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MIKE DIRNT PLAYS ROLE IN OAKLAND REBIRTH

on June 13, 2011


When Oakland’s Historic Fox Theater reopened several years ago, following a forty-plus year hiatus, it sparked a renaissance in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood. The area quickly filled with new bars, restaurants and its nightlife came to life.

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EMILY'S ARMY ALBUM OUT TODAY

on June 13, 2011


Emily’s Army debut album Don’t Be A Dick is out today, June 14th on Adeline Records. The East Bay pop-punk group will kick off their tour on June 18th in Kelso, WA. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong produced the album.

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MIKE DIRNT IN LAS VEGAS

on June 12, 2011


It was a Love reunion with Sir Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon and Olivia Harrison and son Dhani at Cirque du Soleil’s fifth-anniversary celebration of The Beatles Love at the Mirage last night, while Ringo Starr appeared from Europe via video to kick off the gala celebration.

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AMERICAN IDIOT MOVIE

on June 12, 2011


After the gods and the space adventurer comes the idiot. Besides American Gods, Playtone is also developing American Idiot, a screen version of the Broadway musical adapted from Green Day’s eponymous concept album, for 2013 premiere.

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MIKE DIRNT TO ATTEND RUDY'S RIBBON CUTTING

on June 08, 2011


Take the Doll Walk of Fame at Rudy's Can't Fail Café, which opened Monday. This will be either the second or third time that I begin this column with Rudy's. It's unavoidable this week because there is a ribbon-cutting ceremony 6:30 p.m. Friday which Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt will attend. He is an investor in Rudy's and a rock star. It made sense to put a rock-star event at the top of the column.

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