SOURCE: Reprise Records

December 07, 2006 18:56 ET

Green Day Receives a Grammy Nod for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 7, 2006 -- Grammy Award winning rock band Green Day received a Grammy Award nomination today in the Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal category for their collaboration with U2 on the song "The Saints Are Coming." The rock luminaries recorded the song to raise money to benefit the Music Rising charitable organization that replaces instruments for musicians of the Gulf Coast.

Green Day's multi-platinum album "American Idiot" was released on September 21, 2004 and debuted at Number One on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and Number One in several countries around the world. Weeks later the album returned to the Number One chart position in the US and many of the same countries across the globe. Months after the release of the album, Green Day made radio history by becoming the first rock band to reach #1 on six radio charts simultaneously with their smash "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams." Green Day won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in February 2005 with "American Idiot" and the Grammy Award for Record of The Year in 2006 with their smash "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."

In the past year the band has been honored with the ASCAP Creative Voice Award and the People for the American Way's Spirit of Liberty Award. Green Day recently partnered with the NRDC to raise awareness about environmental issues via the website

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