Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 206 p.
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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.