Green Day is a rock band that has been around since 1989. Their first cd dropped in 1990. The members are Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool. I think they are a great band, but when their new cd "American Idiot" came out, a bunch of poseurs started to listen to them, without knowing or caring about what their lyrics mean or that they had been around before many of them were even born. Alot of true fans blame "American Idiot" for causing so many poseurs, but i think it's the media's fault. Green Day's new cd may be more pop-ish than their older stuff, but rock music itself has recently become very mainstream.
poseur- "Have you heard that new band, Green Day?"
me- "Dude, they had 8 other cd's before their new one!"
poseur- "Whatever, but that Holiday" song is so cool!"
me- "Do you even know who they're talking about?"
poseur- "No, TRL didn't say anything about that."
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