As we posted a few weeks back, Spotify has chosen Green Day as the focus of one of its Landmark video series. The four-part mini documentary is free for Spotify subscribers, and episodes two and three are now available for streaming.

Chapter two, titled "The Best Thing In Town," chronicles the band's slow but steady rise in the years leading up to Dookie. All three of the guys have some interesting things to say about this transitional period that spawned the band we know today:

"Billie Joe: I remember getting the first test pressing [of the '1,000 Hours' EP] back, putting it on and listening to it for the first time and just going, "Oh my god, that's me on a record, on a piece of vinyl...I can't believe it!' Just one of the best feelings you'll ever have.

Mike: I first met Tré at a house party in West Oakland, and it was just this guy running around in a tutu with, like, a shower cap on or something, and he was just a nut. I was like, 'This guy is awesome ... who is this guy? What planet is he from? 'Cause I want to go to that planet!'

Tré: When John [Kiffmeyer] first told me about Billie and Mike, he said, 'Man I found these kids, they're like the punk rock Beatles...they're so cool, they've got harmonies and they just play the hell out of their instruments!' And I was like, 'I wanna hear that' — and he was right!"


"Having A Blast" is the third chapter that follows the trials and tribulations Green Day faced as they decided to join a major label in 1993. Obviously, this brought lots of new growing pains to both the band and the punk scene from which they'd come. Billie Joe also mentions the realization of success that happened almost immediately after Dookiecame out:

"We were playing [in Europe] every night, and we're like, 'Should we play "Basket Case"? Nah, it's kinda hard...' And, finally, someone said, '"Basket Case" is becoming a huge hit, you have to play the song live.' So we're like, 'Oh, okay...'"


The series has been very well done, and stayed respectful to the Green Day ethos — Billie Joe, Mike, Tré and the other interviewees definitely don't hold anything back. It's a great crash course for anyone looking to brush up on their early Green Day history.

Check out the new episodes now, and keep an eye out for the fourth chapter!
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The band's official web store has just put out a late St. Patrick's day treat. If you were at the March 17 holiday show in Massachusetts or just like new Green Day merch, you're in luck (...pun intended). This limited-edition event ... read story
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Green Day were the musical guests last night on The Late Show hosted by Stephen Colbert. The band ripped through a great performance of "Still Breathing" in their first time on Colbert's new show and first late night appearance of the year ... read story
As we posted about last week, Green Day is set to perform on The Late Show tonight on CBS! This will be the band's first appearance on the Stephen Colbert-hosted show, which airs at 11:35pm EDT. Additional guests include Ryan Reynolds, Josh ... read story
Green Day this afternoon has announced and launched a new social media campaign centered around the band's current single "Still Breathing". The campaign invites fans to share a photo on Instagram that shows the meaning of the song to ... read story
At the band's Revolution Radio Tour stop in London, Ontario this past weekend, Green Day paid tribute to Chuck Berry by playing a cover of the artist's classic tune "Johnny B. Goode". Check out the performance below. Chuck Berry ... read story
Green Day are set to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert next Tuesday night, March 21st! This information comes via 1iota where they have the band listed as the show's guest. The episode is taping this evening in New York City ... read story
Billboard has updated their music charts to account for the past week of radio airplay and online streaming. Let's check in on how the Revolution Radio singles and the album itself are performing. The latest single, "Still Breathing", ... read story
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