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Title: I would like to invite you to watch my presentation about my hobby. Its about music. ENTER

I would like to invite you to watch my
presentation about my hobby. Its about music.
During the show you could listen to some songs
of Green Day. Well we can START! GO!
Main Menu
  • Introduction and something about author)
  • The biography of Green Day
  • Members of band
  • Text of songs
  • Some Green Days albums
  • American Idiot The commercial boom
  • Gallery
  • Conclusion
  • Ending show

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  • Hobbies are the activities that we do
    regularly for our pleasure and satisfaction. A
    lot of people like going to the cinema, theatre,
    concerts and art exhibitions. Others practise
    sports, for ex. tennis, football, basketball,
    volleyball, swimming, exercise in fitness
    centers, train cycling and jogging. There are
    also more and more extreme sports enthusiasts
    who not only want to be in good shape but also
    try some unusual experience, have thrilling
    adventures and test their abilities. The most
    popular risky sports are surfing, scuba diving,
    rafting, caving, parachuting, bungee jumping,
    paragliding, hang gliding, alpinism and motor
  • Those who prefer safer and more
    relaxing activities go fishing, take pictures,
    mend things in the house, cultivate the garden,
    play a musical instrument, keep a pet, collect
    things such as phone cards, coins, porcelain
    figurines or model cars, knit, sew, read books
    and watch TV.
  • My name is Ann. I am 18 years old. I
    live in a small villlage - where is the popular
    Museum of Maria Konopnicka in Zarnowiec. I go
    to the third class to High Shool in Krosno. I am
    interested in computers but my hobby is music.
  • Music is very important in my life. I
    listen to music every evening at home and when I
    am on the bus with my personal stereo. I listen
    to many kinds of music but expecially rock,
    techno, and sometimes heavy metal. My favourite
    music band is GREEN DAY.
  • I would like to tell you some stories
    about this marvellous and popular (expecially
    among teenagers but the older people also )
    group. They arent controversial like TaTu but
    they are a brilliant team. I like listening to
    Green Days songs because they have got very
    suprising lyrics.
  • From my presentation you may learn
    some facts about biography of this gorgeous band
    and about the divine singer - Billie. I admire
    Billie for his love to music and his rare voice.
  • Certainly, you could read the texts of
    songs and watch unique photos.

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  • Green Day is a pop punk band
    consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong (lead vocals,
    guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass, backing vocals, born
    Michael Ryan Pritchard), and Tra Cool (drummer,
    backing vocals, born Frank Edwin Wright III, in
    Germany). Since their sixth album, the band have
    included close friend and associate, back-up
    guitarist Jason White.
  • At the age of 12, Tra Cool became a
    member of the band The Lookouts. Their album
    attracted some attention, and Tra began
    performing at an early age at the Berkeley,
    California punk rock all-ages venue 924 Gilman
    Street. In 1988, Billie Joe Armstrong, (aged
    16) and Mike Dirnt (also aged 16) formed "Sweet
    Children", with Armstrong on lead vocals and
    guitar, Dirnt on bass and backing vocals, and
    John Kiffmeyer (a.k.a. Al Sobrante), on drums.
    Their first show was in 1988 at Rod's Hickory's
    backyard in Rodeo, California. A couple of
    months later, they played a high school party
    with the Lookouts in a remote mountain location
    near Willits, California, where Tre and Kain Kong
    of the Lookouts lived and attended school. Only
    five kids showed up for the party but they left
    after the first song, and there was no
    electricity in the house and the toilet didn't
    work, so Sweet Children had to play using a
    generator and candlelight, but they played, as
    Lookouts singer/guitarist Larry Livermore put it,
    "as if they were The Beatles at Shea Stadium."
  • Livermore, who also ran the Berkeley
    independent label Lookout! Records, immediately
    offered them a deal, and in early 1989 they
    recorded their first EP, 1,000 Hours, and then
    decided, weeks before the EP release, to change
    their name to Green Day, a slang term for a day
    spent smoking cannabis. The band were smokers
    since puberty and Billie Joe got his nickname,
    "Two Dollar Bill", from selling joints at that
    price (2) at his high school. The song "Green
    Day", written by Billie Joe, is about his first
    experience using marijuana. Many references to
    the drug appear in Green Day's music, though it
    is by no means their defining characteristic.
  • One year later, in April 1990, Green
    Day released their first album 39/Smooth, and
    that summer they set out in a van on their first
    national tour. Before leaving, they recorded
    another four-song EP called Slappy and while in
    Minneapolis-St. Paul they recorded a four-song EP
    of some of their old songs for the local label
    Skene Records, and called it "Sweet Children". In
    1991, 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours was
    released on CD, this re-issued 39/Smooth with
    all the tracks from Slappy and 1,000 Hours.

