Green Day formed in Rodeo, Calif., at the end of the '80s as a punk band with a knack for quick, catchy and bratty songs. With album titles like 'Kerplunk!' and 'Dookie,' they also quickly gathered a young male fan base that helped push their 1994 major-label debut 'Dookie' into a multi-platinum hit (it reached No. 2 and has sold more than 10 million copies since its release). A decade later, the band grew more serious and sophisticated on the concept album 'American Idiot,' which reached No. 1 and also went platinum several times over. The core trio of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool returned in 2009 with another concept album, the Grammy-winning No. 1 '21st Century Breakdown.' They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
Billie Joe Armstrong Thought Fans Would Hate 'Good Riddance'
Green Day frontman discusses fear of debuting acoustic single in exclusive clip from upcoming installment of Audible's 'Words + Music' series.
Billie Joe Armstrong's Former Home on Sale for $7.25 Million
Highlights include a recording studio, plus a bathroom decorated with flyers from the band's early years.
Green Day Postpone Asia Tour Over Coronavirus Outbreak
Trio vows to reschedule spring road trip with Fall Out Boy and Weezer “very soon.”
Hear Green Day's New Joan Jett-Sampling Song, 'Oh Yeah!'
Power-pop track features vocal hook from Jett's 1980 cut "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)"
Bruce Springsteen, Green Day Songs 'Most Dangerous' for Driving
Scientific study finds fast music leads to increased speed and erratic moves.
Hear New Songs by Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy
All three bands released new music in preparation for their 2020 world tour.
Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy Announce 'Hella Mega' Tour
Three punk-pop bands will join forces for worldwide stadium trek next summer.
Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy to Announce 'Hella Mega' Tour
The three punk-pop bands have been teasing plans to hit the road together.
How Woodstock ’94 ’S––- Show’ Changed Green Day’s Lives
Drummer Tre Cool recalls the moment weather-fueled “mayhem” turned in his band’s favor.