Green Day biography



Green Day got to the top and stayed there!

Green Day’s first major-label but third album release, Dookie, dropped in 1994 and almost instantly took the band to superstardom.

With fifteen million copies sold, they quickly became not only everybody’s favorite punk trio but had also started a new American punk trend. Bands like Rancid, Blink-182, Sum 41, and Offspring became part of this revived musical movement.

After a decade of more albums and years on the road, Green Day released American Idiot in 2004. This album firmly put Green Day on the map of super famous bands.

In May 2009, they released 21st Century Breakdown, continuing their political punk crusade.

September 2009 saw the unlikely appearance of, American Idiot – The Musical!

Billy later said he’d love to see American Idiot as a feature film, stating: “I thought American Idiot had a lot in common with something like Rocky Horror Picture Show”.

Among Green Day’s hits, you’ll find Wake Me Up When September Ends, Basket Case, American Idiot, Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life), Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, When I Come Around, Holiday, and 21 Guns.


Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Time of your life was originally entitled Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) but has also been called Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) as well as just Good Riddance!

Initially, Billie Joe Armstrong wrote the song for the breakthrough album Dookie, but it was held back three years for the follow-up album Nimrod which was released in 1997.

As a single from Nimrod, Time Of Your Life did very well and was the only crossover single with worldwide success from the album.

Some might even say Time Of Your Life kept Green Day in the limelight between Dookie and American Idiot.

According to bassist Mike Dirnt, Time Of Your Life was, in comparison to the rest of the material on Nimrod, “The most punk we could go”.

Billie Joe Armstrong has always had a great pop sensibility that Green Day managed to pair with their straightforward punk riffs.

Not afraid of commercial hit writing, Green Day’s strength has always been their power-punk super hits.


American Idiot – Chords

N.C | N.C G | Ab Db | Gb Db Ab Gb |
Don’t wanna be an American idiot.
N.C | N.C G | Ab Db | Gb Db Ab Gb |
Don’t want a nation under the new media.

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American Idiot – Lyrics + Official video

Don’t wanna be an American idiot
Don’t want a nation under the new media
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America!

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Basket Case – Chords

Eb5 | Bb5 | C5 | G5 | Ab5 | Eb5 | Bb5 | Bb5 |
Do you have the time, to listen to me whine, about nothing and everything all at once?
Eb5 | Bb5 | C5 | G5 | Ab5 | Eb5 | Bb5 | Bb5 |
I am one of those, melodramatic fools. Neurotic to the bone, no doubt about it.

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Basket Case – Lyrics + Official video

Do you have the time to listen to me whine
About nothing and everything all at once?
I am one of those, melodramatic fools
Neurotic to the bone, no doubt about it

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Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Chords

G5 | Cadd9 D5 |
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road.
G5 | Cadd9 D5 |
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go.

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Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Lyrics + Official video

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road.
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go.
So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why.
It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time.

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