Year of birth : 1987
Age: 28 years
Place of birth : California, United States
Citizenship : United States
Representatives of Californian punkscene Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt (Mike Pritchard) formed their first band "Sweet children" in school. For drums Billy put his sister Ana. In 1989, she was replaced by El Sobrante (John Kifmeyer) , and the sign was changed to "Green day". In the same year the band recorded their first EP- Schnick "1,000 Hours" enthusiastically received in punk circles.Representatives of Californian punk scene Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt (Mike Pritchard) formed their first band "Sweet children" in school. For drums Billy put his sister Ana. In 1989, she was replaced by El Sobrante (John Kifmeyer) , and the sign was changed to "Green day". In the same year the band recorded their first EP- Schnick " 1 ,000 Hours " enthusiastically received in punk circles. Soon, the guys signed a contract with the local independent label " Lookout! Records. " As customary in the habit of punks, they recorded their first in less than 24 hours. The CD was sold circulation of over 30,000 copies, which Dirnt was overjoyed, and dropped out of school, without waiting for 18 years.Now he`s finally able to devote himself to his favorite occupation. Sobrante, on the contrary, dumped from the team, and in its place was Tre Cool (Frank Edwin Wright the third) .
After releasing their second album, "Kerplunk!" group began actively to cut circles in America, earning a reputation for himself. The popularity of "Green day" quickly grew and soon they became interested in the majors. One of the most agile firms was "Reprise records", and with whom it was decided to sign a contract.
The debut took place on the label in spring 1994 when the stores was thrown "Dookie". This album ,prenex untwisted on MTV singles "Longview" and "Welcome to Paradise", was a huge success. Once on the second line billbordovskih charts, disc soon reached multi-platinum status. Thanks to this record "Green day" ogrebli Grammy Award for "Best alternative music performance".Released in the summer of the same single "Basket Case" by as much as five weeks stuck at the top of the US charts. Successfully performed at Woodstock - 94 group dumped another superhit - "When I Come Around", is the first line of the charts for seven weeks. Next "Insomniac" is almost the same fate as its predecessor, starting from the second position hit-parades. Most radiodidzheyam liked the song "Brain Stew / Jaded", which he is constantly spinning in the air.
Thoroughly shook on tour "Green day" in mid-1996 suddenly interrupted the tour and immediately went into the studio. The result was another brilliant album, "Nimrod". Starting from the tenth position in the " Billboard "record has sold over 80,000 copies in its first week.
The first single from it, "Hitchin` A Ride", entrenched in fifth place was put into heavy rotation on "MuchMusic" and "MTV". Another single, "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)", which took "only" second place, became perhaps the most famous work of the group.It`s too cute was this sad little thing with an acoustic guitar, Billy Joe. Although sales of "Nimrod" was not as great as its predecessors, this album brought the team the greatest respect from the audience and critics. The next two years were spent for "Green day" relatively quiet, and only in 1999, the band returned to the stage ,played their first acoustic concert.
Album 2000 "Warning" guys recorded themselves as producer Scott Litt them something that is not arranged. After graduating from the session "Green day" pleased fans of the series to cancel the concert. In 2002, the team took part in the recording of the album dedicated to the "Ramones", and released "Shenanigans",representing a collection of rarities, covers and back sides of singles.