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#1 Fuzz

 
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:37 AM

Hey guys, we're getting ready to re-launch a band biography on GDA (which has been offline for way too long) and I'd like some feedback on this first part (of 3) which I plan on publishing on the home page in the next day or two.

Read it, let me know if there's anything we need to change, or give your suggestions on anything we could improve.
http://www.greendaya...and/bioTemp.php


Please don't link this page anywhere, as it's not a final place and the link will change when we publish it on the site.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:40 AM

1st line: "Billie Joe Armstrong was born on February 17, 1992". 1992, seriously?
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:42 AM

1st line: "Billie Joe Armstrong was born on February 17, 1992". 1992, seriously?


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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:42 AM

1st line: "Billie Joe Armstrong was born on February 17, 1992". 1992, seriously?

^^ That's also the first thing that I notice. :)

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

^^ That's also the first thing that I notice. http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...


Off to a strong start.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:46 AM

on September 1, 1982, Andy passed away

His father passed away on September 10th, I guess :)

Billie & Mike met when they were 10 ( he said in an interview -- although it ain't that important )

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

on September 1, 1982, Andy passed away

His father passed away on September 10th, I guess http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...


I think it was Sept. 16th. because on Sept. 16 this year Billie postet a pic of his dad on instagram saying 30 has gone so fast...

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:48 AM

Well, despite the few errors its well written!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:49 AM

I think it was Sept. 16th. because on Sept. 16 this year Billie postet a pic of his dad on instagram saying 30 has gone so fast...

His dad passed away on Sept. 10th, His funeral was on 16th :) That's why Billie posted a pic on IG on that date.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

Well, despite the few errors its well written!

I really like the writing. Credit to Boston for writing it.

His dad passed away on Sept. 10th, His funeral was on 16th http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/... That's why Billie posted a pic on IG on that date.

Is there a source for that?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:53 AM

His dad passed away on Sept. 10th, His funeral was on 16th http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/... That's why Billie posted a pic on IG on that date.


ah ok. now a lot things make more sense...
thanks ;)

btw where do you know this? I'm just curious^^

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

I really like the writing. Credit to Boston for writing it.


Is there a source for that?

She did a good job! :thumbsup:
err Can I borrow this Bio? My project, this semester, is based on GDA/GDC. (I'm kind of making a mini version of it.)
Obviously, I'll mention GDA on my project report as the source of all my information and on the website too.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

His dad passed away on Sept. 10th, His funeral was on 16th http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/... That's why Billie posted a pic on IG on that date.

How do you know that? :)

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

She did a good job! http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...
err Can I borrow this Bio? My project, this semester, is based on GDA/GDC. (I'm kind of making a mini version of it.)
Obviously, I'll mention GDA on my project report as the source of all my information and on the website too.


As long as you properly credit us, yeah. Just waiting till the final versions are up later this month so we fix any inaccuracies.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

As long as you properly credit us, yeah. Just waiting till the final versions are up later this month so we fix any inaccuracies.

Thanks and yeah I will. Not that the website I build will go live, but my teachers will surely know what GDA is! :D

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:57 AM

Maybe it's better to write that he died in September, without specific date, since we don't know for sure. Or find some good source of this information.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:58 AM

Maybe it's better to write that he died in September, without specific date, since we don't know for sure. Or find some good source of this information.


Yeah, I'll likely go that route if we can't source anything.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:59 AM

line 13- 45-inch vinyl. Seriously? that's huge

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

I just found in the book "Nobody Likes You"

Andy passed away September 1, 1982, just four months after being diagnosed


I'll likely go with that date unless we can find a better source.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:01 AM

the sixth child in Andy and Ollie Armstrong’s brood
That's incorrect, his oldest brother Alan had a different father.

His Native American mother put him up for adoption soon after his birth
It was his adoptive mother who was Native American.

At seven years old, his parents bought him his first guitar to celebrate his success.
I've never heard this, I heard they bought him an acoustic guitar but I thought he was slightly older like 9 or 10?

