Today we will talk about the famous musical group Green Day. The team was created back in 1986. It was originally part of the punk-rock environment that formed around the punk club 924 Gilman Street (Berkeley). Their first albums, recorded on the independent company “Lookout!Records”, allowed the band to earn a lot of fans. As a result, the band, along with other California punks (The Offspring, Rancid), raised a wave of great interest in punk music not only in the U.S., but around the world.
In the summer of 2002 a collection of songs from singles and rare recordings by Shenanigans was released.
Now there are 7 people in the group. Among the participants it is worth highlighting: Billy Joe Armstrong, Mike Dorant, Tre Cool, Jason Frieze, Jeff Matica, Jason White, John Kiffmeyer. As for me, it is Jason White who makes the team so exceptional due to its charisma. In addition, the fact that Mike Dorant is considered by many experts to be the mastermind of the group should be noted.
The discography of the group has 13 albums. Though the albums Insomniac (1995), Nimrod (1997), and Warning (2000) did not match the success of Dookie, the former two reached triple platinum status while the latter achieved gold. The tracks of this albums are permeated with notes of fun that cause a lot of emotions.
Most fans think the band’s coolest song is “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is a song by American punk rock band Green Day, from their seventh studio album, American Idiot. The song was written by Green Day, with lyrics by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong; it was co-produced by the band and Rob Cavallo. It was released as the album’s second single on November 29, 2004; the single peaked at number two in the United States.
The song speaks from the point of view of American Idiot’s “main character”, Jesus of Suburbia, and is a moderate midtempo song characterized by sombre and bleak lyrics.
In addition, Green Day has collected such awards as the MTV Music Awards, Peoples Choice Award and many others! Green Day once again proved that they are still one of the best rock bands in the world.
In early 2007, the iconic Irish rock band U2 recorded a duet with Green Day punk rockers. It is noteworthy that the last time the Irish sang a duet with Paul McCartney was two years ago.
On May 15th, 2009 Green Day released 21st Century Breakdown – their eighth studio album. The album immediately became the head of the national charts of more than 20 countries, and many of the songs on the album (such as “Know Your Enemy”, “21 Guns”) became super-hits. As of July 10th, the album has sold 1.7 million copies.
On June 8, 2010, Green Day: Rock Band game was released.