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on April 22, 2010

Green Day fans attending Thursday night's performance of the just-opened Broadway musical "American Idiot" got an extra-special treat following the final bow: The veteran rock trio jumped onstage for a surprise performance.

"This is my first night on Broadway," frontman Billie Joe Armstrong announced as his two bandmates — bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool — took their places behind him. They quickly ripped into a blistering performance of "American Idiot," the first single from the album of the same name that serves as the basis for the musical.

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on April 22, 2010

As you can see by this list, Green Day are no “minority” when it comes to banding together to help save the environment. But instead of paying environmental causes mere lip service, they’ve paired up with the Natural Resources Defense Council to try to make a real impact on the way we live.

The pairing sees the band encouraging their fans to do everything from lobbying congress to create more “green” jobs to letting President Obama know that you support clean energy. (We hear Billie Joe Armstrong has got the guy on BlackBerry Messenger).

Furthermore, you can visit the collaborative

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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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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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on April 21, 2010