An American rock
band formed in 1987. The band consists of Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (Backup vocals and bass
guitar) and Tre Cool (drums).
After releasing the album "American Idiot", they gained a great deal of popularity. The album deals
with the George
Bush era and the Iraq
war, as well as being a teenager in disadvantaged
areas of America and thus being without prospects for the future.
Their latest album, "21st Century
with the economic
crisis, war and religious fanaticism amongst other themes. Although musically their latest album is not considered to be as strong as "American Idiot", it's lyrics are very advanced.
Green Day are different to many other modern bands in that they sing
and play music about the objective
world, about relevant issues which affect a lot of people.