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Mike Dirnt

Michael Ryan Pritchard (born May 4, 1972) is an American musician, best known as the bassist, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American rock band Green Day. He has also played in several other bands, including The Frustrators. During grade school, he would constantly play "air-bass", and while pretending to pluck the strings, he made the noise, "dirnt, dirnt, dirnt". As a result, his schoolmates began to call him "Mike Dirnt". Dirnt was born on May 4, 1972 in Oakland, California, and his biological mother, who struggled with heroin addiction, gave him up for adoption. At six weeks old, Dirnt was placed with foster parents Cheryl Nasser and Patrick Pritchard, who lived in El Sobrante. As a child, his father was often away obtaining a degree at UC Berkeley, while his mother stayed at home to care for Dirnt and his sister Mycla. Dirnt excelled in school despite missing classes often as a result of various illnesses believed to be caused by his biological mother's drug use. After an argument between the two resulted in a call to the police, his adoptive parents divorced and his mother and sister moved to Rodeo, while he stayed in El Sobrante with his father. However, he missed

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