Green Day
Green Day
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


It was 1988 and I was in a band called the Lookouts with this neighbor kid named Tre Cool. Tre said there was going to be this great party for us to play at, and this new band called Sweet Children was going to come up from the Bay Area to play too. The party turned out to be a fiasco: an unheated, unlit cabin in the backwoods mountains of Northern California with about five bored high school kids sitting around waiting to be entertained. Sweet Children, which was made up of two 16 year olds named Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt, and Al Sobrante, the ex-drummer of Isocracy, played to those five kids as if they were the Beatles at Shea Stadium. It was only their third or fourth show ever, but I said right then that I was going to make a record with these guys. By the time that record happened the next spring, they'd changed their name to Green Day. A couple years later, after the Lookouts broke up, Tre became their new drummer and... well, unless you've been in a coma the past few years, you know the rest...