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Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of the band's career, they have been a trio with drummer Tré Cool, who replaced John Kiffmeyer in 1990 prior to the recording of the band's second studio album, Kerplunk (1991). Guitarist Jason White, who has been a touring member since 1999, was an official member from 2012 to 2016.

Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. Read more on Last.fm

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“I f*cking hate Blink 182.” – Reading & Leeds 2014 headliners don’t satisfy all

December 6th, 2013

When the Reading & Leeds Festival line-up was announced and Blink 182 were the first headliners to be unveiled, a lot of people were grateful that it was a rock-oriented band even if they are a reformed dinosaur rather than anything fresh. Tomas Doyle, however, didn’t take any positives from it at all and so he mounted his soapbox once again…

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I fucking hate Blink 182. “Oh how can you hate Blink 182, Tom? They’re a really big and important band and that.” First things first, loads of stuff is big, that doesn’t make it important. Michael McIntyre is big but at an artistic level he is colossally unimportant and colossally unfunny – just like Blink 182.

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Reading Festival 2013 in review (+ some photos)

August 28th, 2013

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Reading Festival is a great festival. We go every year. We get drunk and we see as many bands as is feasibly, possibly doable. Occasionally, we remain lucid enough to actually take note of what’s going on around us and it’s at those moments that we made mental notes that we forget.

Anyhow, here are some things that happened that we’re going to talk about. Some of it is directly about bands but some of it might seem like constructive criticism that we should probably send straight to the promoter for him to ignore completely. We prefer it when you ignore us completely, so here goes.

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Sunday Slaylist: Reading & Leeds Festival 2013

August 11th, 2013

Reading & Leeds Festival 2013 Thrash Hits

With the August Bank Holiday weekend rapidly approaching, Reading & Leeds Festivals are once again upon us. As with every year, Reading & Leeds have a bit fat dollop of heaviness in among the landfill indie, so for this week’s Sunday Slaylist we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of the hardest and heaviest from their 2013 line-ups.

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Green Day confirmed as third and final Main Stage headliner for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013

March 11th, 2013

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So today Green Day were confirmed as the third and final Main Stage headliner for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013. That’s it. Move along. No other news here.

These new additions join a line-up that includes the previously announced headliners Biffy Clyro and Eminem, as well as Deftones, System of a Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Fall Out Boy, and some other bands who aren’t really inside the Thrash Hits remit. Tickets are on sale now for £197.50 (plus fees, parking, camping, and a load of other extras that will push your ticket price above £200 for the weekend) over on the official Reading or Leeds Festival sites respectively.

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Album: Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

May 7th, 2009

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Green Day
21st Century Breakdown
Reprise Records
15 May 2009

by Raziq Rauf

While 2004’s 12 million-selling, generation-defining American Idiot was timed to perfection – released at the height of anti-Bush confusion – the appointment of the righteous and celebrated Barack Obama last year suggests Green Day should have much less to rally against.

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The Month In Metal: May 2009

May 1st, 2009

Not sure what you should be getting up to in the next four weeks when you’re not dodging outbreaks of Swine Flu? Thrash Hits has some recommendations.

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Sweet Drunken Bank Holidays ahoy! That’s what we like best about May – two four-day weeks, and two three-day weekends. They’re the perfect excuse to do even less work and spend even more time eating, drinking, listening, watching, and shoving metal into every orifice we’ve got going. We’ve picked 3 albums, 3 tours, and 3 events to help you select when, where and how you choose to stuff yours.

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