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Green Day's 'American Idiot' Turns 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

on September 21, 2014

For Green Day, George W. Bush's administration wasn't much fun, but it did inspire a career revival most acts would (metaphorically) kill for. When the recordings for a follow-up called Cigarettes and Valentines was stolen, guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool decided to regroup and record something completely different -- a rock opera in the vein of the Who's Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar.

It was crazy enough to work. Four years since Warning, fans were finally thirsting for new Green Day again, and lead single "American Idiot" was strong enough to be

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Armstrong makes a favorable impression as a featured player in the new independent film Like Sunday, Like Rain.

on September 19, 2014

Local rock star Billie Joe Armstrong is the lead singer-songwriter-guitarist of five-time Grammy Award-and two-time Tony Award-winning punk band GREEN DAY, one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time. After releasing successful albums Dookie, InsomniacNimrod, and Warning, Green Day conquered Broadway with the musical version of their rock opera album American Idiot. Fleshing out his diverse resume, Armstrong makes a favorable impression as a featured player in the new independent film Like Sunday, Like Rain.

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Tre Cool for StokesMe Bowl-A-Rama Helps Push 2014 Humanitarian Fund Towards $100k

on September 19, 2014

About StokesMe
StokesMe September is the official fundraising effort for the SIMA Humanitarian Fund. This year, StokesMe supports 12 surf-related humanitarian organizations dedicated to improving the life, health, and/or welfare of people. The 2014 SIMA Humanitarian Fund beneficiaries are: AccesSurf, Best Day Foundation, Boarding for Breast Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, Life Rolls On, Mauli Ola Foundation, Outdoor Outreach, STOKED, SurfAid, Surfers Healing, and Waves for Water.

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NEW ISSUE: K!1535 – GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT 10 YEARS ON

on September 17, 2014

Green Day’s American Idiot 10 Years On! The Amazing Untold Story…

American Idiot didn’t just define a decade, it saved a punk rock institution. Through the eyes of its key players, Kerrang! find out how… PLUS! The 50 greatest albums of the noughties: All Time Low, 30 Seconds To Mars, Linkin Park and more speak! Foo Fighters take over the UK, Pierce The Veil‘s Vic Fuentes and Sleeping With Sirens‘ Kellin Quinn go head-to-head before their world tour hits the UK, K!

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