A very popular pop-punk band formed in 88 in the Bay area.
Green Day members include Billie Joe Armstrong (Lead singer and guitarist), Frank Wright III (better known as Tre Cool, drummer) and Mike Pritchard (better known as Mike Dirnt, bassist). Many say that Green Day invented pop-punk and have inspired other pop-punk bands to start. Green Day release their first EP (1000 Hours) in 91, but had their first big hit (Dookie) in 94. Hit songs include, Basket Case, Brain Stew, When I Come Around, 409 In Your Coffeemaker, Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) and most recently Wake Me Up When September Ends.