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LISTEN: Green Day Reflect On 25 Years of 'NIMROD'

Five-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day released Nimrod 25, the 25th Anniversary Edition box set of their classic album Nimrod. Nimrod 25 includes the original album, one disc of previously unreleased demos, and a live set from Philadelphia’s Electric Factory recorded on November 14, 1997 one month after Nimrod’s release. The 14-track demos disc includes two unreleased Green Day songs ("You Irritate Me" and "Tre Polka") plus a previously unreleased cover of a classic Elvis Costello song, "Allison". Nimrod has to date sold over three million copies.

Nimrod was originally released on 14 October 1997. The Billboard Top 10 LP was driven by the hit singles "Hitchin’ A Ride," "Redundant", "Nice Guys Finish Last" and "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" the latter of which has sold five million copies in the US alone. The song was written as a spiteful ballad and has evolved into the soundtrack of everyone’s seminal life moments; even being featured in the Seinfeld series finale.

The album was certified triple platinum in the US and has been certified multi-platinum, platinum or gold in several other countries, including the UK, Japan, Canada, Australia and Spain. In retrospect, KERRANG! asserted, “If Dookie was the album that put the band on center stage, Nimrod was a multifaceted spreading of wings that saw them begin to master what to do now they were there,” and Alternative Press cited it as “a game-changer.”

Hailing from Oakland, California, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band brought their sold-out Hella Mega headline stadium run to the UK and Europe this past summer with Weezer and Fall Out Boy, as well as headlining festivals including Innings, Shaky Knees, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Rock In Rio, Sea Hear Now, & Firefly. Green Day played Formula 1 Grand Prix’s in Austin and Singapore Grand Prix performing to over 65,000 fans, the largest crowd at the event in over three years.

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