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Green Day is an American rock trio formed in 1987.  The band has consisted of Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass guitar, vocals), and Tré Cool (drums, percussion) for the majority of its existence.

Green Day was originally part of the punk rock scene at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California. Its early releases for independent record label Lookout! Records earned them a grassroots fanbase, some of whom felt alienated when the band signed to a major label.  Nevertheless, its major label debut Dookie (1994) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. alone, and 15 million copies sold worldwide.  As a result, Green Day was widely credited, alongside fellow California punk bands The Offspring and Rancid, with reviving mainstream interest in and popularizing punk rock in the United States. Green Day's three follow-up albums, Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning did not achieve the massive success of Dookie, but they were still successful, reaching double platinum, double platinum, and gold status respectively.  Green Day's 2004 rock opera American Idiot reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation, selling five million copies in the U.S.  The band's eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, was released on May 15, 2009.
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review by . January 22, 2010
   Green Day is my favorite punk band because this band was one of the promoters of the punk movement. Green Day was formed in 1990 and sounds of the band caused a wave punk in that year. Dookie is the most successful album of this band then record tha album insomniac wich caused the same success. This band has sold over 60 million albums worldwide. My favorite album is AMERICAN IDIOT, this album has success as AMERICAN IDIOT, JESUS OF SUBURBIA, BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS AND HOLIDAY. …
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