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  • After this tour, at the end of the
    summer of 1990, Al Sobrante left the band on what
    was supposed to be a temporary basis to attend
    college in Arcata, California. By this time the
    Lookouts had become mostly inactive, and Tra
    Cool, now 17 and living in Berkeley, began
    playing with Green Day as a temporary
    replacement. The combination worked out so well
    that he soon became Green Day's permanent
    drummer. During 1991, the band toured and
    played locally, building up a large fan
    following, and also wrote and recorded their
    second album, Kerplunk!, which was released on
    Lookout Records in January 1992. The CD version
    also included the four tracks from the Sweet
    Children EP. They continued to tour through 1992
    and 1993, ranging as far afield as the United
    Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands,
    Poland, and Czechoslovakia (now the Czech
    Republic) When the tour came through the UK, it
    was notable for a famous appearance at a Wigan
    social club called The rainbow. The gig would
    have been a standard stop on an independent punk
    band's minor UK tour, were it not for one small
    fact the band decided to use their set to stage
    their own version of the Nativity, featuring
    Billie Joe as all three schizophrenic Three Wise
    Punks, Mike as Santa Claus and a bad-taste
    version of the Virgin Birth featuring Tre as
    Mary, a roadie as Jesus and a bag of rice pudding
    and tomato ketchup as the Holy Placenta. This
    sort of theatrical show would become common
    practice for the band ten years later, only on a
    much larger scale. By 1993, Green Day had
    sold about 55,000 copies of Kerplunk!, a large
    amount for the independent punk scene in those
    days, and attracted a great deal of attention
    from the major labels. Eventually they decided to
    sign a deal with Reprise Records, leaving Lookout
    on friendly terms, and spent the greater part of
    the year recording their major label debut,
    Dookie, which proved to be an almost instant
    sensation, helped by extensive MTV airplay for
    the videos "Longview", "When I Come Around" and
    "Basket Case". In 1994, Green Day embarked
    on a nationwide tour and chose queercore band
    Pansy Division as their opening act and backstage
    fun. At the time this was regarded as quite
    controversia, nonetheless, the tour was a huge
    success. Green Day had made their audience aware
    that they were not just another 'pop' band with a
    couple of hit singles. The band joined the
    lineups of both the Lollapalooza Festival and
    Woodstock 1994. Green Day's Woodstock gig
    included a gigantic mud fight between the band
    and the audience, leading to a melee in which
    Dirnt lost his front teeth.


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  • Rise in popularity
  • Following the cancellation of the
    European tour, the band spent the next
    year-and-half resting in reclusion and writing
    new material, issuing Nimrod in October 1997 with
    a more artistic and conceptual approach. It
    reached 10 at home and went double platinum on
    the strength of the surprise crossover hit "Good
    Riddance (Time Of Your Life)". After that the
    band took some time out of the spotlight, issuing
    the poppy Kinks-like Warning, another Top 5 hit,
    three years later in fall 2000. In 2002 the band
    issued their first b-side Album Shenanigans,
    which was received warmly by fans and included
    the song "Ha Ha You're Dead ", written by Mike
    Dirnt and recorded exclusively for this album.
    In 2003, during time Green Day spent in the
    studio, a New Wave band appeared on the scene,
    known as The Network. Three of five members of
    the band are the three main members of Green Day.
    The frontman, known as "Fink", is Billie Joe
    Armstrong. Billie has referred to himself as
    Wilhelm Fink in the past. This is confirmed on
    the Pinhead Gunpowder Web site bio of Billie. The
    bass player, known as "Van Gough", is Mike Dirnt
    (both are vegetarians). The Network's drummer,
    "The Snoo", is Tra Cool. John Roecker, director
    of 'Live Freaky Die Freaky', starring Green Day
    and other East Bay punk alumni, and Green Day's
    DVD Documentary "Heart Like A Hand Grenade", has
    spoken of various projects recorded at Studio
    880, including a New Wave album and a Christmas
    album, during the sessions of their latest album.
    Studio 880 is the credited studio in The
    Network's Money Money 2020 album and Green Day's
    American Idiot.

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American Idiot the commercial boom
  • Fighting burnout after Warning, the
    band went into the studio to write and record new
    material for an album. After completing 20
    tracksmdash. an impressive album according to
    those few who heard itmdash. The master tapes
    were stolen from the studio. The band chose not
    to try and re-create the stolen album but instead
    started over with a vow to be even better than
    before. The resulting 2004 album, American Idiot,
    was billed as a "punk rock opera", or more
    accurately a concept album, which follows the
    journey of the fictitious 'Jesus of Suburbia' and
    the characters he meets along the road,
    principally 'St. Jimmy' and 'Whatsername'. The
    album could also be described as an anti-war
    allegory, as it features songs denouncing George
    W. Bush and the invasion of Iraq. The story of
    Jesus of Suburbia is deliberately ambiguous, and
    it is possible to interpret it as the story of a
    young man going to serve his country overseas.
    Indeed, this is plausible, as this is the very
    narrative that features in the music video for
    the fourth single to be taken from American
    Idiot, Wake Me Up When September Ends.
    American Idiot won a Grammy in 2005 for Best Rock
    Album along with 5 other Grammy nominations. The
    song "American Idiot" was featured in the video
    game Madden NFL 2005. The band at the moment are
    touring, promoting the album with a largely
    failing dates, continuing the theatrics of the
    shows from the Warning and Shenanigans tours by
    featuring a horn section dressed as a pink rabbit
    and a bumblebee, Billie Joe donning a crown and
    silk cape for the song "King For A Day" and
    drawn-out performances of certain songs like
    "Hitchin' a Ride" and "Minority", where Billie
    Joe uses the instrumental sections to make
    popcorn with the crowd, a staple of Green Day's
    blue live performances. They also perform covers
    of the songs "We are the Champions" by Queen,
    "Shout (song)" by Otis Day the Knights.
    Many long-time Green Day fans felt uncomfortable
    and even threatened when American Idiot was
    released. The music was much more accessible, and
    was occasionally mistaken by younger music fans
    and so called posers who had previously been
    oblivious to Green Day's work, for the 'boybands
    with guitars' style of Busted and McFly. This was
    particularly insulting, as some would argue that
    such boybands exploit the very things that made
    the likes of Green Day, and later Blink-182,
    strike a chord with young audiences and mimic
    them in a contrived and insincere way, in what
    amounts to no more than a marketing ploy.

