First 7” was “1000 hours”, Lp was “39/ smooth” second 7″ was “slappy”.. Got it?!”. You can watch this performance and hear the chant for yourself right here. The band’s name comes from a term referring to a day spent smoking pot, hanging around, and doing absolutely nothing. That’s about it, though. While Armstrong has used social media to share his opinions on the President-elect, he’s also using Green Day’s appeal to reach out with his anti-Trump message. Watch the lyric video above to see just what the band thinks of Trump. Go to main menu. Delete This.” over and over again. Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 praised them by saying: “They are a band that opened doors for the whole genre of music, and taught people about what punk rock really is.” “Green Day,” the song, was a cannabis appreciation tune, which the band members felt was more punk than Sweet Children. Green is the second most popular favorite color, after blue. So, they took a song title of one of their old songs, and made it the band’s name. Billie Joe Armstrong is actually named Billie, and not William, although reportedly his birth certificate mistakenly says Billy with a Y. Tré Cool was born Frank Edwin Wright III, hence the nickname Tré. It was not until two albums later, when Green Day was recording Nimrod, that the song was finally included on an album. A lackluster commercial performance of 2000’s Warning marked what might have been the band’s lowest point in their career. For much of their career, the band was a three piece with drummer Tré Cool. Green Day performs live on December 11, 2016 (Getty). Members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre’ Cool were officially inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the just recently, but they haven’t shown any signs of slowing down. To celebrate, Green Day performed a two-hour-plus show at the House of Blues in Cleveland two days before the ceremony, featuring a special hour-long set as their original Sweet Children incarnation – complete with original drummer John Kiffmeyer performing with them for the first time in well over two decades. In fact, according to Dirnt, they had “a nice break from making hard and fast music,” referring to the band’s previous few albums, and that it made them want to go a little hard. If you look closely on the Nimrod CD, you can see that all the words that are scratched out in the entire booklet simply say “Delete This. I like to post new content all the time. Green Day is an American rock band that formed in 1986. Green Day is a rock band that formed in 1986 and has been actively releasing music and creating controversy for over 30 years. It was a big moment in music and politics. “No Trump / No KKK / No Fascist USA,” he sang, urging the crowd to sing along. A post shared by Billie Joe Armstrong (@billiejoearmstrong) on May 4, 2016 at 9:30am PDT. Billie Joe recorded and released his first single “Looking For Love” at the age of 5 on Fiat records. Childhood friends Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, vocals) and Mike Dirnt formed their first band, Sweet Children, in Rodeo, California when they were 14 years old. Number 5. Just like with “Good Riddance,” Billie Joe Armstrong wrote “Wake Me Up When September Ends” years before it was finally released on American Idiot in 2004. Since the release of the album, Green Day has remained a relevant and important band in rock. Delete This. Billie Joe posted on twitter that “All the songs from the 1000 hours 7″ are about the same girl”. A Broadway musical adaptation of the album premiered in 2010 and HBO Films is looking to make a movie out of it, too. He turned 39 the day we recorded that LP. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. We Made You. Thanks for making it to the end of my video! Get it at http://smarturl.it/GDTT CREDITS: Direction / Script / Design / Art / Animation/ FX: Manu Viqueira http://manuviqueira.com https://vimeo.com/nosolema Original Typography / Design / Art: David Rodriguez Simón https://www.instagram.com/davidrodriguezsimon/2017-01-16T15:00:36.000Z. I was feeling [like] a vague person in 1997. During Green Day’s early years, Billie Joe Armstrong used to have a nose ring. Number 6. On the front cover of Insomniac, in the flames,there are hidden pictures. It is widely reported that when the boys went to their high school principal to say that they were dropping out to become a full-time band the principal observed that “would be a green day in hell” before they amounted to anything. The record garnered the band the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. The audience won: Dirnt ended up losing his front teeth. Armstrong nicknamed the guitar “Blue.” The guitar was used extensively during touring, and it is featured in the videos for “Basket Case” and “Longview,” among others. Mike Dirnt was adopted. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Green Day – Troubled Times (Official Lyric Video), Official Lyric Video for "Troubled Times" from the new album 'Revolution Radio.' Here are 25 facts about Green Day. Get it at, Green Day – American Idiot [OFFICIAL VIDEO], Watch Green Day's official video for "American Idiot" Get the new album ¡Tre! Heavy Green Day: 5 Fast Facts … Green Day formed in 1986 and has been actively making music, causing controversy, and selling millions of records for over 30 years.