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Trombone Shorty Did a Long Jazzy Green Day Cover at Lollapalooza

on August 11, 2014

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue played a characteristically great set at Lollapalooza this past Sunday. One of the highlights for me — if you feel like playing Where’s Waldo, you can find me in about the 8th row wearing a red Wisconsin hat — was this long cover of Brain Stew by Green Day.

Full article at The Big Lead: HERE

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Chris Dugan

on August 07, 2014

Bay Area based engineer and producer Chris Dugan talks with the SoundWorks Collection about his road to Jingle Town Studios. We talk about his journey as a small studio owner to recording the grammy winning Green Day album American Idiot.

Chris also talks about an unreleased Green Day holiday album and his perspective on recording albums with different size budgets.

Listen to the interview at SoundWorks Collection: HERE

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IDIOT NATION EXCLUSIVE: WIN KERRANG! MAGAZINE'S AMERICAN IDIOT TRIBUTE

on August 06, 2014

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Kerrang! magazine's Green Day issue featuring a CD of American Idiot covers! Bands covering Green Day include: 5 Seconds of Summer, Bowling for Soup, The Swellers, You Met At Six and more!

Enter for a chance to win at Idiot Nation: HERE

 

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Green Day on a Gibson

on August 03, 2014

Ever since Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong bought his first Les Paul junior back in 2000, he's been hooked. Since then he's rarely seen on stage without one. Throughout the past decade, Billie Joe has played various Les Paul Jr's, a Les Paul Special, an SG, and his acoustic signature Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong J-180. Armstrong has even gone so far as to play old Green Day songs, that were originally recorded on other types of guitars, on his LP Jr. So let’s take a look at Billie Joe live on stage with his many Gibson guitars!

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“The first time I ever picked up a Les Paul Junior,

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Of Green Day, Green Hair and Still Green Rock Stars - NEW YORK TIMES

on July 27, 2014

In New York for radio and TV appearances and performances, they spoke on Monday by phone with Melena Ryzik, in individual interviews, about their early influences, their latest grooming habits and the transition to rock star life. “Currently we’re driving through New York, and there’s many people banging on the windows,” Mr. Irwin said. “Sorry if I seem distracted.” These are excerpts from their conversations.

Q. You started out posting covers on YouTube. What was your inspiration?

Luke Hemmings What really got me into music is the band Good Charlotte, when I was 10. And then it grew into

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