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MTV

on April 22, 2010

Green Day Contest Winners Rave About Surprise Show

Winners of MTV's 'American Idiot' contest got big surprise at end of musical.

On Thursday night, winners of MTV's "American Idiot" contest were not only treated to a great show — but a surprise mini concert by Green Day, who took the stage to play "American Idiot" and "Basket Case." So, all in all, it was a pretty great night.

"I think I had heart failure! It was the most amazing experience," contest winner Fallyn Ruzzi told MTV News following the show. "I mean, the play was great, and then Green Day played songs, too!"

Ruzzi was just

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GREEN DAY TREATS APRIL 22 CROWD TO IMPROMPTU GIG

on April 22, 2010

Pay for a Broadway show and get a Green Day set as an added bonus. That is, at least, what the capacity crowd at the April 22 performance of American Idiot got.

Following the full guitar-equipped cast's bow and encore, the curtain rose once more, and a "roadie" (on Broadway: union stagehand) brought out two microphone stands. The decibel level rose even higher as Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool — aka Green Day — took to the stage. (Their presence in the house was no secret as those seated in the orchestra section of the St.

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FUSE TV

on April 21, 2010
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MTV

on April 21, 2010

Green Day's 'American Idiot' Musical Is Political And Personal
'It's about people becoming lost and just trying to find their way,' Billie Joe Armstrong tells MTV News.

By now, you're probably aware that Green Day's 2004 album American Idiot was a fairly, uh, political affair. And while the Broadway version of the record doesn't exactly shy away from the topic, it also reveals a side of the music that most probably never realized was there in the first place: the personal.

"I think, politically, American Idiot, when we were writing it, it was trying to make sense out of a big mess,"

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AMERICAN IDIOT AUCTION CLOSES IN 2 DAYS

on April 21, 2010

You have only 2 days left to get your hands on one-of-a-kind collector’s items from the world premiere of American Idiot. You won’t find these amazing mementos from the world premiere anywhere else! Place your bid now on eBay HERE for your chance to take home unique memorabilia, including a guitar autographed by Green Day and the show’s original cast. The auction closes at 7pm Pacific Time on Saturday, April 24.

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