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Hometown: Berkeley, CA (USA)

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Green Day is a California–based Pop Punk/Punk Rock band, consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong (lead vocals, guitar), Mike Dirnt (born Michael Pritchard; bass, backing vocals), and Tré Cool (born Frank Edwin Wright III; drums, backing vocals). Since their sixth album, the band has included close friend and associate, back–up guitarist Jason White.

The band got their start on Lookout! Records and recorded their first release, 39/Smooth in 1989. Before leaving on tour. they recorded another four–song EP called Slappy. This release was followed by another four–song EP, Sweet Children, including some of their old songs for the local label Skene Records. In 1991, 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours was released, which re–issued 39/Smooth with all the tracks from Slappy and 1,000 Hours.

Their album Dookie has been certified diamond (10 million copies shipped) in the United States since its release in 1994. Their second best–selling album American Idiot, released in 2004 (a decade after Dookie), has been certified quadruple platinum in the U.S., has sold over eleven million copies worldwide, and won the 2005 Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album".

In 2005 Green Day swept the MTV Video Music Awards, winning seven out of eight nominations: "Video of the Year," "Best Rock Video," "Best Group Video," "Best Direction," "Best Editing," "Best Cinematography" (all of which were for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"), and the "Viewer's Choice Award" for "American Idiot".

In addition to their American Music Award for "Favorite Album" for American Idiot, Green Day won the 2006 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." Green Day will also soon be honored by the San Francisco chapter of the Recording Academy on March 19 with the San Francisco Chapter's 2006 Recording Academy Honor.

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Green Day Demolicious

Green Day

Demolicious (2014)

Reprise Records

Green Day ¡Uno!

Green Day

¡Uno! (2012)

Reprise

Green Day ¡Tré!

Green Day

¡Tré! (2012)

Reprise

Green Day ¡Dos!

Green Day

¡Dos! (2012)

Reprise

Green Day American Idiot: The Broadway Musical

Green Day

American Idiot: The Broadway Musical (2010)

live in New York

Green Day live in New York [Monday and Tuesday]

Green Day

live in New York [Monday and Tuesday] (2009)

live show

Green Day 21st Century Breakdown

Green Day

21st Century Breakdown (2009)

Warner/Reprise

Green Day/Jimmy Eat World/Against Me! live in East Rutherford

Green Day/Jimmy Eat World/Against Me!

live in East Rutherford (2005)

live show

Green Day live at FUSE Studios

Green Day

live at FUSE Studios (2005)

live show

Green Day Bullet in a Bible [CD/DVD]

Green Day

Bullet in a Bible [CD/DVD] (2005)

Reprise

Green Day American Idiot

Green Day

American Idiot (2004)

Reprise

Green Day American Idiot

Green Day

American Idiot (2004)

Reprise

Green Day live in Chicago

Green Day

live in Chicago (2004)

live show

Green Day / New Found Glory / Sugarcult live in Salt Lake City

Green Day / New Found Glory / Sugarcult

live in Salt Lake City (2004)

live show

Green Day / New Found Glory / Sugarcult live in Rochester

Green Day / New Found Glory / Sugarcult

live in Rochester (2004)

live show

Green Day Shenanigans

Green Day

Shenanigans (2002)

Reprise

Green Day Warning

Green Day

Warning (2000)

Reprise

Green Day Warning

Green Day

Warning (2000)

Reprise

Green Day Nimrod

Green Day

Nimrod (1997)

Reprise

Green Day Insomniac

Green Day

Insomniac (1995)

Reprise

Green Day Dookie

Green Day

Dookie (1994)

Reprise

Green Day Dookie

Green Day

Dookie (1994)

Reprise

Green Day Kerplunk!

Green Day

Kerplunk! (1992)

Lookout!

Green Day 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours

Green Day

1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours (1991)

Lookout!

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