Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Green Day facts

Here are some facts about Green Day to brighten your day.

(1) Billie Joe Armstrong’s father died of cancer when Billie Joe was just ten. But before he died, he gave Billie his first guitar. He named it “Blue” and has had many replicas made since.

(2) Billie Joe once had a cat named Zero. He unfortunately died in a bizarre accident involving a dryer. (3) All three members of the band have a tattoo that reads “EBPM.” That stands for “East Bay Punk Mafia.”

And (4) When Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg got married, he hired Billie Joe to play at the wedding reception.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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