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Green Day is a musical trio from California< There is a consensus on the talk page that the genre of Green Day should be left out of the intro paragraph and should be put in the sidebox instead-->, consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, lead vocals), Mike Dirnt (bass guitar, backing vocals) and TrÃ© Cool (drums, backing vocals). Green Day is widely credited, along with fellow California bands The Offspring and Rancid, with reviving mainstream interest in and popularizing punk rock in the United States during the mid 1990s. Their success has influenced prominent pop punk bands like Sum 41, Good Charlotte, and blink-182.
The band has sold over 24.6 million albums in the United States, and over 54.3 million records worldwide. Green Day's breakthrough album Dookie has been certified diamond in the United States since its 1994 release, and won the Grammy Award for Alternative Album. Their second best-selling album American Idiot (2004), has been certified quadruple platinum in the U.S., and won the 2005 Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album".
Green Day has won three Grammy Awards, and se...
|years active||1989 in music|
|origin||East Bay, California|
|music genre||Punk rock, Pop punk, Alternative Rock|
|current members|| Billie Joe Armstrong|
|past members||Al Sobrante|