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17 Facts About Green Day
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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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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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 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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