The Band Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986, by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt.
At their core, Green day was simply a punk rock band that recharged the energy of speedy, catchy three corded punk pop songs. There new type of punk pop album Dookie gave a new meaning to pop music in the late 70s. As many of the old punk music creators where settling down into retirement Green day was at the forefront of popular music albums like the Grammy winning American Idiot. In the early 90s Green days second hit single "basket Case" spent 5 weeks on top of the American Modern rock Charts. When Green day issued American Idiot, (an aggressive rock opera) in 2004 It was a multi-platinum Grammy award winner, but through there succsess they also had problems, in the September of 2012 on the weekend prior to the relese date of there new album ¡Uno! Billie Joe Armstrong (The lead Vocalist and Guitarist) had an on stage break down during the set they played on the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas. Days later it was announced that he entered rehab for undisclosed substance abuse, Very shortly after that The band had to cancel there plans for the tour in 2013. Since then they have gradually regained there self and have just released there new album Revolution Radio