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Q&A WITH AMERICAN IDIOT STAR

on August 28, 2011


Christina Sajous, currently starring as Shirley in the Broadway production of Baby It's You!, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Sajous made her Broadway debut originating the role of the Extraordinary Girl in Green Day's American Idiot.

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PROTEST MUSIC, NOW AND THEN

on August 26, 2011


A history of political activism in music, from Woody Guthrie to Sam Cooke to Lady Gaga.

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VMA: RED CARPET HISTORY

on August 26, 2011


Green Day's arrival at the 2005 VMAs drew a massive crowd
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EMILY'S EMILY ROCKS BEYOND THEIR YEARS

on August 23, 2011


While they are still teenagers, the Oakland-based Emily's Army sounds like pop-punk veterans. That should comes as no surprise since Bille Joe Armstrong produced the record, and the drummer, Joey Armstrong.

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18 PERPLEXING BAND NAMES EXPLAINED

on August 23, 2011


A few weeks ago, we examined 23 head-scratching band names and their origins. But why stop there? With hordes of artists operating under befuddling stage names, we're going to keep lowering our bucket of truth into this bottomless well of absurdity. So here are 18 more origin stories. As we noted last time, sometimes the names have a simple explanation, and other times they emerge from spotty rock lore. Either way, the answer is always ridiculous.

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