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Green Day: Lyric & Chord Songbook Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists and songwriters, releases Green Day: Lyric & Chord Songbook, a collection of most revered songs spanning the Grammy® Award-winning band’s impressive 24-year career, compiled in an easy-to-carry handbook.

Green Day: Lyric & Chord Songbook is an ideal representation of Green Day’s career highlights, featuring nearly 70 songs from chart-topping and award-winning albums including Kerplunk!, Dookie, Insomniac, Nimrod, Warning, American Idiot, 21st Century Breakdown, and more. The lyric/chord songbook format includes complete lyrics and guitar chords, plus all critical guitar riffs in TAB. The lyric chord songbook is a perfect pocket reference guide for rehearsals and performances, or just for sharing with friends. Fans and musicians alike have the benefit of a wide array of Green Day songs at their fingertips, including gold and platinum hits “21 Guns,” “Holiday,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “American Idiot,” “When I Come Around,” “Good Riddance,” and many more. A guitar chord glossary is also included, as an aid for guitarists to achieve the performance of the song as recorded by the band.

With a career that is constantly gaining momentum, Green Day’s last studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, won the 2009 Grammy-Award for “Best Rock Album,” having previously won “Record of the Year” in 2005 for their album Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Their 2004 concept album, American Idiot, was adapted into a Broadway musical, which appreciated a successful run from April 2010 – April 2011 with a little over 400 performances. The band’s most recent album, Awesome as F**k, is a live compilation of their 21st Century Breakdown Tour, capturing Green Day’s well-known lively and enthusiastic sound.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper.

Green Day: Lyric & Chord Songbook (00-37465) is now available for $19.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/guitar.

Titles: 16 * 21 Guns * 21st Century Breakdown * 80 * 86 * 1,000 Hours * 2,000 Light Years Away * All by Myself * American Eulogy * American Idiot * Are We the Waiting * At the Library * Basket Case * Before the Lobotomy * Boulevard of Broken Dreams * Brain Stew * Burnout * Christie Road * Coming Clean * Dominated Love Slave * and more.