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Green Day 'Nimrod'

Revisit ‘Nimrod’: the moment Green Day ripped up their own rulebook

Technically, my first exposure to punk was through Green Day’s Dookie. At the time, I was young—probably too young. As kids so often do,...
A beginner's guide to Green Day

A beginner’s guide to Green Day: from the big hitters to the deep cuts

It’s nearly impossible to overstate the influence Green Day have on the rock scene these days. Ever since breaking into the mainstream in the...

Revisit Green Day’s 2004 cover to celebrate 17 years of ‘American Idiot’

For the cover story of our October 2004 issue (195), AltPress connected with Green Day. The topic of the discussion was the band’s 2004...
artistic collaborations, music, literature

10 times different artists collaborated to make inspiring music

September 1963: A young R&B combo called the Rolling Stones are rehearsing, preparing for a recording session. Their manager, former Beatles publicist Andrew Loog...

1998’s top 15 punk albums simultaneously changed and preserved the form

Top 15 punk albums of 1998? You’d be forgiven for thinking that there weren’t any in the year the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal dominated...
11 bands with the same lineup - Green Day

11 alternative groups still playing together after a decade or more

Whether due to personal reasons, creative differences or non-music-related conflicts, it’s pretty common for a band’s lineup to shift over time. And in that...
The Hives - best punk albums 1997

These 15 albums from 1997 irrefutably proved that punk was far from dead

1997: All media is declaring the alternative-rock explosion—for which Nirvana lit the fuse—over. This means the commercial pop-punk wave Green Day touched off was...
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Green Day cover “Rock And Roll All Nite” at first Hella Mega show—watch

The long-awaited Hella Mega tour finally kicked off in Dallas with Green Day performing a surprise cover of KISS’ chart-topping 1975 classic “Rock And...
best 90s punk rock singers kathleen hanna billie joe armstrong

11 singers who helped define the vocal style of punk rock in the ‘90s

The ‘90s: the decade punk went mainstream. First, SoundScan made radio safe for Nirvana and the grunge-ified hordes. Then Green Day and other pop-punk...
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Green Day to play surprise performance ahead of Hella Mega tour

Green Day announced a surprise show ahead of their long-awaited Hella Mega tour. The concert will be held at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While...