AltPress.com has posted some bonus features from my Green Day cover story.
Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt remembers exactly where he was when he first heard Nirvana’s Nevermind. The band’s cultural milemarker had been released a couple of months before Green Day went to Europe in November 1991. “We had saved our money, snuck our records over and borrowed equipment every night for 64 shows,” Dirnt says. “We were sleeping in squats and eating vegan gruel out of a pot dozens of other people were eating from. The snow was four feet high in some towns. I once slept next to a human head in a jar. It was crazy, like, ‘Go sleep on the floor over there. Hope you don’t get scabies.’” He pauses for effect. “And it was rad.”
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