Members of Green Day
  • 1.Billie Joe Armstrong

2.Micheal Ryan Pritchard
3.Frank Edwin Wright III
4.Jason White
5.John Kiffmeyer
The Superstar of Green Day - Billie (basic info)
  •  FULL NAME Billie Joe Armstrong
     AGE/BIRTHDATE 33 born February 17, 1972
     HOMETOWN Rodeo, California, USA  EYE COLOR
    Green  NATURAL HAIR COLOR Reddish Brown
    Adrienne Nesser (July 2, 1994)  CHILDREN
    Joseph Marciano born in March of 1995, and Jakob
    Danger born September of 1998.  FAMILY
    Billie's father, Andy, died of cancer when he was
    10 years old (September 1982). His mom, Ollie,
    raised him from then on. He has 5 older siblings
    (David, Allen, Marcy, Holly, and Anna).  WHEELS
    A black BMW convertible.  INSTRUMENTS
    Guitar, harmonica, mandolin, drums, piano, and
    most recently, the saxophone.  RECORD COMPANY
    Billie and Adrienne have co-ownership of Adeline
    Records.  OTHER BANDS Billie still plays with
    Pinhead Gunpowder. He has also played with The
    Influents, Corrupted Morals, Rancid, the
    Lookouts, Goodbye Harry, and Blatz.

  • Childhood
  • One of the influental people in punk rock
    music, as he was ranked, Billie Joe, was born on
    February 17, 1972 in Rodeo, California, as the
    youngest of 6 children. His dad, Andy, was a jazz
    musician and a truck driver for safeway, who
    passed away of lung cancer, in September 1982,
    Billie Joe was only 10. His mother was a waitress
    at a restaurant called Rod's Hickory Pit. As far
    as he started to talk he also began to sing and
    got used to go around to hospitals and sing to
    patients to cheer them up! Billie Joe's first
    song was Look For Love. When he was 5, he
    recorded this song for the locally based Fiat
  • Apperance
  • Billie has green eyes. His hair color is
    naturally brown, but through the years has gone
    many coolers ranging from blue to blond. He
    currently has black hair. He is 5'6. He once had
    a nose ring, which he no longer wears as it kept
    getting caught on his guitar. He has the names of
    his family tattooed on his arms, also 5 piercing
    which can all be found in the ear.
  • Sweet children
  • At the age of 10, Billie Joe met Mike
    in the school canteen and they got hooked up on
    punk rock music... Soon after they had formed
    their first band named Sweet Children. At the age
    of 11 Billie Joe got his first guitar he called
    Blue, as a present from his father. At 14 he
    wrote his first song was a song named Why Do You
    Want Him? (This can be found on 1039 Smoothed Out
    Slappy Hours, track 12). This song was about
    Billie Joe's mum, and how his step dad who he and
    his fellow siblings hated. It's obvious that
    Billie Joe's biggest love was music so he dropped
    out of school to devote to the band.
  • Green Day
  • As soon as band's first drummer Al
    Sobrante quit the band in a purpose of going to
    college, was quickly replaced by Tre Cool. Who
    was at the time playing with the lookouts. Then
    Sweet Children was renamed Green Day. In a matter
    of time they were playing around the country,
    traveling in a bookmobilie driven by Tres's
    father. In 1997 (Just after the release of
    Nimrod) Green day played a show at tower records,
    the show only last 40 minuets. During this time
    they totally wrecked the place, which cost up to
    50,000 the band however were not charged.

