Green Day's commercial success

United States
February 1, 2007 9:41pm CST
Green Day has recently become "the biggest band in the world...again." In 1994, with the success of "Dookie," many people accused Green Day of "selling out," by succumbing to commercial success. I understand that this flies in the face of "punk," but is it so wrong? Is this still a widespread opinion among true punk rock fans?
1 response
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
I don't they're really punk. I'd rather think of them as punk-influenced. And the main reason why I love Green Day, despite their commercial success, is the quality of their songwriting. Sell out or not, they've made albums that are certainly worth keeping.