GreenDay Members: Billie Joe Armstrong (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Mike Dirnt (Bass & Backing Vocals), John Kiftmeyer (Drummer)
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Famous as :

Pop punk band

Birth Date :

1988

Birth Place :

Berkeley, California, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Dookie" (1994)

American punk rock band Green Day story starts out in Rodeo, California, when 14 years old childhood friends Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt formed their first band 'Sweet Children.' In the newly born band Joe was on lead vocals and guitar, whereas Mike on bass and backing vocals. By 1989, the group recruited drummer John Kiftmeyer and changed their name to Green Day after one of their songs. The original named Green Day was actually a bay area term for a day that you would just sit around and smoke pot the whole day. Anyway, in the same year the band independently released their first EP "1,000 Hours" which was well received in the punk scene. Soon afterward in 1990 the band signed a contract with independent label "Lookout! Records," which was run by Larry Livermore, and released their debut album "1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hour" within that year.



Teen Choice Awards


2009

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music: Rock Track for "Know Your Enemy"

2009

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music: Rock Group

2009

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music Album Group for "21st Century Breakdown"



World Music Awards


2010

Got nomination for World Music Award
category World's Best Rock Artist

2006

Got nomination for World Music Award
category World's Best Rock Group

2005

Got nomination for World Music Award
category World's Best Selling Rock Act