With the release of their major-label debut, Dookie, Green Day quickly became one of the leading punk/alternative bands of the '90s, winning a GRAMMY Award® for Best Alternative Music Performance in 1994 and selling millions of albums internationally. Formed in northern California in the late '80s, Green Day's music combines '70s-style punk with catchy lyrics and pop. The group consists of singer/guitar player Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool. Other Green Day albums include 1995's Insomniac, 1997's Nimrod, 2000's Warning and the critically acclaimed American Idiot in 2004.
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