"Michael Ryan Pritchard", better known as "Mike Dirnt", is an American musician. He is best known as the bass player, backing and occasional lead vocalist and co-founder of the American punk rock band Green Day. He has also played in several other bands, including The Frustrators. His stage name was originally a nickname from his friends at grade school, as he would constantly play "air bass" and make a "dirnt, dirnt, dirnt" noise while pretending to pluck the strings.More Mike Dirnt on Wikipedia.
We had a lot of serious discussions about who we wanted to be as a band, where we wanted to be and who we wanted to be as individuals and where we wanted to be as men and as people, ... Those are difficult questions to ask. Most people need a counselor to do that. And this is a marriage really.Mike Dirnt