  • Family
  • Billie Joe's dad died when he was
    only 11. In 1990 in Minneapolis Billie Joe caught
    a glimpse of Adrienne for the first time. They
    got married on July 2, 1994, there service only
    lasted 5 minutes!! The next day came another
    little surprise, Adrienne was pregnant!! Now they
    have 2 kids, I mean, 2 sons, Joseph Marciano who
    was born on March, 1995 and Jakob Danger, born on
    September 12, 1998.
  • Some interesting Facts
  • I believe that you'd be interested in
    the first album Billie Joe bought.. It was Elvis
    Presley's The Sun Sessions. I guess you'd agree
    with me that Billie Joe is known for his odd and
    amusing actions on the stage and kinda rebellious
    sense of humor. I think you know that bit I'll
    mention it anyway, Billie Joe is co-founder and
    partial owner of the independent label Adeline
    Records. He's a member of a band named Pinhead
    Gunpowder. He was also member of Blatz, Rancid,
    The Lookouts, Goodbye Harry, Corrupted Morals.
    When Billie Joe was in high school he was given
    the nick name "2 bill" because he used to sell
    joints for 2! On the topic of joints, he smoked
    his first joint with his best friends mum.
  • Guitars
  • Speaking of his guitars, he has since
    had a copy of Blue made by Fender. It's just like
    the original one but with different stickers on.
    Billie Joe's original Blue had two single-coil
    pick ups and a Seymour Duncan "Jeff Beck"
    Humbucker pick up. Billie Joe has a Fender
    Jazzmaster, a sonic blue Fender Jagstang, a
    Gibson classic Series ES-135 and ES-335, an SG,
    Rickenbacker, and a Guild sunburst
    acoustic(Played in the good ridance video). And
    to play them lovely gutiars he uses a Dunlop
    Tortex standard size (0.88mm) picks.

Basic info Mike.
  • Name Micheal Ryan PritchardDate/place of
    birth 5.4.1972 / Rodeo, California Zodiac Sign
    Taurus Band position bass player, backing
    vocals Plays bass, guitar, drums, farfisa,
    baseball bat.. Songs he has written Emenius
    Sleepus, J.A.R., Scumbag, Ha Ha You're Dead,
    Nobody Likes You (from Homecoming) Other bands
    The Frustrators, Screeching Weasel, Crummy
    Musicians, Squirtgun Current Residence Oakland,
    California Mike owns a BMW and likes to show it

Mike Dirnt
  •   Difficult childhood
  • Mike Dirnt (actually, Micheal Ryan
    Pritchard) was born in California on May 4th,
    1972, to a heroin-addicted mother. When Dirnt was
    seven, his adoptive parents divorced (since then,
    they have gotten back together), and Dirnt
    bounced between the two until finally settling in
    with his adoptive mom and older sister. That,
    too, was short lived, and soon Dirnt struck out
    on his own, working, among a handful of jobs, at
    Rod's Hickery Pit where Billie Joe's mom was a
    waitress. He had a difficult childhood but let's
    say it this way, Billie Joe brightened up his
    life. They met each other in the school canteen
    at the age of 10 and Mike got used to go to
    Billie Joe's house to play guitar. Mike and
    Billie Joe (dream team) did a load of covers
    together and Mike decided to switch to bass.
    Dirnt rented a room on the side of Billie Joe's
    house when he was 15. Unlike Billie Joe, who was
    expelled from 2 schools and eventually dropped
    out, Mike got good grades in school, and even
    completed a few courses at a local community
    college. In 1986, Mike and Billie Joe founded
    their first band called Sweet Children which, in
    1989, changed its name to Green Day. Eventually
    Billie Joe and Mike moved out and lived in a punk
    rock commune called Seventh Street (some sources
    say that they dedicated a song called Welcome To
    Paradise to that place).
  • Family
  • Mike married his girlfriend Anastacia
    in August of 1996, they now have a daughter named
    Estelle Desiree born in April 1997. The
    pressures of being in Green Day have become to
    much for Mike and Anastacia marriage to withstand
    and they got divorced. Unfortunatellt, they
    couldnt patch the things up but they are still
    good friends and Mike also re married in 2004
    to Sarah, but that too was cut short because he
    was spending to much time in the studio. World
    is, he is currently engaged, but it all could
    just be rumors.

Other bands He also played for
Screeching Weasel, Crummy Musicians, Squirtgun,
and still plays with The Frustrators, who are
signed by Adeline records, the company co-owned
by fellow band mate Billie Joe. But Green Day
needed him the most soo...
  • Mikes Caffine mad!
  • Many fans know by now that Moke loves
    star buck coffee... He actually opened a cafe in
    Oakland, California and sells a lot of coffe
    there too, star bucks style people.
  • Guitars
  • All of Green Day freaks would be batty
    at me for not mentioning Mikes bass. The Mike
    Drint Precision Basse has been designed to Mikes
    unique specifications and comes in three colours
    two colour Sunburst, Black and Vintage White so
    if you tend to buy one... Way to go He also uses
    the Fender 62 American Standard Precision Basse
    and a Gibson G-3 Bass. He also uses a Mesa\Boggie
    Bassis M-2000 amp and custom made 6x10 and 1x18
    Mesa\Boogie cabinets. He plays Ernie Ball
    strings, and he custom made yellow Dunlop, 73 mm
    picks. So long!

