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.
Hear Green Day's Late-'90s Demo of Elvis Costello's 'Alison'
Cover appears on pop-punk icons' upcoming 'Nimrod 25' box set.
25 Years Ago: Why Green Day Initially Shelved 'Good Riddance'
Multi-platinum acoustic ballad became a cultural benchmark of the late-'90s.
Green Day Seizes Classic Rock Mantle in Austin: Review and Photos
Pop-punk stalwarts kicked off Formula One race weekend with exhilarating greatest-hits romp.
Green Day's 'Good Riddance' Was Nearly Bon Jovi-Style Rock Ballad
Band battled with 1997 hit that changed perceptions about them but eventually nailed it in 20 minutes.
Billie Joe Armstrong Tells Crowd He's 'Renouncing' US Citizenship
'F--- America,' the Green Day frontman declared during a London concert.
Green Day, Weezer Return to Touring With First ‘Hella Mega’ Show
Roughly 35,000 fans turned out for the first date of the tour, which also includes Fall Out Boy.
Green Day, Weezer, Fall Out Boy Announce Rescheduled Tour Dates
Shows were postponed due to COVID, but bands will finally hit the road this summer.
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.