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Green Day gründeten sich 1986, nannten sich damals allerdings noch "The Sweet Children". 1989 merkte man, dass das wohl ein Fehler gewesen sein musste und benannte sich um. Der Name Green Day leitet sich von einem kalifornischen Slangbegriff für einen Tag (Day) voller Langeweile ab, der mit dem Rauchen von Gras (Green) totzuschlagen versucht wird.

Billie Joe Armstrong (Vocals/Gitarre) gründete die Band als 15jähriger mit seinem Schulfreund Michael Ryan Pritchard, alias Mike Dirnt (Bass) und John Kiffmeyer, alias Al Sobrante (Schlagzeug) in Kalifornien. 1990 verlies Kiffmeyer die Band und sein Nachfolger wurde Frank Edwin Wright III, alias Tré Cool.

Das Debütalbum "1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours" stößt auf wenig Resonanz, da Punk tot ist. 1992 ist das jedoch vollkommen anders und die zweite Platte "Kerplunk" verkauft sich 680.000 Mal und erreicht Platin-Status. Mit dem 1994 erschienen Album "Dookie" ist klar: Punk lebt wieder und ist mainstreamfähig, was auch The Offspring eindrucksvoll bewiesen. Elf Millionen Platten, Diamant-Stauts. "Basket Case" und "When I Come Around" werden zu den Hymnen des Neopunks. Die Band tritt auf dem Festival Woodstock II auf. Die Platte "Insomniac" ist mit 1,9 Millionen verkauften Platten in Amerika zwar erfolgreich, kann jedoch an die Erfolge von "Dookie" nicht anknüpfen.

Das 1997 erschienene Album "Nimrod" zeigt einen musikalischen Werdegang an, der viele Fans enttäuscht. U. a. enthält die Platte mehrere Songs, die mit Akustikgitarre eingespielt wurden. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)", eine Gitarren-Ballade, wird auch heute noch auf Hochzeiten in Amerika gespielt und wurde bei der letzten Folge von "Seinfeld" gespielt. Dennoch erreicht auch "Nimrod" Doppel-Platin-Status.

Mit der 2000 erschienen "Warning" kommt es zur Abkehr vom Punk. Die Band wendet sich zum Songwriter- und Rock-Bereich. Lediglich eine Millionen verkaufte Platten waren für Green Day schon eher als Flop zu bewerten. Innerhalb der Band kommt es zu Auseinandersetzungen, da keiner mehr mit dem anderen zufrieden war. Sänger Billie Armstrong überlegte, solo weiter zu machen.
Dazu kam es jedoch nicht. Vier Jahre lang gönnte man sich eine kreative Pause um sich mit "American Idiot" zurück zu melden. Die Rockoper verkaufte sich über 14 Millionen Mal und wurde zum erfolgreichsten Album. Bei den MTV Awards räumt die Band sieben Awards ab, darunter der Award für das beste Album und als beste Rockband. In den USA, UK, Österreich und der Schweiz erreicht die Platte Platz eins der Charts. In Deutschland erreicht sie Platz drei. 2007 interpretiert die Band die von Hans Zimmer komponierte Melodie für den Kinofilm "Die Simpsons - Der Film" neu. Ebenso machte man sich für die "Campaign to Save Dafur" an den Song "Working Class Hero" von John Lennon. Der Song wurde auf der CD der Kampagne "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Dafur" veröffentlicht.

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Green Day machen auf Darfur aufmerksam | 12.04.2007 | Am 12. Juni wird "Instant Karma" erscheinen, ein Album zugunsten der Amnesty International Kampagne gegen den Völkermord in Darfur. Reichlich geschmacklos meinte Jeff Ayeroff, welcher für die CD zuständig ist "Buy a record, save a life". Weiter meinte er, die Idee sei, Darfur wieder ins Bewußtsein der Leute zu holen und Geld zu sammeln. Auf der CD werden, in der Basisversion, 20 John Lennon Covers enthalten sein, berichtete USA Today am elften März. Green Day werden den Song "Working Class Hero" beitragen, Christina Aguiloera "Mother", die Black Eyed Peas "Power to the People", The Cure "Love", Willie Nelson "Imagine". "Real Love" wird von Regina Spektor und "JealousGuy" von Yousou N'Dour kommen. mehr...

Green Day im Simpsons Trailer | 07.03.2007 | Bands und Gastauftritte bei den Simpsons, das ist ja so eine Sache, die kommt einer Adelung durch die Queen gleich (müsste man mal Paul McCartney fragen). Ein Ereignis, dem viele Bands entgegen fiebern, wie Meg White (White Stripes) mit Ihrem Ausspruch: "Ein Gast-Auftritt wäre wunderbar". Am 27. Juli wird weltweit "The Simpsons Movie" herauskommen. Der Trailer kann jetzt schon gesehen werden. Ein Gastauftritt hier wäre nicht nur eine Adelung; Hier wird der Kaiser ausgerufen. mehr...