Frank Edwin Wright III
  • FULL NAME Frank Edwin Wright III
    AGE/BIRTHDATE 32 born December 9, 1972
    HOMETOWN Willits, California, USA EYE COLOR
    5'6 (?) MARTIAL STATUS Married his long time
    girlfriend Lisea Lyons in March of 1995. They
    divorced sometime after. In May 2000, he married
    Claudia. In 2003, he and Claudia broke up.
    CHILDREN Ramona, born January 1995 to
    ex-wife, Lisea Lyons Frankito ("Little Frank"),
    born 2001 to Claudia. FAMILY Tre grew up
    with his father and 2 siblings. He now lives in
    Oakland, California with his ex-wife, Claudia,
    and son, Frankito. WHEELS A SUV.
    INSTRUMENTS Drums, the accordion, and the
    guitar. OTHER BANDS Tre has also played with
    The Lookouts, Sreeching Weasels, and Samiam.

  • Frank Edwin Wright III was born
    December 9, 1972 in Frankfurt, Germany, making
    him the youngest member of Green Day. He lived in
    the Mendocino mountains, California with his dad
    and his 2 older siblings. His dad, a helicopter
    pilot in Vietnam, decided to move the family
    there to insulate them upon his return to the
    United States. Tre's closest neighbor was none
    other than Lookout! Records owner Lawrence
    Livermore, who also owned the punk band the
    Lookouts. At age 12, Livermore recruited Tre to
    join The Lookouts, and that's when Livermore gave
    him the name of Tre Cool (which means Very Cool
    in French). After Green Day's first tour around
    the country (following the release of 39/Smooth),
    John Kriftmeyer decided to leave Green Day.
    Looking no farther than Gilman Street, Billie Joe
    and Mike recruited Tre, who was already a 5 year
    veteran of the Gilman Street scene.
  • Tre decided to drop out of high
    school his sophmore year. However, he did pass an
    equivalency test and earned his GED, and he even
    began taking classes at a nearby community
    college. He had to drop out of college however,
    when the demands of Green Day's touring
    intensified. Tre's father, who owns a small
    trucking company, overhauled a used bookmobile,
    and even served as the driver on three seperate
    tours. Frank Wright. "On their first tour or two,
    it was more of a party than anything else. I
    still scratch my head and say, 'How in the hell
    did they make it?' They used to practice in my
    living room here - a lot of the songs they did on
    Dookie. You hear it coming together, and you
    don't expect people are going to go out and buy
    it. But when it does, you just say, 'Wow, that's
    so cool.'
  • Tre had a daughter named Ramona in
    January of 1995, then he married his long time
    girlfriend Lisea Lyons in March. Him and Lisea
    are divorced now, but Tre remarried in May of
    2000, to Claudia. Claudia and him have a son
    named Frankito, which means "Little Frank". Tre
    and Claudia divorced in 2003, but they still live
    together with Frankito in Oakland, California.
    Recently, Tre has been linked to Donna C.,
    drummer of The Donnas, however they are no longer

Jason White
    31 born November 11, 1973 HOMETOWN Little
    Rock, Arkansas, USA.  EYE COLOR Blue  NATURAL
    STATUS Jason recently got married in February
    2005. INSTRUMENTS Guitar and bass.  RECORD
    COMPANY Co-founder of Adeline Records. OTHER
    BANDS Pinhead Gunpowder, The Influents, Chino
  • and The Big Cats.

  • Adeline Records
  • Jason met Billie Joe when he moved
    California and lived in the Bay area. They soon
    became good friends and started a record company
    named Adeline Records with Adrienne Armstrong
    (Billie Joe's wife), Jim Thiebaud and Lynn
    Parker. As well as co-owning a record company
    with Billie Joe he is also in a band with him,
    Pinhead Gunpowder, where he plays guitar and
    vocals. Jason joined Pinhead Gunpowder in 1995 to
    replace Mike Kersh. On the album 'Shoot the Moon'
    Jason wrote 'Cabot Gal'. He and Bill Schneider
    (bass) wanted to try something new, recruiting
    Bill's brother, Greg Schneider (vocals and
    guitar) and Willie Samuels (drums) of The
    Receivers. Jason and Greg began writing songs and
    sharing the vocal duties - sometimes
    collaborating, other times bringing in their own
    compositions. After taking their time working and
    playing together for a little over a year, and
    after only a handful of live shows, they went in
    and self-recorded and produced their debut album,
    'Check Please', in the summer of 2000. The
    articles and reviews came in. They were taken
    back by the praise it was receiving in the press
    and in magazines from all over the globe. 'Check
    please' was a Top Five Artist Pick in Rolling
    Stone and a Top 10 Best Seller at local chain
    Rasputin's that same year.
  • Green Day
  • Soon Billie Joe needed his help on an
    album (Jason to the rescue) and became second
    guitarist for Green Day on the Warning album to
    add a richer sound. If that wasn't enough he then
    played on tour with Green Day on the Pop
    Disaster, Warning and American Idiot tours. Green
    Day must like this guy a lot as he has appeared
    in two of their videos, When I Come Around, he's
    the guy kissing his, then, girlfriend by the car
    whilst that man is perving on them, and their
    most recent Wake Me up When September Ends. Whist
    playing with Green Day he likes to stay out of
    the spotlight. He says "I'm just a helping hand
    to the band it's all about them three" A lot of
    people have been wondering and saying that he is
    the fourth member now but that isn't true at all
    and isn't planning to be. Billie Joe has said
    "He'll be playing with us for this tour, but
    we're not going to a four-member band from now
    on." Jasons going to carry on working with Green
    Day whilst they are on the American Idiot tour,
    after that he is going to be recording new
    material with The Influents

