Green Day is a California based pop-punk band made up of Billie Joe Armstrong
, Mike Dirnt
, and Tre Cool
. They have been a major influence on many other rock bands like Blink-182
and My Chemical Romance
. Their first album was 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
, consisting of songs from two previous EPs. In Janurary 1992, they relased their second album, Kerplunk
. The band went on a worldwide tour soon after, and started recording new material. They got some mainstream success with 1993's Dookie
. Green Day's videos were now being played on MTV, and they appeared at Woodstock 1994. Following the platinum Dookie
, Green Day released Insomniac
, which was darker and heavier. The album didn't do as well as Dookie
, but was still reviewed well. Their next album, nimrod.
showed the band;s musical progress, and produced the band's biggest hit, "Good Riddance." After nimrod.
, Green Day took a two year brake, but came back in 2000 with Warning
. The album had a more pop oriented sound than their other albums, and didn't do as well. Trying to stay fresh after Warning
, Green Day came out with American Idiot
in 2004. The album was a huge success, containing hits like "American Idiot," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "Holiday." The band is currently working on a new album, and it is expected to be released in 2008.
1. 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
8. American Idiot