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Interview with Green Day’s Mike Dirnt – The Band, Music, Gear and More

on October 15, 2016 - 3:27am

Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of the group’s career, the band has been a trio with drummer Tré Cool.

Green Day has sold more than 75 million records worldwide and has won 5 Grammy awards. Recently I was fortunate enough to catch up Mike Dirnt for a quick interview in Hollywood, CA.

Let’s start from the very beginning, like all good stories. What first drew you to music as well as the bass?

As a kid, I was kind of raised on radio and I was always humming and thinking songs in my head.

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GREEN DAY SIGNING @ HOT TOPIC HOLLYWOOD

on October 15, 2016 - 1:07am

LOS ANGELES, CA!

GREEN DAY will be signing copies of REVOLUTION RADIO @ HOT TOPIC - HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND on Saturday, October 15th @ 4PM!

Purchase the album REVOLUTION RADIO and a GREEN DAY tee shirt @ the Hot Topic Hollywood & Highland location starting on Friday, October 7th and you will receive a wristband that gets you an opportunity to get an autograph from the band.

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Behind The Scenes REVRAD Photo Shoot video

on October 14, 2016 - 6:36pm
Check out the behind scenes video from the REVRAD photo shoot! Get the album on @iTunes http://smarturl.it/GDRRI
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Billie Joe Armstrong: A Punk Seeks Serenity Inside the Chaos

on October 14, 2016 - 6:32pm

Billie Joe Armstrong may be punk rock’s biggest triple threat: the frontman of Green Day, which was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the co-composer and sometime star of “American Idiot,” the Broadway musical on its way to becoming an HBO movie; and the lead of “Ordinary World,” an indie film out Friday, Oct. 14.

What he is not, though, by his own admission, is a social media maven. “I’ll try to catch up,” he said. “I get into Instagram, and the next thing I know, someone will say, it’s all about Snapchat now!

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