Green Day im Studio / Gibson-Gitarre wird nach Armstrong benannt | 12.09.2006 | Seit September dieses Jahres sind Green Day wieder im Studio um das Nachfolgealbum zu "American Idiot", eines der erfolgreichsten Rockalben aller Zeiten, aufzunehmen. Die letzte Platte hatte vier Jahre gebraucht, bis sie fertig wurde. Anscheinend wollen Green Day mit dem nächsten Album nicht so lange auf sich warten lassen. mehr...

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Green Day to release special edition 39/Smooth vinyl on St. Patrick's Day | Green & White VinylGreen Day has announced that they will release a green and white-colored vinyl of the band's first album 39/Smooth on St. Patrick's Day (I see what they're doing here...). The special, limited edition vinyl will release on March 17th this year and is currently available for pre-order on GreenDay.com. The full 12-inch album also comes with two 7-inch EPs: Slappy E.P. and 1,000 Hours. All three together make up the compilation 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours, which is widely regarded as the band's first album (though not true). The vinyl package is available for pre-order now on GreenDay.com. The package costs $34.99, plus $7.99 US shipping and tax. Below are the tracklistings of the album and EPs. 39/Smooth Side A At The Library With Waba Se Wasca Don't Leave Me I Was Here Disappearing Boy Green Day Side B Going To Pasalacqua 16 Road To Acceptance Rest The Judge's Daughter Slappy E.P. Side A Paper Lanterns Why Do You Want Him? Side B 409 In Your Coffeemaker Knowledge 1,000 Hours Side A 1,000 Hours Dry Ice Side B Only Of You The One I Want mehr...

Featured eBay Item: Original artist-made concert poster from 1995 | Our featured eBay item today is an authentic, high-quality concert poster from 1995. Though the description doesn't give much detail, I've seen these posters come up for sale before, and the one in this auction is most likely silk-screened and signed by the original artist. Either way, it's a cool, full-size poster with some interesting Looney-Tunes-esque artwork. The seller has two of the posters for sale and is asking $30 apiece or best offer (very reasonable for authentic old posters). Get one cheap, these don't resurface often! mehr...

"I Guess This Is Growing Up": The public dismantling and downfall of Blink-182 | Note by Andres: The majority of this editorial has absolutely nothing to do with Green Day. I know it will somehow frustrate some of you that we'd spend time on another band on our site. Worry not, you can go spend 10 minutes in the photos section looking at Green Day or reading one of our nearly 4,000 other news entries about Green Day. But really, you should read this. @jack__yates did a pretty awesome job writing it up. Before I start, let me make one thing perfectly clear ? I love Blink. I have in my music library both their deep, unknown cuts and the radio anthems that have become pop-punk classics. I consider 2001's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket a front-to-back masterpiece within its genre (check out "Online Songs," "Stay Together for the Kids," and "Please Take Me Home" if, by some miracle, you haven't already). I fully commend and respect them for making pop-punk so accessible and fun for the masses during its decade-long hay day. If there were a Grammy for "Most Well-Placed Dick Jokes in a Catalogue," Blink-182 would win that shit, no problem. Their musical humor aside, Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and (especially) Travis Barker are all tremendous musicians and brilliant songwriters within their realm, and have undoubtedly written some of the most recognizable and catchy pop-rock riffs of their time. With the deserved accolades now out of the way, here are my thoughts about the current state of the band. Though a fair amount of our readers are probably familiar with Blink-182, I'll give a brief summary of the band's tensions here; my reaction makes no sense without the background. Tom DeLonge, the co-lead singer and lead guitarist, left the band indefinitely in early 2005 over recording disputes and a desire to spend time with family amidst an arduous touring schedule. This lead bassist/singer Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker to form their own amazing side project, +44. The band as a whole did not speak again until a tragic plane crash nearly took Barker's life in 2008. The band recorded their 2011 comeback full-length release, Neighborhoods, completely separate from one other, sending song files back and forth. Tensions between the three band members rose during the release process of their 2012 Christmas EP, Dogs Eating Dogs, when recording was repeatedly disrupted. Now, just yesterday, countless major music outlets reported on a press release effectively stating that Tom DeLonge had quit the band. After DeLonge himself posted on Instagram that he'd "never quit," Hoppus and Barker did an impromptu Rolling Stone interview that set the record straight and an extremely interesting look into the overall mindset of the band). Travis Barker had this to say about DeLonge: "It's hard to cover for someone who's disrespectful and ungrateful. You don't even have the balls to call your bandmates and tell them you're not going to record or do anything Blink-related. You have your manager do it." It looked as if 2015 would be a huge year for Blink. They were working out the specifics of a forthcoming new album, which sounded as if it would be a triumphant return to their mid-2000's stylings. A world tour was almost sure to follow, with a select few dates even booked for this spring. Now, it looks as if Blink-182 may not truly be Blink-182 ever again. Hoppus and Barker equivocally say that they're interested in furthering the band they've been part of for 20 years, but DeLonge ever taking part again seems completely out of the question after yesterday's events. Meanwhile, he has posted a lengthy open letter about the situation, attempting to credit his departure to his "finding it hard as hell to commit." Blink-182's engagements this spring will include Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba as a replacement for DeLonge. Beyond that, however, the promised new album and a successful future at all are both in doubt. A recurring theme with roots in all of the band's turbulence: they've grown up. They each have families of their own that have taken up the space formerly reserved for the testosterone-fueled bonds that brought them together. Friendships based on filthy humor, insane antics and fast punk music haven't lasted into adulthood for the three members. In their prime, Blink-182 did what they did extremely well, but they can no longer agree on exactly how or when to do it. The idea really isn't so far-fetched when you think about it. All three have matured, each branching out musically in unique ways through countless other projects and endeavors. So, with busy schedules contributing to a complete lack of time to spend together, it isn't hard to see how the coordination of new Blink projects could devolve into sorry, impersonal exchanges between managers and agents. When things go wrong, as they did on such a monumental scale yesterday, this lack of communication becomes even more toxic and dangerous to the very fiber of the band itself. Green Day, without a doubt, have never been a novelty band to the extent that Blink-182 were. While still a pop-punk group, Green Day is located on the opposite end of the genre's spectrum among the more roots-oriented punk groups. Sure, Green Day have enjoyed their fair share of onstage antics, joke songs and the like in the past, but it has always been more about the music. Billie Joe doesn't write radio singles about masturbation anymore, and presumably, he realizes that people no longer expect him to. Green Day's music was always the focus, from when Billie Joe and Mike first performed in the late eighties to when American Idiot became the band's second mega-hit album. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that the personal relationships that support and make up Green Day have never deteriorated to the point of complete collapse, as those behind Blink-182 seem to have done. Billie Joe, Mike and Tré have never fallen out of touch with each other indefinitely, never publicly broken up, and certainly never bashed one another through managerial press releases. Their families are friends who hang out together and make dedicated efforts to publicly support each other, rather than tossing veiled insults in public view. You'd never see Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge exchanging Instagram selfies like Billie Joe and Mike did last night! Blink-182 and Green Day handled adulthood in two wildly different ways. In these efforts lies the difference between a band's bright future and the lack of one altogether. Written by @jack__yates mehr...

