Not many bands or artists are fortunate enough to make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with their first nomination. Here are 10 great songs that helped them get there. As a galloping, angst-laden diatribe against governments that silence dissent, 'Holiday' touched a nerve for many young people coming of age during the second President Bush era and the rising quagmire of the Iraq War. For a band that cut its teeth on punk, the mere thought of releasing a nine-minute song would have been sacrilege to Green Day back in the day. But by , they had matured quite a bit in the decade leading up to 'American Idiot. It also features one of the coolest bass intros in rock history. Besides the daily grind of incessant travel, it also causes strains on relationships, which is exactly what Billie Joe Armstrong sings about on 'When I Come Around. With a Grammy for Record of the Year, a No. Lyrical visions of loneliness set against a backdrop of lush instrumentation and vocal harmonies proved to be too much for music fans to resist. Replete with acoustic guitars and a lush string interlude, the song also marks the first major instance of the group taking a huge leap away from what people expected from them.
Billie Joe Armstrong's recent onstage freak-out and subsequent trip to rehab are only going to be minor bumps in the road. His band still has three albums coming out over the next few months, and they still have a world tour in the works. We figured this was a good time to find out your favorite Green Day songs. The response was huge. Here are the results. Green Day originally cut "Welcome to Paradise" for their indie disc Kerplunk , but when they signed to Warner Bros. The song was inspired by the group's early days when they dropped out of school and moved out of their parents' homes to face the real world. He just looked at me and said, 'Who are you? Green Day's fourth LP, Insomniac , didn't have quite the same impact as Dookie , but that album was so massive it took them a full 10 years to craft something as memorable. Brain Stew was originally the band's nickname for their friend James Washburn.
20. Macy’s Day Parade (Warning, 2000)
Billie Joe Armstrong remembers asking his guitar teacher a question that would change his life. Some hits have come to him in five minutes, others take longer. Which is par for the course, because nobody digs deeper than Billie. In conversation, Armstrong is friendly, but also a little reserved, taking long pauses between answers about his process. This one felt like a different version of who I am.
The following is a list of songs recorded by the American punk rock band Green Day. Since their first single in , the band has gone on to release over songs. This list includes songs from studio albums , compilation albums and singles , along with covers and known unreleased tracks. Songs recorded by any of the band's side projects are not included. Originally titled " Stuck With Me ". Originally, from Cigarettes and Valentines [ citation needed ]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.