Green Day have come a long way from their beginnings as a snotty punk rock band from the East Bay area of Northern California to their current position as a million-selling, respected rock trio keen on social commentary and known for their prowess in writing catchy songs that appeal to a wide age spectrum of music fans. They, along with other California bands like Rancid and The Offspring, have been credited with bringing the long bubbling under sound of California punk to the mainstream.
Billie Joe Armstrong was the youngest of six children in a working class family that lived around the Oakland and East Bay areas of Northern California. His father was a truck driver and part-time jazz musician and his mother worked as a waitress. From an early age Billie... Read More