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10 ALBUMS TO BRING WITH YOU TO A DESERT ISLAND

on July 25, 2011


It's July and we're all anxious to get away for some time before the end of summer is upon us. So the eternal question came up again at dinner last night with some friends...if you could only take 10 albums with you to a desert island with no other access to music (sorry no cloud service is available on this particular island), what would they be?

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NEW SHOES FROM MIKE DIRNT

on July 25, 2011


New Macbeth shoes from Mike Dirnt available Fall 2011.

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BILLIE JOE ON BOB GRUEN

on July 25, 2011

Watch Billie Joe on Sky TV's documentary on rock and roll phoptographer Bob Gruen.

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FANS RANK THEIR FAVORITE MUSICAL

on July 24, 2011


Inspired by the Green Day album of the same name, American Idiot follows three twentysomething friends whose dreams of rock star glory are sidelined by drug abuse, unwanted pregnancies and military duties. The Tony-nominated musical will launch a national tour this fall. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who stepped into the role of St. Jimmy during the Broadway run, is even eyeing a starring role in an upcoming film adaptation of the show.

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100 BEST ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

on July 24, 2011


The Nineties' most irrepressible punk brats grew up with a bang. They also proved they could take on the kind of gargantuan old-school concept album that nobody else seemed to have the guts to try. Not only did they pull it off, they made one of the era's lasting albums, raging against political complacency of mid-decade America with a Who-size sense of grandeur. From the nine-minute epic "Jesus of Suburbia" to the punk nugget "Extraordinary Girl/Letterbomb," they zeroed in on the rock audience's political outcasts and misfits as Billie Joe Armstrong snarled, "Welcome to a new kind of tension/All across the alien nation."

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