Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day

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Green Day-guitarist and lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, bass player Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool-have rewritten the rules of rock at least twice in a single decade. When they first exploded onto the scene, they rewrote the rule that said punk was dead. And when they made their monumental comeback with the rallying cry "American Idiot," they rewrote the rule that said Green Day was dead. In this compelling, illuminating, and in-depth look at what drives one of America's most beloved rock bands-who they are, ...
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Overview

Green Day-guitarist and lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, bass player Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool-have rewritten the rules of rock at least twice in a single decade. When they first exploded onto the scene, they rewrote the rule that said punk was dead. And when they made their monumental comeback with the rallying cry "American Idiot," they rewrote the rule that said Green Day was dead. In this compelling, illuminating, and in-depth look at what drives one of America's most beloved rock bands-who they are, where they came from, and where they're going-renowned rock journalist Marc Spitz draws on exclusive interviews conducted with the band during the recording of the American Idiot album, behind-the-scenes observations, and conversations during their sold-out world tour. Spitz goes deeper than ever before to reveal singular and fascinating insight into what makes this band tick. Nobody Likes You is a story of alienation and friendship, of the redeeming rush of playing very loud music, and a reminder of why no other rock band excites such a huge cross section of fans. Surprising, revealing, and filled with the band's tingling energy, it is an unforgettable close-up of Green Day from rise to fall to rise again.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401302740
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 11/7/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 825,671
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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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Table of Contents


Introduction: Meet the New Punks     ix
Twin Jesuses of Suburbia     1
The Gilman Street Project     21
Lookout!     42
Op Ivy     57
Huge in Petaluma     63
Anarchy 90210     81
Insomniacs     117
"Shit Happens"     127
Uncle Billie     139
Captain Underpants     152
American Idiot     158
Discography     183
Acknowledgments     191
Index     193
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Loved this Book, a must have for any Green Day fan!!

    this book is by far one of my favorites! you wont regret getting this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Green day

    Omg good book. A must get. Very discriptive about gd and their life

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    LETS GO GREEN DAY

    Get this book if ur a green day fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2011

    Awesome

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    I love this book!

    Green Day is my all-time favorite band and this book describes a great deal of their lifeee! XD <3

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    green day

    one of the best bands ever! i love this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2011

    perfect for any die hard green day fan!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    It was birthday gift for my son.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2008

    awesome

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2007

    Green day is awsome

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2006

    Awesome Book

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    To random

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    To march 29

    I totally agree!! Dont give green day a bad average, go trash the actuall book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Random

    The hunger games is lame its more than lame its an epic fail to humanity

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    Im peeta and i know it

    Best book ever asside from hunger games

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Nursery

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