so who is tim yohannon and why did gd hate him sorry if it's a stupid question I haven't been a fan of gd for that long
ah no worries it’s not a stupid questions at all!!
so basically tim yohannon was one of the founders of gilman street as well maximum rocknroll magazine. when green day first started out as a band they tried many times to get gigs at gilman street however tim did not want them playing there because he thought their sound was too pop. he was sort of a punk elitist so to say. also i’ve heard somewhere that apparently after green day got sorta big in gilman he actually started praising them in his magazine (despite being so against them playing there) only to start talking shit about them again and calling them sellouts after they signed to a major record label. so that hypocrisy probably made green day hate him more.
basically he made green day’s lives very difficult as a young band starting out, was a dick to them, and talked negatively about the band for many many years. as a result a mutual hatred grew between him and the band. in the mid 90s he got diagnosed with a form of cancer and green day wrote the song platypus dedicated to him and the fact that he got cancer. then he actually did die, and green day released another song that they had wrote but never put out called ha ha you’re dead. also in 2011 billie tweeted this but then deleted it afterwards:
“Platypus was written for tim yohanon. And i prey to god I misspelled his name. Rest in shit you fucking cunt”.