Poll: Vote for your favorite song from "Kerplunk" | This month is Kerplunk's 23rd Anniversary, so we're asking you guys what your favorite song off the album is. "Christie Road" is currently in the lead. Leave a comment about your pick. mehr...

The Lookouts! material to be rereleased | Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories)Alternative Press have announced this morning that The Lookouts, who featured Tré Cool, Larry Livermore (Lookout Records founder), will be having some of their original songs rereleased for the first time in over 30 years. The compilation will contain all tracks their second album "Spy Rock Road" as well as songs from their first album and other releases. The release also features Tim Armstrong (Operation Ivy/Rancid) playing guitar on a couple of songs, as well as Billie Joe Armstrong also playing on a handful of songs. "Do you think the material holds up? COOL: Yeah. When I heard it, I went in my little home studio and re-recorded a couple of songs just for fun, me playing everything. And they're good songs. They're fast, 30- and 40-second songs. [Laughs.]" To read the full interview head to AltPress.com The compilation is set to be released on March 15th, and will be titled "Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories)" which will be available to preorder through Don Giovonni Records. It's set to be released on vinyl (with the first 500 on green vinyl), CD, and digital download. You also have the option to bundle it together with Larry Livermore's book "Spy Rock Memories" with all preorder copies being signed by him. Head over to Don Giovanni Records to preorder now! mehr...

Billie Joe giving away free drumset to first person to meet him at 4:30pm in NYC (Update: they're gone) | Billie Joe is giving away a drum set of his that he used while demoing the trilogy to the first person to meet him in NYC today at 4:30pm. He posted the following photo and note just a few minutes ago on Instagram: "if you want a free drum set meet me at the corner of Hudson and Jane street New York City at 4:30 pm today!! this is for real.. used this kit demoing the trilogy. first person gets it! this is not a joke" UPDATE: The drums are gone. Billie posted an update "Blake is the winner!!! now go home! #blakethewinner" mehr...

Featured eBay Item: Signed 'International Superhits' Promo Poster | Currently up for grabs on eBay is a promotional poster from the release of International Superhits that was signed by the whole band. Album promo posters alone aren't very easy to get ahold of, unless, of course, you pry one from the wall of your local record store. This one is almost 15 years old, and autographed, even. The poster is 1 wide by 2 feet tall, so decent-sized. The artwork looks great, and, apart from a few creases, it looks to be in good enough shape. I've seen quite a few Green Day signatures throughout my periodic scouring of eBay (and own more than a few examples), and I'm almost 100% positive that these are the real deal. The auction ends tonight, so get it while you can! mehr...



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