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Green Day: The Ultimate Unauthorized History

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Formed in California’s East Bay in 1987 by a 15-year-old guitar player named Billie Joe Armstrong and his bass-playing friend Mike Dirnt (later joined by drummer Tre Cool), Green Day has risen from the Bay Area’s underground rock scene to become one of the world’s most popular bands. Lauded for bringing punk rock to the masses, Green Day’s remarkable rise from teenage ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 16th 2012 by Voyageur Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Derek Arnold
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Awesome! I thought I knew most everything there was to know about them, but I was wrong. Mr di Perna did make a mistake early in the book though - he said Mike was born in '74. All members of the trio were born in '72!
Jennifer Girard
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This book was EVERYTHING. I can't believe it took me so long to read it! It's was amazing. The pictures were beautiful, I learned a lot of new things about my favorite band and it makes me wanna read it all over again while listening to the songs it talked about! If you are a Green Day fan READ THIS BOOK!!!!
Arsala
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Mark R.
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Guitar World writer Alan di Perna conducted several interviews with the members of Green Day, between 1994 and 2012, roughly. The information he got from those interviews largely makes up the content of this unauthorized biography.

It makes for a visually appealing coffee table book, filled with color photos of the band, album artwork, tour flyers, etc. It's also a well-written history and musical critique--albeit one from a writer who clearly thinks the sun never goes down on Green Day.

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Amazing book! It is highly recommended for any GD fan!
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