Revered for bringing punk rock to the masses, Green Day has spent the last 25 years riding a remarkable rise from teenage garage band to world-conquering multi-platinum artists. For the first time, the Bay Area trio is documented in a beautifully designed and illustrated book timed to coincide with their landmark anniversary. A complete band history written by veteran music scribe and frequent Green Day interviewer Alan di Perna charts the band from their formation and first gigs in Berkeley through their many bestselling studio efforts and world tours, as well as their award-winning Broadway show. The story is complemented by nearly 300 visuals, including concert and candid off-stage photography, gig posters and handbills, 7-inch picture sleeves and vinyl, backstage passes, and more. Finally, a visual celebration worthy of one of the world’s most admired rock bands.
Alan di Perna is a longtime contributing editor for Guitar World and has also written for Billboard, Creem, Rolling Stone, and the San Francisco Herald Examiner Magazine, among other outlets worldwide. Green Day is just one of the numerous punk rock icons, from Johnny Rotten to Rancid, whom he has interviewed and written about over the years.
Alan di Perna is a freelance journalist, a frequent contributor to Guitar World magazine, and the Author of Green Day: The Ultimate Unauthorized History (Voyageur Press). He lives in Arizona.