Legendary punk act Green Day have been staying busy. Between a potential 25th anniversary tour for their seminal album, 1994’s Dookie, teasing a follow-up to 2016’s Revolution Radio, and releasing their own signature guitar pedal, it is impressive that the trio ever finds time to sleep. Somehow, Green Day found time to attack one more amazing endeavor for their fans and fans of music as a whole.
Reverb, the internet’s primary destination for buying and selling instruments and other music gear, announced on January 22nd that they have partnered with the mainstream-punk rock pioneers to launch their official Reverb store. Featuring gear collected by the Berkely, CA-natives over their impressive, decades-spanning career, the Official Green Day Reverb Shop “will feature more than 100 guitars, amps, drums, and other pieces of gear.”
Some of the gear that the band will be parting with include guitar amplifiers stained with mud from the band’s infamous, mud-slinging, riot-inducing performance at Woodstock ’94, guitars and amps used by guitarist/vocalist Billie Joe Armstong in the recording of famous songs like “21 Guns” and “American Idiot,” and a silver sparkle OCDP drum kit, singed and soot-covered from the time drummer Tre Cool set it ablaze during the band’s Pop Disaster tour with fellow pop-punk legends blink-182 in the early 2000s. In addition to instruments, there will also be plenty of other gear used in the band’s recording and live performance career.
While a lot of the gear that will be auctioned off has significant relevance to the history of one of the biggest bands in rock and roll history, some are simply pieces from the ever-expanding collections that the band members have accumulated over time. In their video announcement, Armstrong speaks on his affinity for the Les Paul Junior guitar and his wide arsenal of that specific model. When pressed about how many of these guitars he owned, Armstrong laughed and said, “I don’t even want to tell you… it’s a problem!”
Green Day’s garage sale on Reverb doesn’t launch until February 7th, giving fans and avid music memorabilia collectors alike plenty of time to allocate funds away from silly things like groceries and hospital bills to claim their piece of music memorabilia history.