Green Day - Page 6
Green Day have made a pair of documentaries and produced their own Broadway musical, and recently, they even announced plans to premiere a documentary about producing their own Broadway show. About the only thing left for the veteran punk trio to do is to be the subject of a big-screen, feature-length biopic. Sounds awesome as f---, but who would play Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool? Check out our casting picks below.
Up until they released ‘Dookie’ on Feb. 1, 1994, Green Day were destined for a short, unheralded career as pop-punk never-rans with a pair of indie albums that didn’t make much noise outside of their Berkeley backyard. But that all changed after they signed with a major label, hooked up with a producer who wasn’t afraid of selling a few records and zeroed in on a set of songs that captured how 97 percent of pot-smoking, masturbating teenage boys spent their day.
Green Day fans are undeniably thrilled about the band's rescheduled spring tour -- but there has been some drama mixed in with the excitement. The pop-punk trio decided to implement a new rule for purchasing tickets for their April 7 performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Those who bought floor seats were told they couldn’t pick up their tickets in advance; instead, they were advised to retrieve them at the box office on the day of the show.
Green Day's Mike Dirnt has posted a message on his band's official website in remembrance of his birth mother, who died recently. The note, titled "R.I.P. Carol Alba Rowland," pays tribute to the bassist's biological mother, who in did not raise Dirnt and in fact only met her rock star son very recently.
After attaining heights previously unimaginable for a punk band with their multi-platinum-selling major-label debut, 'Dookie,' Green Day began a slow and sad decline into relative obscurity that bottomed out with 2000's 'Warning,' which barely managed a gold record. By the early aughts, Billie Joe Armstrong and the boys had been pretty much banished to playing the hockey-rink circuit, with few people thinking the band would ever be relevant again.