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Green Day               Nuclear Family

This is my first tab, so sorry if it's not up to scratch! Leave a comment if you think 
any of it needs improvement or is just plain wrong.
Tempo:   175 (ish)

[Intro]
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|   This bit is slightly less distorted
G|-9---9-999---9-999---9-9-9--------|   and this isn't the exact strumming
D|-9---9-999---9-999---9-9-9--------|   pattern of this particular bit, but
A|-7---7-777---7-777---7-7-7--------|   you can figure it out by listening
E|----------------------------------|   to the song

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------------------9-9-9--------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7---7-7-7---7-7--9-9-9-9--99--|   X2
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7--7-7-7-9--99--|
E|---------------------------------5---5-5-5---5-5--------7--77--|

On the second time, another guitar plays this riff:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-8---8---4--------------------9-9-9--------|
D|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---x---x---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9--99--|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6---6---2---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-9--99--|
E|---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------7--77--|

[Verse 1, 2 and 3]
         (Guitar Rest, Drum and Bass Fill)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9------------------------------------------------9-9-9--------|    X4
D|-9-------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9------|
A|-7-------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-9------|
E|---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------7------|

[Chorus 1, 2 and 3]

It's easy to figure out the strumming pattern of the chorus, just listen to the song. It 
sounds a bit like a section of the verse from "Welcome to Paradise"
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------9----------------------------------------------------|
D|-7--------9-(x16)--7--------9----------------------------------|
A|-7-(x32)--7--------7-(x32)--9-(x16)----------------------------|
E|-5-----------------5--------7----------------------------------|

After second chorus play the verse riff twice, it's the Bass solo!

[Guitar Solo]
Rhythm Guitarist play chorus during solo
Lead plays:
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5---5--4--2~---|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5---5--7--9~---|
G|-7b 7b7b7b7b7b7b|-7b-------------|-7b 7b7b7b7b7b7b|-7b-------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

e|---------------------|--------------------|
B|-9-9---10-10--12-12--|12----12-10-12-10---|
G|-9-9----9--9---9--9--|-9-----9--9--9--9---|
D|---------------------|--------------------|
A|---------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|

e|---5--5--5--5--5|----------------|---5--5--5--5--5|--5--5--5--5--5-|
B|--5--5--5--5--5-|-5---5--4--2~---|--5--5--5--5--5-|-5--5--5--5--5--|
G|-7b 7b-7b-7b-7b-|7b--------------|-7b-7b-7b-7b-7b-|7b-7b-7b-7b-7b--|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

e|-----------7----|----------------|
B|----------7-7---|10b--(10b)(10b)-| Hold the last note and bend a few times
G|-9p7-7h-9b------|----------------| (three I think). You'll know when you
D|----9-----------|----------------|  listen to the song.
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|

NOTE 3RD VERSE:

I think there a second guitar playing a fill with perhaps a harmonic pedal, I'm not 
sure. If anyone does know just say so in the comments, it's a pretty cool effect in my opinion.

[Outro]
Rhythm plays
e|----------------|    If you wanted to, you could add |--------|
B|----------------|    in these chords now and then.   |-9---10-|
G|-9--------------|                                    |-9----9-|
D|-9-(X64)--------|                                    |-9----9-|
A|-7--------------|                                    |-7----7-|
E|----------------|                                    |--------|

While lead plays
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-8---8---4--|    X5
D|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---x---x--|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6---6---2--|
E|--------------------------------|

And then just:
e|-----|                                                  |-----|
B|-----|     A bend on the G string twice every bar       |-----|
G|-2b--|     and just finish up with:                     |-9---|
D|-----|                                                  |-9---|
A|-----|                                                  |-7---|
E|-----|                                                  |-----|

And thats it!!!! Pretty simple, but catchy as hell!

************************************

| x  Dead note
| ~  Vibrato
| b  Bend
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off

************************************

            
            
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TominatorT1 66 Sep 28, 2012 08:29 AM

Woops, the opening intro riff should actually be:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-8---6---4--------------------9-9-9--------|
D|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---x---x---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9--99--|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6---4---2---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-9--99--|
E|---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------7--77--|

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nolan14 68 Jul 04, 2013 03:44 AM

the fills in the 3rd verse are
|-------------------12--------------|
|-----12-----12------------12-------|
|--9------9------9------9-----------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------|
|---5--5--5-5--5---4---2-0----------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|

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5rock4 10 Jan 10, 2014 11:38 AM, edited on January 22 2014, 07:03 pm

By the way, the ending riff isn't just that riff over and over. It actually goes like this:e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------|G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---8---6---4---9-9-9-9-9-9-9---8---9---11--|D|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---x---x---x---x-x-x-x-x-x-x---x---x---x---|A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---6---4---2---7-7-7-7-7-7-7---6---7---9---|E|---------------------------------------------------------|You can hear it in the song.

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