Green Day Drops Manager After 21 Years

Musicians Billie Joe Armstrong (L) and Tre Cool of Green Day perform onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Green Day may have just celebrated its storied past by producing a documentary on East Bay punk, but as of Thursday, they’re abandoning another part of their history.

Variety reports that, after 21 years, Green Day is no longer being represented by longtime manager Pat Magnarella. The band will now be represented by Crush Music, who manages the likes of Lorde, Courtney Love and Weezer. As for the move, neither the band or Magnarella have commented publicly on why it happened.

Magnarella and Green Day’s partnership began a year after the release of its second major-label album, 1995’s Insomniac. Since then, Magnarella guided the band’s rise from pop-punk prodigies to arena-rock fixtures.

In addition to his managerial duties, Magnarella left his mark on Green Day’s multimedia work. He has producer credits on their tour documentary, 2005’s Bullet in a Bible, and their Broadway rock opera American Idiot. He’s also managed other alt-rock staples, such as Goo Goo Dolls and the All-American Rejects.

Green Day’s twelfth album, Revolution Radio, was released in 2016. The band are currently on tour in support of the record, playing a homecoming show at the Oakland Coliseum last Saturday.

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