Billie Joe and Mike met when they were eleven
I've always heard they were 10, again I'm not sure because I don't know the source but maybe someone can confirm this?

2,000 Lightyears Away
Just a typo, should be "Light Years"

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:02 AM

line 13- 45-inch vinyl. Seriously? that's huge

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:04 AM

Billie comforted himself with records of bands his brother passed down to him, particularly The Beatles


Billie also like the Replacements and Husker Du from his sister's collection

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:08 AM

I really like the writing. Credit to Boston for writing it.


Is there a source for that?

One of the points I think could be is the AI booklet that he wrote Sept. 10 on the left top of the page he wrote WMUWSE. I'm not so sure, but it's kinda written everywhere that his father passed away on 10th :) Sorry if I'm wrong.

But I think you better write " His father passed away in September " 'til we can make sure about it :)

ah ok. now a lot things make more sense...
thanks http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...

btw where do you know this? I'm just curious^^

I don't remember exactly, I read somewhere :P One source is Wikipedia, the other is IMBD & another one is Billie's IG :lol: I just wrote what I knew.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:09 AM

Didn't Billie say before that Al didn't tell them he was leaving the band, so he didn't tell him he was being replaced? I remember him saying this before although he could be joking.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:12 AM

You say that in tenth grade (when they were 16) they added sean hughes on bass and Jason Relva on drums, but then after that you say in 87 (when they're 15) they added John Kiffmeyer on Drums. see how that contradicts?

In 1988, they booked their first gig at Gilman, which was preceded by a warm-up show at Rod’s Hickory Pit, the restaurant where Billie Joe’s mother worked.

They played Rod's Hickory Pit in 87, not 88

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

Didn't Billie say before that Al didn't tell them he was leaving the band, so he didn't tell him he was being replaced? I remember him saying this before although he could be joking.


Yeah he did say that in that interview with Larry Livermore.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

the sixth child in Andy and Ollie Armstrong’s brood
That's incorrect, his oldest brother Alan had a different father.

His Native American mother put him up for adoption soon after his birth
It was his adoptive mother who was Native American.

At seven years old, his parents bought him his first guitar to celebrate his success.
I've never heard this, I heard they bought him an acoustic guitar but I thought he was slightly older like 9 or 10?

Billie Joe and Mike met when they were eleven
I've always heard they were 10, again I'm not sure because I don't know the source but maybe someone can confirm this?

2,000 Lightyears Away
Just a typo, should be "Light Years"


Confirmation : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGPdIt4R4as&feature=relmfu 4: 22 :)

And yes, I think they first bought him an acoutic guitar when he was 8/9.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:21 AM

Soon after meeting him, the band was signed to the label and began to release EP’s – first came “1,000 Hours” in 1989 followed by “Slappy” in 1990. During the Christmas holiday in 1989, the band recorded their first full-length album 39/Smooth, a compilation of their EP’s plus new material. Right before the album’s release in April 1990, Sweet Children made the spontaneous decision to change their name to Green Day, inspired by a song Billie wrote for the album.


They Recorded 1000 Hours first, then 39/Smooth (Which is NOT a compilation), then Slappy in spring of 90, then in 91 they were all added to the compilation 1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. They changed their name before 1000 Hours in 89, not in 1990 after Slappy, and which album are you referring to by "a song Billie wrote for the album" Make sure you specify that.

he wrote the song “2,000 Lightyears Away” about her


Aside from that typo, He also wrote 80

In the spring of 1991, the new trio recorded their second full-length for Lookout Records, Kerplunk.

I'm pretty sure they recorded it in fall of 91

And why not add that they recorded a set of their earlier songs on their 39/smooth world tour and released it as Sweet Children in 1990 on Skene records?
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:22 AM

How do you know that? http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...

6th sense!! That was a divine inspiration :creep:

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

6th sense!! That was a divine inspiration http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...

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