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Green Day

About Green Day

Green Day is an American punk rock band that started the punk revival in the early 1990s. Her third studio album, released in 1994 Dookie brought the band the international breakthrough and sold more than 10 million copies in the US alone. The albums American Idiot (2004) and 21st Century Breakdown (2009) also reached high chart positions worldwide. In total, they have sold around 75 million records (as of 2014).

In 1987, then 15-year-old school friends Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt founded the punk band Sweet Children. Later the drummer Al Sobrante joined them, who organized performances for Sweet Children thanks to the experience with his previous band Isocracy.

In 1995 the band was nominated three times for a Grammy, but ultimately won "only" one for Best Alternative Music Album. The Basket Case video was also nominated for nine MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year. In the same year the band also performed at the Woodstock II festival.

After their debut album was released in 1995 Insomniac, which also sold well.

After Green Day had already recorded 20 songs under the working title Cigarettes and Valentines, the master tapes were stolen from the studio. Instead of re-recording the album, the band decided to start all over again. Armstrong later described the incident as "lucky in bad luck" because the material was good, but not "Maximum Green Day". The result of the new beginning, American idiot, went straight from zero to one in the US album charts in 2004 and was a great success internationally. The album was followed by, among others 21st Cetury Breakdown (2009) and Revolution radio (2016).