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.
Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins and Rancid Announce 2024 Dates
Green Day also shares a new song from their upcoming album.
Green Day Plots 2024 Stadium Tour With Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid
They shared the news during a Las Vegas club show full of deep cuts and a full-album performance of 'Dookie.'
Green Day Embraces 'September Ends' Meme With New Music Teaser
Fans can register for a wake-up call on new "The American Dream Is Killing Me" website.
Green Day Is Selling 'Nimrod' Shirts With Donald Trump's Mugshot
Proceeds are being donated to charity.
Green Day Announces 30th-Anniversary 'Dookie' Box Set
Expanded version of band's breakthrough album includes demos, outtakes and live shows.
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.