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Watch Trailer for Green Day's New 'Fly-on-the-Wall' 'American Idiot' Doc

on September 21, 2015

Film marks first time punk band allowed cameras into the studio, features exclusive footage of intimate full-album gig

Next month, Green Day finally unveil Heart Like a Hand Grenade, a long-awaited doc on the making of 2004's American Idiot. Directed in DIY fashion by punk-minded filmmaker John Roecker, the movie was shot in the studio during the creation of the future Rock and Rock Hall of Famers' breakthrough rock-opera concept LP and screened only once — at an intimate fan event in Hollywood in 2009. We're presenting an exclusive first look at the trailer.

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Shakespeare meets the Beatles in lively 'These Paper Bullets!'

on September 19, 2015

"These Paper Bullets!: A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'" lives up to its frisky subtitle and then some.

This lively if overstretched show, which opened at the Geffen Playhouse on Wednesday, transplants the merry war between Beatrice and Benedick to London in the swinging '60s.

The stage is a kaleidoscope of miniskirts and go-go boots, beehives and mop tops, and more sex and drugs than anyone over 35 could possibly want or handle. 

The rock 'n' roll, however, is just right: Green Day front man Bille Joe Armstrong, returning to the theater after his success

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Inside The Four Awesome Gig Art Prints With The New Issue - KERRANG!

on September 11, 2015

We instantly fell in love with this gnarly three-headed Green Day dog poster by Michael Hacker, which was made to celebrate an Austrian show back in 2013. Based in Vienna, Michael’s an illustrator and comic artist who has been designing and printing limited gig posters for bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Kvelertak, Mastodon, The Melvins or Red Fang since 2007. He recently finished his second comic book “Steroid Max” – a homage to 80’s and 90’s action movies.

Full article at KERRANG!: HERE

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Rolin Jones bring ‘These Paper Bullets!’ to the Geffen

on September 11, 2015

Playwright Rolin Jones flew up to Oakland to meet with Billie Joe Armstrong about collaborating on a project together and as Jones was laying out the idea for a new play with music, fans kept interrupting, asking the Green Day frontman for an autograph. All the while, during the pitch, Jones says the rocker was mostly listening in silence.

“When I finished, he basically just stared at me,” Jones recalls, “and said, ‘Let me get this straight. You’re going to rewrite Shakespeare, and I’m going to rewrite The Beatles.’”

Yep, that was about it, acknowledged the playwright, who grew up in

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