Twenty years ago today on October 10th, 1995, Green Day released their fourth studio album Insomniac.

Jesus Christ Supermarket, I mean, Insomniac, was a highly anticipated album from the band as it was the young 20 year-olds' follow up to their breakout, Dookie.

The album was marketed by four singles: "Geek Stink Breath," "Stuck With Me," "Brain Stew/Jaded," and "Walking Contradiction." While a couple singles did fairly well on the charts, the album itself charted as high as #2 on the Billboard 200 throughout 1995.

Helping the album was the release of the single "JAR," a song originally scrapped during the Dookie sessions. While the song was never part of the Insomniac release, it did help promote the album as it topped out at #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and spent 16 weeks on it during the lead up to the album's release.

Take 30 minutes out of your day today and be sure to listen to this great album with us.

According to multiple reports coming out this afternoon, Green Day's American Idiot documentary film Heart Like a Handgrenade will be available to watch on-demand on October 16th via Vimeo with a physical and digital release coming next ... read story
Radio station WZON AM 620 in Bangor, Maine recently had a chat with John Roecker, director of the upcoming Heart Like a Hand Grenade documentary. The radio station discussed several things with the film maker such as the inspiration for ... read story
Rolling Stone has posted the official trailer for the upcoming American Idiot documentary, Heart Like a Hand Grenade. This movie is like a fly-on-the-wall art house piece. It is the first time Green Day allowed someone into the ... read story
Today is American Idiot's11th Anniversary. What's your favorite song from this album ... read story
To celebrate 'These Paper Bullets' making its debut at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, the Beatles-esque musical has released a new promo featuring a song with vocals by Billie Joe. Billie Joe wrote the songs for the musical but we ... read story
As we posted the other day, Heart LIke a Hand Grenade, the long-awaited documentary about the recording of Green Day's 2004 album American Idiot, is finally seeing the light of day this October. Just announced is a slew of showing dates ... read story
Does anyone still own a cassette tape player? If you do, you're in luck. A limited number of special Dookie tapes will be released Oct. 17 for the third annual Cassette Store Day in North America. The cassette will feature updated ... read story
It's finally happening! "Heart Like A Hand Grenade" - the documentary that followed Green Day for 9 months while recording 'American Idiot' is finally being released. A promotional poster was just posted on the official Green Day twitter ... read story
As we previously reported, tonight in Oakland, the Oakland A's are once again presenting Green Day Fireworks Night. To celebrate the band's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Major League Baseball team will shoot off ... read story
Billie Joe and his wife, Adrienne, have been generous supporters of Chimp Sanctuary Northwest for years. The Armstrongs donate an item every year to be put up for auction, with all proceeds going towards care costs for the chimps at the ... read story
Rolling Stone recently listed the top 100 Greatest Songwriters of all time, and Billie Joe was listed in there at #93. Way lower than he should be, but glad he was included none-the-less. Here's what they had to say about him: Armstrong ... read story
The Oakland A's will once again be hosting "Green Day Fireworks Night" at the Coliseum in Oakland. To celebrate the band's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Major League Baseball team will shoot off fireworks set to Green ... read story
Our featured eBay items this week are some very rare promotional album release posters that were produced in 2008 for the release of Foxboro Hot Tubs' Stop Drop and Roll!!!. These posters are hard to come by because of the fairly limited ... read story
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October 2015
Happening this month:
Oct 03:
Warning was release 15 years ago today!
Oct 10:
Insomniac was released 20 years ago
Oct 11:
Happy Birthday, Matt! He turns 24 today.
Oct 14:
nimrod. was released 18 years ago.
Oct 31:
Happy Halloween!