John Kiffmeyer
  • Name John Kiffmeyer
  • Date / place of birth ?Family wife
    GretaBand position ex drummerPlays drumsSong
    he has written I Was ThereOther bands Ne'er Do
  • Early Days
  • Al Sobrante was the original drummer
    for Green Day (then Sweet Children). He drummed
    on 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and several
    other EP's. He did one tour with them and then
    dropped out to go to college. After that he
    produced Kerplunk and seemed to drop off the face
    of the earth.
  • Underground bands
  • However he has been seen around
    Berkeley 'hanging out, drinking beer, and playing
    in underground bands'. As for Ne'er Do Wells they
    changed their name to the Hi-fives and he no
    longer plays for them.
  • Family
  • John now lives in San Francisco with
    his wife Greta (they were married in the summer
    of '94). And as far as we know he no longer plays

"1039/Smoothed Out
Slappy hours"
  • Release Date April 19, 1991 Track
    Listing 1. At the Library 2. Don't Leave Me
    3. I Was There 4. Disappearing Boy 5. Green
    Day 6. Going to Pasalacqua 7. 16 8. Road to
    Acceptance 9. Rest 10. The Judge's Daughter
    11. Paper Laterns 12. Why Do You Want Him? 13.
    409 in Your Coffeemaker 14. Knowledge 15. 1,000
    Hours 16. Dry Ice 17. Only Of You 18. The One
    That I Want 19. I Want to Be Alone

  • Release Date January 17, 1992 Track
    Listing 1. 2,000 Light Years Away 2. One for
    the Razorbacks 3. Welcome to Paradise 4.
    Christie Road 5. Private Ale 6. Dominated Love
    Slave 7. One of My Lies 8. 80 9. Andriod 10.
    No One Knows 11. Who Wrote Holden Caulfield 12.
    Words I Might Have Ate 13. Sweet Children 14.
    Best Thing In Town 15. Strangeland 16. My


  • Release Date February 1, 1994 Track Listing
    1. Burnout 2. Having a Blast 3. Chump 4.
    Longview 5. Welcome to Paradise 6. Pulling
    Teeth 7. Basket Case 8. She 9. Sassafras Roots
    10. When I Come Around 11. Coming Clean 12.
    Emenius Sleepus 13. In the End 14. F.O.D. (Fuck
    Off and Die) 15. All by Myself

  • Release Date October 10, 1995 Track
    Listing 1. Armatage Skanks 2. Brat 3. Stuck
    With Me 4. Geek Stink Breath 5. No Pride 6.
    Bab's Uvula Who? 7. 86 8. Panic Song 9. Stuart
    and the Ave 10. Brain Stew 11. Jaded 12.
    Westbound Sign 13. Tight Wad Hill 14. Walking

  • Release Date October 14, 1997 Track
    Listing 1. Nice Guys Finish Last 2. Hitchin' a
    Ride 3. The Grouch 4. Reduntant 5. Scattered
    6. All the Time 7. Worry Rock 8. Platypus (I
    Hate You) 9. Uptight 10. Last Ride In
    (Instrumental) 11. Jinx 12. Haushinka 13.
    Walking Alone 14. Reject 15. Take Back 16.
    King for a Day 17. Good Riddance (Time of Your
    Life) 18. Prosthetic Head

Here you can find the text of some songs. Choose
the lyrics.
Boulevard of broken dreams
Wake me up when September ends
Basket case
  • American Idiot

"Boulevard of broken dreams"
  • I walk a lonely road The only one that I have
    ever known Don't know where it goes But it's
    home to me and I walk alone I walk this empty
    street On the boulevard of broken dreams Where
    the city sleeps And I'm the only one and I walk
    alone I walk alone I walk alone I walk alone
    I walk a My shadow's the only one that walks
    beside me My shallow heart's the only thing
    that's beating Sometimes I wish someone out
    there will find me Til then I walk alone I'm
    walking down the line That divides me somewhere
    in my mind On the borderline of the edge And
    where I walk alone Read between the lines of
    what's Fucked up and everything's alright Check
    my vital signs to know I'm still alive And I
    walk alone
  • I walk alone I walk alone I walk alone I
    walk a
  • My shadow's the only one that walks beside
    me My shallow heart's the only thing that's
    beating Sometimes I wish someone out there will
    find me Til then I walk alone I walk alone I
    walk a I walk this empty street On the
    boulevard of broken dreams Where the city sleeps
    And I'm the only one and I walk a My shadow's
    the only one that walks beside me My shallow
    heart's the only thing that's beating Sometimes
    I wish someone out there will find me Til then I
    walk alone

