! try 2 listen 2 linkin park and green day, they are both great

What is the name of green days latest album?

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  • Their best selling albums are:
  • American Idiot
  • 21st Century Breakdown
  • Bullet in a Bible

Green day song on last episode of sinfield?

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the song was, time of your life Green Day is awsome

What are green day songs all about?

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Obviously this depends on the song in question, but many green day songs are a comment on the problems with modern American society, mainly drugs and the hypocrisy of politicians like George W Bush. Examples of these would be American Idiot and Minority. Others, like Wake Me Up When September Ends and Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) are about past experiences such as bereavement and relationships respectively. Another theme is war (see Holiday) I would suggest looking at the lyrics of each song you are curious about for a fuller understanding of its meaning.

What year was green day's first album released?

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Green days first album was called "1039/smoothed slappy hours" and was released in the year 1990.

Who influenced billy joe Armstrong?

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I'm not sure, but the Sex Pistols made him wanna do punk music. lol

Why did green day choose that name?

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Green Day was actually a term meaning a day spent smoking pot. Back when Green Day were first coming out they were known to be heavy pot smokers, and incorporated it into many of their videos.


Ive heard that billy joe just wrote greenday on the back of his jacket cause he thought it was a cool name for a band

actually, he pot smokes too. i saw it on a vid

Thats wierd i never knew greenday were potheads but i still love them lol

Yeah they smoked pot back in the day but i doont think they do anymore. But who cares ther music is pimpcrackers

How do you get backstage passes to the Green Day concert?

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Unless you're part of the band party, or are friendly with someone is, you don't.

Now that 2013 has arrived, perhaps a fan club member could slip you one.

Fanclub members do not get backstage passes.

How do you get 21 guns on green day rock band for wii?

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You have to purchase it for 200 wii points (2 dollars) on the Rock Band store. Just go to the Rock band menu and click on the Rock Band store part of the menu. If you have a Wi-Fi connection, you should be able to download it, among other songs, to your Rock band's playlist.

What role do the instruments play in boulevard of broken dreams?

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They play the instrumental part of the song.

In the 21 guns music video by green day what did the writing on the wall say?

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On one side of the wall there is '21 Guns' lyrics and on another side there is 'See The Light' lyrics

What are the lyrics to Peacemaker by Green Day?

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Green Day- Peacemaker (lyrics)

Well I've got a fever, a non- Believer

I'm in a state of grace

For I am the Caesar, I'm gonna seize the day.

Well, call of the banshee. (HEY HEY!)

hey hey hey hey hey.

As god as my witness the Infidel's are gonna pay.

Well call the assassin, the orgasm

A spasm of love and hate

For what will divide us, the rightness and the meek.

Well, call of the wild. (HEY HEY!)

hey hey hey hey hey.

Death to the girl at the end of the serenade.

Vendetta, sweet Vendetta.

This Beretta, of the night

This fire, and the desire

Shot's ringing out on a holy parasite.

I am a kill joy, from Detroit.

I drink from a well of rage.

I feed off the weakness, with all my love.

Call up the captain (HEY HEY!)

hey hey hey hey hey.

Death to the lover that you were dreaming of.

This is a stand off, A Molotov cocktail on the house.

You thought I was a write off,

You better think again.

Well, call the Peacemaker. (HEY HEY!)

hey hey hey hey hey.

I'm gonna send you back to the place where it all began.

Vendetta, sweet Vendetta.

This Beretta, of the night

This fire, and the desire

Shot's ringing out on a holy parasite.

Well, now the caretakers, The undertaker.

Now I'm gonna go out and get the Peacemaker.

This is the Neo St. Valentine's massacre.

Well, call up the Gaza. (HEY HEY!)

hey hey hey hey hey

Death to the ones at the end of the serenade.

Well, Death to the ones at the end of the serenade. (x3)

Who sold more albums green day or Backstreet Boys?

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Linkin Park Have Because They ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!! hell yeah u my person now linkin park is HELLA BETTER THAN GREEN DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!! AND ALSO LAST MONTH LINKIN PARK WAS THE BEST ARTIST OF THE MONTH I KNOW RIGHT AWESOMENESS

What instruments are used for the song Warning by Green Day?

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Well in the music video they show them playing with an acoustic guitar, a bass guitar, and the drums. That sounds about right.

Is billie joe Armstrong the hottest person on earth?

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he is HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does green day have bad words in there songs?

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yeah but all of there songs are freaking amazing