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

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by Marc Spitz
     
 

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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 album Dookie. Then American Idiot

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Overview

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 album Dookie. Then American Idiot debuted 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 You is 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.

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From the band's early days to the critical acclaim and accolades of their latest album, American Idiot, Spitz details the group's friendship and creativity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401309121
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
11/13/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
458,499
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

What People are saying about this

Chuck Klosterman
"The definitive account of who Green Day is, what Green Day means, and why all of this could only have happened in northern California."
author of Fargo Rock City
Charles R. Cross
"Marc Spitz has written the ultimate book for fans of Green Day and a book that mirrors the wild, crazy ride that punk has made into the mainstream."
author of Heavier Than Heaven and A Room Full of Mirrors
Stephen Davis
"The first time I saw Green Day, a hundred thousand girls started jumping up and down. It looked like monkeys in the jungle after the bananas had fermented. The mayor and the cops pulled the plug after one song, so the girls rioted in the streets. This energy-Green Day's massive attack-is captured with pro coolness in Marc Spitz's new biography of a band that makes all us American idiots proud to love three-chord rock."
author of Hammer of the Gods and Jim Morrison

Meet the Author

Marc Spitz is one of only two senior writers at Spin magazine, 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 13th Spin cover story. Spitz has also contributed features and reviews to The New York Post, Maxim, Nylon, The Washington Post, and GQ and has appeared on CNN, VH1, and MTV. He lives in New York City.

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Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is by far one of my favorites! you wont regret getting this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg good book. A must get. Very discriptive about gd and their life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get this book if ur a green day fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tyler Priestner Werte More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of green day i have every podcast,song,and music video they ever did on my ipod touch.if you love green day read this
Kira Zappy More than 1 year ago
Green Day is my all-time favorite band and this book describes a great deal of their lifeee! XD
Robyn Rodriguez More than 1 year ago
one of the best bands ever! i love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book really digs deep into the past lives of these 3 amazing men. it is well written with plenty of interviews and photos from the start of their career. it made me realize why i love green day so much. a must read for any die hard green day fan!
SlinkyFrog More than 1 year ago
My son is a very big Green Day fan, and I order a couple of Green Day books and DVD's for him. He was very happy to recieve them, and told me he enjoys them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was fabulous the reason I still like Green Day Is because of this book it tells about there problem with drugs and has pictures and things about them too it is a great book and I recomend this to any fan of Green Day
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK this book was great i just finished it, and at first i thought it would be like all of the others tell how they struggled with drugs and stuff but, it wasnt just that. it was more it difintley blew my exspectations out of the water
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend got me this book for Christmas. When I first opened it I was kinda thinking 'hmm, okay...' (I like Green Day and all, but I was starting to pay more attention to newer bands since Green Day are out making a new album). Once I started reading, though, it was amazing. It sparked my interest in them all over again, and made me gain a higher appreciation for their music and all their struggles to get to where they are now. I would definately recommend this book for any fan out there! I even joined 'The Idiot Club' (their fan club) after I read this! (The ONLY problem I had was that it had some annoying grammar/misspelling problems here and there). 9/10.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg i love you know i love those songs my fave is brain stew or basket case its so hard to choose just on (sqeals and hugs my albums) GREEN DAY FOR LIFE!!!!~cherry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE GREENDAY I WENT TO ALL OF THEIR TOURS AND I LOVE THE SONG WHATSERNAME AND ALL THE OTHERS LIKE WE ARE WAITING GREENDAY ROCKS-Rocky weird geek
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shut up this has nothing to do with the book and why would you give it a bad review when you havent read it and are writing about something totally irrelevant to the topic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally agree!! Dont give green day a bad average, go trash the actuall book.
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The hunger games is lame its more than lame its an epic fail to humanity
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Best book ever asside from hunger games
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