Nobody Likes You: Inside The Turbulent Life, Times, And Music Of Green Day

by Marc Spitz

Hyperion | November 13, 2007 | Trade Paperback

4.5 out of 5 rating. 2 Reviews
The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock

Its hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over--the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly 90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking albumDookie. ThenAmerican Idiotdebuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, stayed on the charts for nearly 18 months, and went on to sell more than four million records and to win Record of the Year (for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams") at this year''s Grammys.

Combining unique access to Green Day with a seasoned journalists nose for a great story, Marc Spitz gives the complete account of the band, from their earliest days to their most recent explosion of popularity and critical acclaim. Foremost,Nobody Likes Youis a story of friendship and the transporting power of playing very loud music. It is the story of how high school dropout Billie Joe Armstrong came to write song lyrics that inflamed the political conscience of fans in a way that two Yale graduates couldn''t. Green Days story--from rise, to fall, to rise again--has never before been fully told.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 5.51 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: November 13, 2007

Publisher: Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1401309127

ISBN - 13: 9781401309121

Found in: Biography and Memoir
Appropriate for ages: 13

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Nobody Likes You: Inside The Turbulent Life, Times, And Music Of Green Day

Nobody Likes You: Inside The Turbulent Life, Times, And Music Of Green Day

by Marc Spitz

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 5.51 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: November 13, 2007

Publisher: Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1401309127

ISBN - 13: 9781401309121

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The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock

Its hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over--the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly 90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking albumDookie. ThenAmerican Idiotdebuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, stayed on the charts for nearly 18 months, and went on to sell more than four million records and to win Record of the Year (for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams") at this year''s Grammys.

Combining unique access to Green Day with a seasoned journalists nose for a great story, Marc Spitz gives the complete account of the band, from their earliest days to their most recent explosion of popularity and critical acclaim. Foremost,Nobody Likes Youis a story of friendship and the transporting power of playing very loud music. It is the story of how high school dropout Billie Joe Armstrong came to write song lyrics that inflamed the political conscience of fans in a way that two Yale graduates couldn''t. Green Days story--from rise, to fall, to rise again--has never before been fully told.

About the Author

Marc Spitzis one of only two senior writers atSpinmagazine, and has conducted in-depth interviews with some of the biggest modern cultural icons, including Courtney Love, The Strokes, Nine Inch Nails, and Morrissey. The January 2006 issue, featuring The Killers, will be his 13thSpincover story. Spitz has also contributed features and reviews toThe New York Post,Maxim,Nylon,The Washington Post, andGQand has appeared on CNN, VH1, and MTV. He lives in New York City.

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"Spitz''s writing is cool, quick, and instantly memorable. Nobody Likes You is a comprehensive, behind-the-curtain peek into the politics and passion of punk rock."

Appropriate for ages: 13

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