  • Hear the sound of the falling rain, Coming
    down like and Armageddon flame, The shame, The
    ones who died without a name, Hear the dogs
    howling out of key, To a hymn called "Faith and
    Misery", And bleed the company lost the war
    today I beg to dream and differ, From the
    hollow lies, This is the dawning of the rest of
    our lives On Holiday Hear the drum pounding
    out of time, Another protester has crossed the
    line, To find the money's on the other side,
    Can I get another Amen? There's a flag wrapped
    around the score of men, A gag, A plastic bag
    on a monument
  • The representative from California has the
    floor Zieg Heil to the president gas man,
    Bombs away is your punishment, Pulverize the
    Eiffel towers, Who criticize your government,
    Bang, Bang goes the broken glass, Kill all the
    fags that don't agree, Trials by fire setting
    fire, Is not a way that's meant for me, Just
    cause, Just cause because we're outlaws, yeah!
    I beg to dream and differ, From the hollow
    lies, This is the dawning of the rest of our
    lives, I beg to dream and differ, From the
    hollow lies, This is the dawning of the rest of
    our lives This is our lives on holiday

"American Idiot"
  • Don't wanna be an American idiot Don't
    want a nation under the new mania And can you
    hear the sound of hysteria The subliminal mind
    fuck America Welcome to a new kind of tension
    All across the alien nation Where everything
    isn't meant to be okay Television dreams of
    tomorrow We're not the ones meant to follow For
    that's enough to argue Maybe I am the faggot
    America I'm not a part of a redneck agenda Now
    everybody do the propaganda And sing along to
    the age of paranoia Welcome to a new kind of
    tension All across the alien nation Everything
    isn't meant to be okay Television dreams of
    tomorrow We're not the ones meant to follow For
    that's enough to argue
  • Don't want to be an American idiot One
    nation controlled by the media Information age
    of hysteria Calling out to idiot America
    Welcome to a new kind of tension All across the
    alien nation Everything isn't meant to be okay
    Television dreams of tomorrow We're not the
    ones meant to follow For that's enough to argue

Wake me up when September ends
  • Summer has come and passedThe innocent can
    never lastWake me up when September endsLike
    my fathers come to passSeven years has gone so
    fastWake me up when September endsHere comes
    the rain againFalling from the starsDrenched in
    my pain againBecoming who we areAs my memory
    restsBut never forgets what I lostWake me up
    when September endsSummer has come and
    passedThe innocent can never lastWake me up
    when September ends
  • Ring out the bells againLike we did when spring
    beganWake me up when September endsHere comes
    the rain againFalling from the starsDrenched in
    my pain againBecoming who we areAs my memory
    restsBut never forgets what I lostWake me up
    when September endsSummer has come and
    passedThe innocent can never lastWake me up
    when September endsLike my father's come to
    passTwenty years has gone so fastWake me up
    when September ends

"Basket case"
  • Do you have the time to listen to me whine
    About NOTHING and EVERYTHING all at once I am
    one of those Melodramatic fools Neurotic to the
    bone No doubt about it Sometimes I give myself
    the CREEPS Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me
    It all keeps adding up I think I'm CRACKING UP
    Am I just PARANOID? I'm just STONED I went to
    a shrink To analyze my dreams SHE says it's
    lack of sex that's bringing me down I went to a
    whore HE said my life's a bore And quit my
    whining cause it's bringing HER down Grasping
    to CONTROL So you BETTER hold on


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Some Green Days albums
  • 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy hours

American Idiot
First Green Days album
  • Green Day's first album, was released
  • later that year. Shortly after its
  • Sobrante quit the bandand, as I said,
  • Kerplunk was quickly replaced with Tre
    Cool who became
  • the band's permanent drummer.
  • In that time they changed their name to
  • Green Day. Yep, they owe their name to CA
    slang, actually kinda
  • humorous name for wasting your day smoking
  • Released under Lookout! Records. Recorded
    at Art of Ears Studio, San Francisco. Produced by
    Andy Ernst and Green Day. All lyrics by Billie
    Joe, except Knowledge, which is a cover by
    Operation Ivy. 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours is
    a combination of the vinyl EPs Slappy and 1,000
    Hours. This album is the only entire album that
    features John Kiffmeyer on drums. He later quits
    the band and Tre Cool joins the band.

Second Green Days album
  • Throughout the early 1990, Green Day
    continued to cultivate a cult following, which
    only gained strength with the release of their
    second album Kerplunk, 1992's. The underground
    success of Kerplunk led to a wave of interest
    from mayor record labels the band eventually
    decided to sign with Reprise Records.
  • Released under Lookout! Records.
    Recorded in May September 1991 at Art of Ears
    Studio, San Francisco. Produced by Andy Ernst and
    Green Day. All lyrics written by Billie Joe
    Armstrong, except for My Generation written by
    Pete Townshend for The Who, Dominated Love Slave,
    written and sung by Tre Cool, and Sweet Children,
    by Billie Joe and Mike Dirnt. Drums for tracks 13
    - 16 by John Kiffmeyer.

