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Green Day journalism FAIL

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TheSportsPredictor, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Was looking up Green Day after watching them on the Grammys last night. I've always been a fan. But I never knew the three guys in the band aren't the original three. Seems like the drummer, Tre Cool, joined in 1990. Now, they didn't hit it big til 1994, so pretty much everyone knows the current three as Green Day. But the band formed in 1987.

    The original drummer? John Kiffmeyer. What happened to him? Well, he left the band in 1990 to go to college. That's reasonable. Hell, Green Day wasn't on the verge of greatness then. They had toured nationally, but who knows where something like this is going. It's really only in retrospect that you can consider Kiffmeyer the Pete Best of punk rock. Who wouldn't want to secure his future by leaving a fledgling punk rock band to enter college?

    Except that Kiffmeyer left Green Day to go to Humboldt State.

    Except that he Kiffmeyer left Green Day to go to Humbolt State for his journalism degree.

    And his replacement, Tre Cool? Dude had dropped out of high school. Then he got his GED and was in community college when the band hit big. He dropped out AGAIN to start touring. Billy Joe, also a HS dropout.

    Egads. I hope he's getting royalties for helping found Green Day or helping write songs or something.
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    newspapers were booming then
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    He'd only be the Pete Best of punk rock if he'd been kicked out while they were right on the verge of fame.

    Leaving of his own accord well in advance of that fame? He's more like Stu Sutcliffe. Except he's not dead. Yet.
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  4. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Green Day is a punk band?
  5. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    That's fair.
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    The lesson here. I will tell my kids to forget that dumb college idea and drop out and join a band. It's clearly the more proven way to secure your financial future.
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    If my memory serves, humboldt state won the division 2 xc national championships in 1983.
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Well, it'd do less damage than a liberal arts degree.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Great band, but sooner or leater they need to dress their age.
  11. AD

    AD Member

    did someone just use the word, "egads"?
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    It worked for this art college dropout.

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