Last week, Spotify debuted their first installment of Green Day: The Early Years, a four-part documentary chronicling the band’s path to success. Chapter One talked about Green Day’s start as Sweet Children. Today, fans can watch Chapter Two: “Best Thing In Town.”
Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool talk about how Green Day released their first EPs on Lookout Records. Their 1,000 Hours, 39/Smooth, and Slappy EPs were a huge success, and suddenly the band found they had fans outside of California.
Around this time, Green Day’s original drummer, John Kiffmeyer, decided to pursue his education. Luckily, Tré Cool joined the band and actually made Green Day even tighter. He drummed with them on their album Kerplunk!, and pushed Billie Joe and Mike to play better and think bigger.
Other interviewees in Chapter Two include Chris Applegren of Lookout Records, Corbett Redford (who’s directing Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk in collaboration with Green Day), Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion and Epitaph Records, and Fat Mike of NOFX and Fat Wreck Chords. Watch chapter two of Green Day: The Early Years here.
Meanwhile, Green Day just released their politically charged new album, Revolution Radio. Green Day has released music videos for the two official singles so far, “Bang Bang” and “Still Breathing”. The title track is rumored to get the next official video.
The album has also launched a number of lyric videos, starting with the gritty animated “Bang Bang,”“Revolution Radio,” and “Still Breathing” clips. After the album’s release, the fun “Youngblood,” somber “Ordinary World,” rollicking “Say Goodbye,” and descriptive “Troubled Times” followed suite.
You can buy Revolution Radio on iTunes or Green Day’s official website. Green Day is touring across North America right now. Be sure to check out dates and tickets before it’s too late. Keep checking back here for all the latest Green Day news.