NAME : Frank Edwin Wright III
BIRTHDATE : born December 9, 1972
HOMETOWN : Willits, California, USA
EYE COLOR : Blue
NATURAL HAIR COLOR : Brown
MARTIAL STATUS : Married his long time girlfriend Lisea Lyons in March of 1995. They divorced sometime after. In May 2000, he married Claudia. In 2003, he and Claudia broke up.
CHILDREN : Ramona, born January 1995 to ex-wife, Lisea Lyons; Frankito ("Little Frank"), born 2001 to Claudia.
FAMILY : Tre grew up with his father and 2 siblings. He now lives in Oakland, California.
INSTRUMENTS : Drums, the accordion, and the guitar.
OTHER BANDS : Tre has also played with The Lookouts, Sreeching Weasels, and Samiam.
Frank Edwin Wright III was born December 9, 1972 in Frankfurt, Germany,
making him the youngest member of Green Day. He lived in the Mendocino
mountains, California with his dad and his 2 older siblings. His dad, a
helicopter pilot in Vietnam, decided the move the family there to insulate them
upon his return to the United States. Tre's closest neighbor was none other than
Lookout! Records owner Lawrence Livermore, who also owned the punk band the
Lookouts. At age 12, Livermore recruited Tre to join The Lookouts, and that's
when Livermore gave him the name of Tre Cool (which means Very Cool in French).
After Green Day's first tour around the country (following the release of
39/Smooth), John Kiffmeyer decided to leave Green Day. Looking no farther than
Gilman Street, Billie Joe and Mike recruited Tre, who was already a 5 year
veteran of the Gilman Street scene.
Tre decided to drop out of high school his sophmore year. However, he did pass an equivalency test and earned his GED, and he even began taking classes at a nearby community college. He had to drop out of college however, when the demands of Green Day's touring intensified. Tre's father, who owns a small trucking company, overhauled a used bookmobile, and even served as the driver on three seperate tours. "I watched them go from a bunch of kids to a group of musicians with work ethic," says Tre's father, Frank Wright. "On their first tour or two, it was more of a party than anything else. I still scratch my head and say, 'How in the hell did they make it?' They used to practice in my living room here -- a lot of the songs they did on Dookie. You hear it coming together, and you don't expect people are going to go out and buy it. But when it does, you just say, 'Wow, that's so cool.'" (Rolling Stone, January 26, 1995)
Tre had a daughter named Ramona in January of 1995, then he married his long time girlfriend Lisea Lyons in March. Him and Lisea are divorced now, but Tre remarried in May of 2000, to Claudia. Claudia and him have a son named Frankito, which means "Little Frank". Tre and Claudia divorced in 2003, but they still live together with Frankito in Oakland, California. Recently, Tre has been linked to Donna C., drummer of The Donnas, however they are no longer together. -Courtney Smith