Green Day arose from the Northern California underground punk scene. Childhood friends Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, vocals) and Mike Dirnt (bass) formed their first band, Sweet Children in Rodeo, in California when they were 14 years old. By 1989, the group had added drummer Al Sobrante and changed its name to Green Day. That same year, the band independently released its first EP “1000 Hours” which was well received in the California hardcore punk scene. Soon, the group had signed a contract with local independent label Lookout. Green Day’s first full album 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hour, was released later that year. Shortly after its release, the band replaced Sobrante with Tre Cool, who became the band’s permanent drummer. Throughout the early 1990s, Green Day continued to cultivate a cult following which only gained strength with the release of their second album 1992’s “Kerplunk”. The underground success of “Kerplunk” led to a wave of interest from major record labels and the band eventually signed with Reprise. “Dookie”, Green Day’s major label debut, was released in the spring of 1994. Green Day have sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards and in 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway and the musical was nominated for three Tony Awards. Also in 2010, Green Day were ranked No. 91 in the VH1 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. On April 18th 2015, the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class, in the band’s first year of eligibility.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Green Day. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Green Day albums and most notable recordings.