Green Day Rising: Before The Dookie Flew (Live at Slim’s on July 5, 1994)

On July 5, 1994, Green Day was poised to emerge from the punk cocoon of 924 Gilman and develop into a band that has delivered a decades-long run of bird-flipping, thought-provoking and hit-making music.

But before they grabbed headlines by inciting a mass mud fight at Woodstock ‘94 and ignited the charts with blistering punk salvos like “Welcome to Paradise” and “When I Come Around,” Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool bid one last goodbye to the small-club scene of the Bay Area, playing an intimate show at San Francisco nightclub Slim’s to host a bon-voyage party that still rattles the minds of the lucky few who attended.

"Green Day Rising: Before the Dookie Flew” captures the band at the cusp of mainstream success with dozens of never-before-seen photos and on-the-scene reporting, delivering an intimate portrait of a phenomenon-to-be that obscurity couldn’t confine, genre couldn’t define and the world had no idea was coming.

Check out the book (and fans' memories of the show) HERE!