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Mar 12, 2008 | 4:32 PM EDT

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Dedicated to Green Day.

Green Day is an awesome band.

Childhood friends Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, vocals) and Mike Dirnt (bass; born Michael Pritchard) formed their first band 'Sweet Children' when they were 14 years old in Rodeo, California. By 1989, the group had added drummer John Kiftmeyer (aka: Al Sobrante) and changed their name to Green Day after one of their songs. That year, the band independently released their first EP, 1,000 Hours, which was well received in the punk scene. The band soon signed to local independent label, Lookout! Records (run by Larry Livermore) and their debut album "39/Smooth" was also released that year. Shortly after its release, Kiftmeyer announced that he was going to college and suggested his former drum tutor Tre Cool (born Frank Edwin Wright, III) to take over as the band's permanent drummer. Throughout the early '90s, Green Day continued to cultivate a cult following, which only gained strength with the release of their sophomore album, 1992's 'Kerplunk'.

The underground success of 'Kerplunk' led to a wave of interest from the major record labels. Eventually the band decided to sign with Reprise Records and their major label debut 'Dookie' was released in the spring of 1994. Thanks to relentless touring and somewhat surprising MTV support for initial single "Longview," Dookie became a mainstream hit. The album continued to gain momentum throughout the summer, with the second single "Basket Case" spending five weeks on the top of the American modern rock charts. At the end of the summer, the band stole the show at Woodstock '94, which helped the sales of Dookie increase. By the time the fourth single "When I Come Around" began its seven-week stay at number one in the modern rock charts in early 1995, Dookie had sold over five million copies in the US alone. Eventually this figure would top eight million records sold in America, and selling over eleven million copies internationally. Along with Dookie's commercial success, the band also received critical acclaim when they won the 1994 Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance. Green Day quickly followed Dookie with 'Insomniac' in the fall of 1995. Prior to the album's release they again hit number one again on the U.S. modern rock charts with "J.A.R.," (a tribute to their friend Jason Andrew Relva, which appears on the soundtrack to the film 'Angus'). 'Insomniac' performed well initially, entering the US charts at number two and selling over two million copies by the spring of 1996. However, none of the subsequent singles -- including the radio favourite 'Brain Stew/Jaded' -- were as popular as those from Dookie. In the spring of 1996, Green Day abruptly cancelled a European tour, claiming exhaustion. Following the cancellation, the band spent the rest of the year resting and writing new material. The end result is what many call the best album of their career: 'Nimrod'.

'Nimrod' was well received by fans and critics alike, managing to land at #10 on the Billboard charts having sold 80,000 copies in it's first week. However, Green Day's comeback single "Hitchin' A Ride" only made it to #5 on the modern rock charts despite being placed in heavy rotation on MuchMusic and MTV. In response to this the band released what is arguably their most successful single ever. Although it would not make it to number one in the mainstream charts (it's highest position was #2), "Time of Your Life" is now probably the most well known song Green Day have ever written. Featuring Billie Joe on acoustic guitar & vocals, and Petra Hayden (of That Dog) on violin, "Time Of Your Life" became the song to play in any remotely sad situation.

This is a tribute to you, Green Day.



Rated 3 / 5 stars

shows promise

this wasnt the very best thing cause most people would want to see a flash remake of the songs or some other junk. second. this isnt the original song by them and the remix isnt supported by them so whats the point, third. whats with the animation and the text like any one can see/ read it, but you could perhaps just do a simple slide show of images and clips and you would get a much better rating, IM NOT SAYING I HATE IT I JUST THINK IT COULD BE BETTER! AND I DONT HATE GREEN DAY I SUPPORT ALL MUSIC (except walmart dolphin pothead polka/emo/alternative)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

What i sworng with these people?!!!!??????!!!!!

this band rules and th esong rulezzzzz thank you to all th epeople tha tmade this video and i love it


Rated 3 / 5 stars


umm yeah i agree that green day is beast and all that but really, this was just a piece of crap, no offense. try 2 make like animted ppl or maybe sprites of green day.


Rated 0 / 5 stars

k dude...

dude, where to start? ok, lets start with the fact that this is nothing more than a damn music video!! and whats with the rating??? all it was was a damn song!!!is this how you get views! also, i know that they might have been great but you have to come to terms with the fact that a lot of people think green day sucks, myself among them. the animation, you could make a little video,thoug, the animations werent too bad...yuo could work harder... seriously, you could make a better AMV for the song and put on youtube, like this. this would be better off on youtube! of this was clearly remixed, maybe, but all this is is the actual song! Bring some skillz to tha game, son!!!

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TheUberEpisodes responds:



Rated 0 / 5 stars

Why the rating?

first of all, rating this "Adult" was absolutely unnecessary, and a big downer. Another thing, the panning picture at the bottom didn't look good at all, and neither did the rapidly flipping picture on the right.

But I do agree that Green Day pwnz.

TheUberEpisodes responds:

yes i liked this episode mr uber.