Feb 11, 2013
With 11 studio albums released and over 70 million copies sold worldwide during their 25-year old career, Green Day has survived reviews (both good and bad ones), commercial declines, drug abuses and depressions, just to mention a few issues.
Green Day arose from the Northern California underground punk scene when Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt began playing together when they were only 14 years old (they were first known as Sweet Children). A few years later, they were releasing their debut record ‘39/Smooth‘, but it wasn’t until 1994 when their album ‘Dookie‘ saw commercial success, thanks in part to a extensive broadcast of their videos on MTV (at that time, they actually used to air music videos). 18 years later the band has won countless awards including 6 Billboard, 2 BRITs, 5 Grammys, 11 VMAs; plus many successful side projects that came along the release of ‘American Idiot‘ (including a Broadway musical), which is probably one of the best records of the past decade.
In the present, things may not seem so good for the band after Billie Joe Armstrong had to postpone their entire tour to enter rehab after an onstage explosion during a music festival in Las Vegas. But things aren’t that bad at all. The band released 3 studio albums (‘¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’, ‘¡Tré!‘ plus the documentary ‘¡QUATRO!’) in less than 4 months. They have not received the same acceptance as their last records, but this is a normal behavior with bands of their category. Let’s face it, we all criticize bands with long careers because “their new music isn’t as good as the old songs”. We still can rescue some really good songs from those 3 albums. Besides, Billie Joe is almost done with his rehab, “I’m getting better every day,” Armstrong says. “So now, without further ado, the show must go on.“.
So without further ado, we leave you with the best 10 singles from Green Day, made by our collaborator Bernardo Aguilera. Watch it below and let us know what you think. Which songs did we missed?
US Tour dates:
March 28: Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
March 29: Moline, IL @ i wireless Center
March 31: Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
April 1: Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
April 3: Philadelphia, PA @ Liacouras Center
April 4: Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
April 6: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
April 7: Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
April 9: Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Center
April 11: Toronto, ONT @ Air Canada Centre
April 12: Quebec City, QUE @ Colisee Pepsi
April 16: Berkeley, Calif. @ Greek Theatre*
April 18: Los Angeles, Calif @ Los Angeles Sports Arena
*Pre-sale tickets will be made available first to members of the band’s official fan club, Idiot Club, on February 13 at 12PM PST.