What Nobody Told You About Green DayJanuary 23, 2020
What Nobody Told You About Green Day
Radio has rarely been without a Green Day hit since the mid-’90s, and if you want to know more about the band’s story – from their punk origins to their tragic losses – then check out this look into the life and times of Green Day.
Green Day has had the same three members since 1991, a remarkably long run in the fickle world of rock ‘n’ roll. Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt have been around since the band’s inception in 1986, with Tré Cool signing on five years later, providing the final piece of the musical puzzle. In the mid-’80s, when Armstrong and Dirnt were teenagers, they teamed up with a couple of friends to form their first band. Initially, they were a metal band called Condom, then they changed their name to Desecrated Youth when the group started playing more straight-ahead rock.
By 1986, the band started to develop the Green Day sound that everyone knows and loves, but they started out going by the name of Sweet Children. The band’s original drummer was long gone, and when Sweet Children played its first show in 1988, it was with John Kiffmeyer behind the drum kit. After he decided to attend college full time in 1990, the band, now called Green Day, had to find a new drummer – and they found a pretty Cool one.
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They were Sweet Children | 0:12
In the name of punk | 1:04
Who is She? | 2:13
Mudstock ’94 | 3:24
Green Day gets a Warning | 4:57
Cigarettes and Valentines | 6:07
Time to Network | 7:15
Wake Me Up When September Ends | 8:26
Idiot on Broadway | 9:31
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