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Green Day

Alternative Press Magazine Issue 381

Version 1


  • 1 - Green Day Collector's Edition on Alternative Press Magazine Issue 381 Version 1

Note: Both Versions Of The Magazine Are Our Special Collector's Edition, Featuring A New Interview, Photo Shoot & Exclusive Green Day Content!




Green Day are punk's greatest band—and we have the edition to prove it


America, hell, the world’s greatest punk band get their very own AltPress fan issue.


Green Day didn't invent punk rock, but they did the most for it. Over the course of 13 studio albums, three live releases, a handful of compilations (and a few incognito things on the side), the NorCal trio made punk a household term. By virtue of their sound, influence, longevity and straight-up attitude, Green Day have certainly achieved GOAT status.


AltPress acknowledges that succinctly. That's why we've created this special fan edition dedicated to punk's greatest band. We compiled all of our existing Green Day coverage—from news items to cover stories—and had new interviews with the band members about their early days, as well as the 2020 party-rock masterpiece that is Father Of All Motherfuckers.


The photographs we've added are, in a phrase, cool AF. We've documented Green Day's journey rigorously. From those scrappy years at 924 Gilman St. to posh L.A. hotel rooms, Green Day have always looked like a band constantly in motion. A glance at the photos alone is more than enough proof to reveal how inspired and determined they remain.


Green Day's notoriety has inspired several generations of sonic punk progeny. You were always reminded of that every time you walked into a dirty club in a sketchy part of town or walked through the gates of Warped Tour. (We know that more than anybody.) We’re proud to put together this 80-page valentine (no cigarettes included, though) to mark the trio's three-plus decades in the punk trenches. There are hardly any rock stars left anymore, let alone punk-rock ones. Outspoken but never broken, the members of Green Day are both fabulous and magnanimous. They aren't afraid to serve the tea to politicians, preacher men or part-time punks. You know why? Because they can. And AltPress has their definitive history, just as it happened, by the ones who were there.

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