This amazing news comes via series co-star Michael Imperioli — who played Christopher Moltisanti on the show — after he posted an old photo with Gandolfini yesterday (August 6), writing, "Jim and I at a fundraiser for my theater Studio Dante. Caesars Atlantic City 2005."
The two are pictured holding a guitar, an image to which one of his followers followed up to inquire about Gandolfini's listening habits.
"He would play the vinyl of Dookie in his trailer at work. Totally serious," Imperioli wrote in a reply.
He added: "No joke. He loved Green Day."
Earlier this year, Imperioli began hosting a rewatch podcast about the HBO series, titled Talking Sopranos.
Gandolfini died of a heart attack back in 2013 at the age of 51. His last credited role was in 2014's The Drop as Cousin Marv.
See Imperioli's post below, and scroll down to see a screenshot of the exchange.
Jim and I at a fundraiser for my theater Studio Dante. Caesars Atlantic City 2005. Photo courtesy of my dear friend @norenabarbella @caesarsac @talkingsopranos #thesopranos #jamesgandolfini #tonysoprano #michaelimperioli #christophermoltisanti #hbo #themanysaintsofnewark #studiodante
Incredible news pic.twitter.com/FGzzbGWamK— mastronaut (@Lily_Mastr0) August 7, 2020