Green Day is a pop punk band based in California, USA, consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong on lead vocals and guitar; Mike Dirnt, born Michael Ryan Pritchard, on Bass and backing vocals; and , born Frank Edwin Wright III, on drums. Close associate Jason White
(from Little Rock,Arkansas) has served as a second guitarist on the tours supporting their 2000 and 2004 albums. Musician Jason Freese has played a variety of instruments with the band, including keyboards on tour.
Billie Joe and Mike began the band as ‘Sweet Children’ near San Francisco, CA in 1987. In 1989, they changed the band’s name to ‘Green Day.’ After the original drummer Al Sobrante (John Kiffmeyer) left for college in 1990, Tré Cool joined the band. Green Day released two albums, 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk! with Lookout! Records before their breakthrough album, Dookie, was released in 1994 under Reprise Records. Just before this release however, many feared the end of Green Day as Billie Joe was at the time spending more and more time playing in his Status Quo t...