This Day In Music History: September 20th, 2004 – Green Day releases rock opera, “American Idiot”

Few bands can claim they’re more vital to the pop-punk genre than Green Day. With the release of their 1994 album Dookie, the band went on to travel the world, sell tens of millions of records, and are now touring stadiums next year with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. Obviously, they’re still pretty big.

However, the band hit a rough patch with the release of their 2000 album, Warning. An experimental album that “only” went Gold in the USA, the record was a bit of a shock even for longtime fans – especially those used to Green Day writing short and fast 3-minute pop-punk songs. While it’s actually a really solid record, it’s not a surprise that it didn’t resonate as much with music fans. However, underestimating Green Day was a bad idea – especially when they emerged 4 years later with their American Idiot album.

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According to science, “American Idiot” and “Mr. Brightside” are among the most dangerous to listen to while driving

If you’re anything like us, you probably know that listening to brutal death metal while driving is one of the best ways to live your best life. For our part, we highly recommend Morbid Angel’s Altars Of Madness or maybe even Death’s Leprosy to get your fill of riffs on the road. Anyway, it brings up an interesting question – what music might actually be dangerous to listen to while driving?

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Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer announce massive ‘Hella Mega’ world tour

After teasing it over the weekend and having rumors surrounding it fly on social media the last 72 hours, it’s now official – Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have announced what’s being dubbed as the ‘Hella Mega’ tour. The news also arrives with the likelihood that Green Day will be supporting their as-of-yet untitled 13th studio album, as well.

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This Day In Music History: February 1, 1994 – Green Day unleashes major label debut, “Dookie”

Pop-punk, while existing as a genre for a very long time in bands like Ramones, Descendents, Buzzcocks, and more, wasn’t always the mainstream success it has been for the last 25 years or so. It took a wave of bands like Bad Religion, The Offspring, Jawbreaker, and Green Day in the early 90’s to really bring the genre to the forefront of music. It was arguably Green Day’s major-label debut Dookie, released on this day 25 years ago, that really spearheaded the genre to huge record sales and sold-out tours.

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