17 Facts About Green Day


Green Day is an American rock band formed in the East Bay of California in 1987 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, together with bassist and backing vocalist Mike Dirnt.

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The Lookouts' drummer Tre Cool began filling in as a temporary replacement and later Cool's position as Green Day's drummer became permanent, which Kiffmeyer "graciously accepted".

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In 2000, Green Day released their folk punk-inspired sixth studio album Warning.

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At the 2001 California Music Awards, Green Day won all eight of the awards for which the group was nominated.

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Green Day'snanigans contained some of the band's B-sides, including "Espionage", which was featured in the film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

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In spring 2002, Green Day co-headlined the Pop Disaster Tour with Blink-182, which was documented on the DVD Riding in Vans with Boys.

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Green Day collaborated with Iggy Pop on two tracks for his album Skull Ring in November 2003.

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Green Day engaged in many other smaller projects in the time following the success of American Idiot.

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Green Day went 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.

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That summer Green Day played several festivals and promotional shows including the Rock en Seine festival in France, the Rock am See festival in Germany, and the Reading Festival in the United Kingdom.

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Green Day has sold more than 90 million records worldwide making them one of the highest-selling artists of all time.

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Notable projects related to Green Day include Billie Joe Armstrong's Pinhead Gunpowder with Jason White and The Longshot with Jeff Matika, The Frustrators with Mike Dirnt, and The Network, a collaboration between Green Day and friends in which all members play under fake stage names.

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In September 2006, Green Day collaborated 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.

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Green Day released a cover of the John Lennon song "Working Class Hero", which was featured on the album Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur.

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Green Day served as executive producers of Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, an extensive documentary film about the San Francisco Bay area punk scene from the late 1970s to the 1990s.

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Green Day has generated controversy over whether their musical style and major-label status constitutes "true punk".

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Armstrong then gave the finger, and declared that Green Day would be back before throwing his microphone down and walking off the stage.

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