Mike Dirnt

Green Day turned a new generation on to punk while forging a canon that melded melody and social commentary, especially on such collections as American Idiot (2004) and 21st Century Breakdown (2009).  

However don't let the simplistic "punk' moniker fool you, as the former Michael Ryan Pritchard is a accomplished and dexterous player; rendering chords, slaps, walking lines, and counterpoint as evidenced on such Green Day tracks as "Welcome to the Paradise," "Makeout Party," "No One Knows," "Chump,"  "Minority," "Dirty Rotten" and "Longview," to cite a few.  

A songwriter, occasional lead singer, and backing vocalist, Mike Dirnt's signature Fender P bass plays like butter!