Billie Joe Armstrong, born on 02/17/1972 in Rodeo (California, USA): vocals, guitar
Mike Dirnt (Real name: Michael Ryan Pritchard) was born on 04/05/1972 in Berkeley (California, USA): Bass
Tré Cool (Real name: Frank Edwin Wright III) born on 12.09.1972 in Frankfurt / Main (Germany): Drums
Al Sobrante (John Kiffmeyer): Drums
The band was founded in 1987, but under the name The Sweet Children. However, this was then in 1989 changed to Green Day, even before their debut album was on the market.
After the first album "39 / Smooth" was recorded, goodbye Al Sobrante for personal reasons of the band and Tré Cool took his place. The breakthrough Green Day as they were already at Warner Music under contract. The singles "When I Come Around" and "Basket Case" were worldwide hits and the hymns of Neopunks. Green Day sold over 11 million copies of the album "Dookie"
After the album "Warning" in 2000, the band drifted apart and came close to dissolve completely. Only "American Idiot" in 2004 brought Green Day back to the common success.
A year later, the group cleared both at the MTV Video Music Awards and the MTV Europe Music Awards. The former Green Day seven and zweiterem two of the coveted trophies were able to secure. Also, the band has at least secure a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.
Green Day had a guest appearance in the comic book adaptation "The Simpsons - The Movie" and also played the theme tune for it.
Besides, the band members are working on a project that Foxboro Hot Tubs calls. In the course of 2008 should be a new album from Green Day appear. This, however, "21 Century Breakdown" was until in May 2009 under the title. With this, the band was able to spend a long time in the charts of various countries. In Germany, there were 47, in Switzerland 27, UK 39, and in the United States 38 weeks. In addition, they reached in these countries respectively the top of the album charts. A tour with well over 100 gigs followed.
2012, the band released an album trilogy consisting of the albums Uno, Dos and Tré. The most successful song was the song "Oh Love" from the album Uno.
2012: Uno , DOS , Tré , Oh Love
2010: American Idiot - Original Broadway Cast Recording , Last Of The American Girls , When It's Time
2009: 21st Century Breakdown , 21 Guns Live , Last Night On Earth (Live In Tokyo) , Know Your Enemy , 21 Guns , East Jesus Nowhere , 21 Century Breakdown
2008: Stop Drop And Roll (as: Foxboro Hot Tubs)
2007: The Simpsons Theme , Working Class Hero
2006: The Saints Are Coming (U2)
2005: Bullet In A Bible , Jesus Of Suburbia , Wake Me Up When september Ends , Holiday , Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
2004: American idiot , American idiot , I Fought The Law
2001: Tune In, Tokyo ... , International Superhits! , Poprocks And Coke , Macy's Day Parade , Waiting
2000: Warning: , Warning , Minority
1999: Nice Guys Finish Last
1997: nimrod. , Foot In Mouth , Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) , Hitchin 'A Ride
1996: Bowling Bowling Bowling Parking Parking , Walking Contradiction , Brain Stew / Jaded
1995: Insomniac , Stuck With Me , Geek Stink Breath , J.A.R. , She , When I Come Around
1994 Dookie , Live tracks , Basket Case , Welcome To Paradise , Longview
1991: 1,039 / Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
1990: 39 / Smooth
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