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Michelle Obama. Chance the Rapper. N.W.A. Green Day. Bob Dylan. The year's most memorable pop moments

on December 17, 2016 - 8:58am

Green Day at the American Music Awards. Award shows can be self-congratulatory and tiresome, especially those in which peer voting is replaced by audience favorites.

Yet there was Green Day in the midst of November’s American Music Awards, breaking the scene to slam President-elect Donald Trump with a protest march chant of “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist U.S.A.!” No real surprise, as Green Day has never played to a nonpartisan crowd, but the band in recent years has been its most passionate when giving into its political tendencies. — Todd Martens

Full article at LA Times: HERE

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ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE: 10 Best Songs of 2016

on December 17, 2016 - 8:26am

6. Green Day, "Bang Bang"

After three years away, Green Day returned with the gut-punching, raucous "Bang Bang," the lead single off their recent album Revolution Radio. Written from the perspective of a mass shooter, the band gets back to their punk roots and politically charged later years as they address American gun culture with passion and aggression.

Full list at Rolling Stone: HERE

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Green Day thrills the crowd at night two of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas

on December 13, 2016 - 9:44am

Singer Billie Joe Armstrong paused near the end of “Minority,” one of the final songs in Green Day’s ferociously good headlining set at KROQ 106.7 FM’s Almost Acoustic Christmas on Sunday and gave the gift of a rock ’n’ roll benediction to the full house at the Forum in Inglewood.

“We’re the freaks and we’re the losers and we’re the weirdos,” Armstrong said as the band vamped behind him. “And we’ve got to stick together, right?”

Full review at Orange County Register: HERE

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Impassioned Green Day Ready for Revolution at KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas

on December 13, 2016 - 9:32am

If night one of L.A. radio station KROQ’s annual Almost Acoustic Christmas was a celebration of the year in music, night two brought the headlines of 2016 back to the forefront, thanks to a strong set from Beck and a call-to-arms from a fired-up Green Day. 

Full review at Billboard: HERE

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