Here's an interesting tidbit about Green Day you wouldn't know about Green Day unless you were a Canadian fan (since all of us Canadians are hockey-mad). Green Day and hockey are intertwined in many ways, more than any other sport.
First of all, as you probably know, Green Day play in a ton of NHL ice hockey arena's during their North American tour. When I saw them in 2006 in Ottawa this is where I saw them at.
Also if you watch a single game of NHL hockey, no matter where a game is played, you will hear a green day song when they play music between whistles. I'm willing to go out on a limb and say that hockey arena DJs love Green Day more than any other band. Here's a short list of the most popular GD songs you here at hockey games, in order of the most common ones heard: know your enemy (all the time!), holiday (you can put money on it that you'll hear this one at hockey games), when I come around, American idiot, welcome to paradise, basketcase, brain stew. other GD songs are also played from time to time, but the ones I listed are fairly common. In fact I even heard church on sunday played once!
I enjoyed seeing Tre Cool's instagram pic this past spring when he was at the San Joe Shark's hockey game. Chances are he heard one of his own songs during the game. I wonder how if feels to be in a public setting with thousands of people and hearing yourself over the speakers unexpectedly.
In fact if you went to a Vancouver Canucks hockey game a couple years ago you woulda heard Holiday every game, since it was used as the team's official goal song. How fucking awesome would that be for someone who is a green day fan and a Canucks fan!?. everytime you celebrate a big goal youd be able to rock out to this http://www.youtube.c...h?v=aO7MRdVcsrk. pretty fuckin awesome eh?
Another time I read a sports illustrated article where they asked some big time athletes what their favourite concert was and Chicago Black Hawks superstar Patrick Kane said his favourite concert ever was Green Day's concert in Buffalo during the 21 CB tour.
Anyway as an avid hockey fan, I thought this would be a interesting observation for those who may not even know a thing about the sport. I hope all members of Green Day enjoy hockey, because hockey has been very good to Green Day!