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Green Day

Formed: 1988 in Berkeley, CA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Tre Cool, Billie Joe, Mike Dirnt, John Kiftmeyer, Al Sobrante, Billie Joe Armstrong
Biography: Out of all the post-Nirvana alternative bands to break into the pop mainstream, Green Day were second only to Pearl Jam in terms of influence. At their core, Green Day were simply punk revivalists who recharged the energy of speedy, catchy three-chord punk-pop songs. Though their music wasn't particularly ...Read full biography
Dookie
Released: 1994
Label: Reprise
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Green Day couldn't have had a blockbuster without Nirvana, but Dookie wound up being nearly as revolutionary as Nevermind, sending a wave of imitators up the charts and setting the tone for the mainstream ...Read full review
American Idiot
Released: 2004
Label: Reprise
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It's a bit tempting to peg Green Day's sprawling, ambitious, brilliant seventh album, American Idiot, as their version of a Who album, the next logical step forward from the Kinks-inspired popcraft of ...Read full review