The Band That Changed My Life / Green Day


I was a 5; 4'' little psychopath, and in 7th grade I died my hair green...why?

I discovered pop/punk legends, Green Day when I came home from school one day and happened to turn on MTV

It was an American flag, painted green and white. It seemed like it was bleeding green. I couldn't stop staring.

And then that guitar line came in and my life was changed forever.

I was in love at first listen.this band would change my life.I identified with Green Day.

I had no idea I'd discovered Green Day long into their amazing career. I became obsessed with their back catalog of 10 albums. And discovered their musical influences as well.

I instantly became attached to the genre of punk rock. I did my research and discovered bands like The Ramones, The Sex Pistols and Blondie. Green Day led me to the modern punk/pop outifts that everyone knows: like Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and New Found Glory. Those guys led me to garage rock, like The Libertines, The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys. This amazing web of music, led by my favorite band Green Day made me realize I wanted to be a musician too.

I started playing guitar at 11 and learned EVERY SINGLE Green Day song. After I mastered them on guitar, I moved to drums, then bass. By 14 I could play all of them, full band style, on my own. My first rock band "The Walking Contradictions" named after of course, a Green Day song, hit the stage when I was 12...and I never looked back. I ended up recording my first record in 2010 and have been called "the female Billie Joe Armstrong" by a lot of peeps. I got a Green Day tattoo when I moved out on my own for the first time and have never regretted it for a second.

What I'm trying to say is, music has the power to change your life.



I'm sorry I couldn't be funny: music makes me really emotional.

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