Punk. Pop-punk. Bubblegum punk. Pop-rock. Call them whatever you want, but you can’t deny that Green Day are one of the biggest acts of the past 23 years. Here are some interesting facts that you may not know about them.
1. Green Day’s first drummer was John Kiffmeyer, who used to be a part of Isocracy.
2. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was born on the 17th February 1972.
3. Drummer Tré Cool was actually born in Frankfurt, Germany.
4. Bassist Mike Dirnt moved out of home at 15 and lived out of his truck for some time.
5. Green Day have won 4 Grammy Awards.
6. 2004’s American Idiot spawned 5 hit singles: ‘American Idiot’, ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, ‘Holiday’, ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’, and ‘Jesus of Suburbia’.
7. Mike Dirnt’s real name is Michael Ryan Pritchard.
8. ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ was actually inspired by the true-life passing of Billie Joe Armstrong’s father in September 1981.
9. Tré Cool’s real name is Frank Edwin Wright III.
10. Green Day’s first album was 39/Smooth, which was released in April 1990.
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