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 Green Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Green day ) Jump to: navigation , search This article is about the band Green Day. For the Japanese holiday, see Greenery Day . Green Day Background information Origin East Bay , California , USA Genre(s) Punk rock Pop punk Alternative rock Years active 1987–present Label(s) Lookout! , Reprise Associated acts Pinhead Gunpowder The Frustrators The Network Foxboro Hot Tubs Website greenday.com
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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. alone, and 15 million copies sold 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 , Nimrod and 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 has sold over 65 million records worldwide, [3] including 22 million in the United States alone. [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 ".
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Contents 1 Band history 1 . 1 F o r m a t i o n a n d L o o k o u t y e a r s ( 1 9 8 7 9 3 ) 1 . 2 B r
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Band history Formation and Lookout years (1987–93) 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. [1] In 1988, Armstrong and Dirnt began working with former Isocracy drummer, John Kiffmeyer (also known as Al Sobrante). Kiffmeyer served as both the bands 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 in
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