In its embryonic form, Green Day started as Sweet Children, formed by childhood friends Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt. With the addition of Al Sobrante on drums in 1989, the band changed its name to the one we all know and love today.
Heavily-influenced by the likes of the Clash, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, Green Day spat out its first album, Dookie, to critical acclaim. A fusion of punk, pop and screw-you-attitude, they became an underground favourite on the California hardcore scene.
Since then, Green Day has evolved, musically and in attitude. American Idiot saw them dip their toes into the waters of political and social commentary, while 2016’s Revolution Radio combined radio-friendly punk tunes with stark and incisive lyrics dealing with difficult subjects, most notably on Bang Bang.
Never afraid to say what they see, Green Day is one of ‘90s punk’s most enduring bands. Green Day collector’s pictures are a big hit with the fans, and we have a fabulous selection spanning their entire musical career.