Next album - "Dookie"
  • Released by Reprise Records. Produced
    by Rob Cavallo and Green Day.
  • All lyrics by Billie Joe, except Emenius
    Sleepus, which was written by Mike.
  • Green Day's mayor label debut was released
    in the spring of 1994.
  • Dookie The album continued to gain
    momentum throughout the summer, with the another
    single Basket Case, spending 5 weeks on the top
    of the American modern rock charts. At the end of
    summer, the band stole the show at Woodstock 1994
    which helped the sales of Dookie increase. By the
    time the 4th single When I Come Around began its
    7 weeks stay at number 1 in the modern rock
    charts in
  • early 1995, Dookie has sold over 5 million
    copies in the USA alone it
  • would eventually top 8 million in America,
    selling over 12 million
  • copies internationally. Dookie also won a
    Grammy in for best
  • alternative music performance of 1994.
  • An interesting fact about Dookie is
    that on the back of the original copies, it
    showed a crowd holding up a stuffed Ernie doll
    from Sesame Street.
  • The band had to later reprint Dookie's
    back minus Ernie because they were threatened
    with lawsuits. Also some copies of Dookie come
    with a brown tray for the CD.

  • Day quickly followed Dookie with
    Insomniac in the fall of charts with J.A.R.,
    their contribution to the soundtrack of the movie
    Angus. Insomniac performed well initually,
    entering the U.S. charts at number 2, and selling
    over 2 million copies by the spring of 1996, yet
    none ofits singles, including the rado favorite
    Brain Stew/Jaded, were as popular as those from
  • In the spring of 1996, Green Day cancelled
    an European tour, claiming exhaustion. Released
    by Reprise Records.
  • All lyrics by Billie Joe. Produced by
    Rob Cavallo and Green Day. The artwork for this
    album is titled "God Told Me To Skin You Alive",
    by Winston Smith.

  • Released by Reprise Records. All lyrics by Billie
    Joe. Produced by Rob Cavallo and Green Day.
  • Following the cancellation, the band spent
    the rest of the year resting
  • and writing new material. The end result is what
    was called the best
  • album of their career Nimrod. Nimrod
    was well received by most critics and fans. The
    album sold 80,000 copies in its first week to
    land at 10 on the Billboard charts. The first
    single from Nimrod was Hitchin a Ride. The
    single made it to 5 on the modern rock charts and
    was in
  • heavy rotation on Much Music and MTV. The next
    single the band
  • released would not make it to 1 but it's now
  • probably the most well known song Green Day ever
    wrote. Featuring
  • Billie Joe on accoustic guitar and vocals, Good
    Riddance (Time Of Your
  • Life) became the song to play in any remotely sad
    situation. The song
  • was even used on the final episode of the hit TV
    show Seinfeld (the
  • most watched finale in the history of TV). Along
    with Seinfeld, the
  • song was also played on 2 episodes of E.R..
    Nimrod has sold just over 2
  • million, the lowest sales total out of their 3
    mayor label albums, but
  • it probably garnered the band more respect than
    they could have
  • expected with another Dookie or Insomniac.

The lastest Green Day album American idiot
Release Date September 21, 2004 Track Listing
This album was released by Reprise
Records. Produced by Rob Cavallo and Green Day.
There is also a limited special edition
verison, which contains a 52 page color book.
1. American Idiot 2. Jesus Of Suburbia 3.
Holiday 4. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams 5. Are We
The Waiting 6. St. Jimmy 7. Give Me Novacain
8. She's A Rebel 9. Extraordinary Girl 10.
Letterbomb 11. Wake Me Up When September Ends
12. Homecoming 13. Whatsername
Click on the picture.
Billie Joe's Tattoos
Here is a list of all the known tattoos of the
guys of Green Day.
1. Right arm Adrienne's (his wife) name, a
vine, and 2 angels facing each other and praying
(Jesus Christ Superstar logo). 2. Left arm A
baby smoking a cigar, a clown bracelet (clowns
holding hands), E.B.P.M. (East Bay Punk Mafia)
with a star on each side. 3. Left arm Jakob's
(his son) name in block letters with a soccer
ball, stars, and rockets around it.
4. Right arm All Ages written with a star
on each side, the Japanese symbols for pot and
pinhead, the Riverdales logo (the 27 with the
circle around it), Joseph's (his son) name. 5.
Right arm Looks like a photostrip of his wife,
Adrienne. 6. Waist/Hips The number 80 on the
left side, PUNX on the right side (not shown).
Mike's Tattoos
1. Left shoulder/arm Building blocks, a
cross with a pyramid that has an eye in the
middle, water with a can that says "Product of
East Bay", a key with a heart at the end. 2.
Right shoulder/arm Estelle's (his daughter) name
with yellow and red stars, E.B.P.M. (East Bay
Punk Mafia) with a smilie face on the left side
and a sad face on other side, a picture of 45 RPM
adaptor for playing vinyls, the face from
1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. 3. Right leg A
tribal around his ankle.
4. Left shoulder/arm A dagger with a snake
around it with the word "brother" inside of it
(Jason Andrew Relva, a friend who died in a car
accident, had the same tattoo), the Screeching
Weasel's symbol (inside right arm). 5. Right
upper arm The skull and cross symbol for the
Frustrators. 6. Right arm The Japanese symbol
for pot, another Japanese symbol
Tre's Tattoos
  • 1. Right shoulder E.B.P.M. (East Bay Punk
    Mafia), a broken window with a TV falling through
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