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A Backstage Conversation With Green Day

on March 27, 2017 - 1:01pm

The punk-rock trio on entering middle age, crafting the perfect set list and the rigors of life on a tour bus

In about three hours, the floor of Washington D.C.'s Verizon Center will be packed with a screaming mass of Green Day fans gleefully ignoring the signs posted every few feet that explicitly ban crowd-surfing. But right now it's soundcheck and the band is facing an audience of two that manages to make those showgoers seem tame by comparison: Ryan Dirnt and Brixton Dirnt.

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Green Day puts on a performance clinic at Petersen show

on March 26, 2017 - 7:44pm

Green Day brought fire and fireworks to Petersen Events Center in Oakland on March 25 in what should be one of the best tours to come through Pittsburgh this year.

The band played a nearly two and a half hour set to a sold out crowd. Throughout their playing, Green Day gave fans both expected and unexpected moments. Hits “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Longview” and others were sprinkled throughout the Bay Area band's performance.

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11-year-old Beaconsfield kid lives dream, plays guitar with Green Day

on March 25, 2017 - 10:36am

Before the Green Day concert Wednesday night at the Bell Centre, Vanessa Hermo agreed to buy her 11-year-old son Nathan Guilbault a Dookie t-shirt, figuring her kid deserved a memento of his first-ever concert. Little did they know he would be getting something a lot more special to bring home to ensure he never forgot this show.

About an hour into the concert, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told the 15,600 fans there that he was looking for a really awesome Montreal guitarist to play with them.

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Local rocker celebrates happy birthday — Green Day style

on March 24, 2017 - 9:36am

David Taggart is still buzzing about his birthday.

The local rocker spent his 26th getting dragged up on Montreal’s Bell Centre stage by his rock n’ roll idol, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, and belting out a verse in front of a raucous crowd before stage-diving headlong into a sea of waiting arms.

“That was insane. That was so ridiculous that happened to me on my birthday,” said Taggart, who said the concert was a surprise planned by his sister, Rylee Taggart, and his girlfriend, Aoife Coleman, who celebrated her birthday Thursday — the day after Taggart.

Taggart’s Facebook page is

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Watch Green Day's Rousing 'Still Breathing' on 'The Late Show' - Rolling Stone

on March 22, 2017 - 12:32pm

Green Day performed their poignant new song "Still Breathing" Tuesday on The Late Show.

Billie Joe Armstrong and bandmates break down every song on fiery new LP

Host Stephen Colbert passed off the introduction duties to an animated God, hovering in the ceiling, who introduced the punk rockers as his "favorite band." In the hard-hitting performance, Billie Joe Armstrong alternated between smooth verse crooning and raw chorus shrieks as lights flashed behind Tré Cool's drum set.

"Still Breathing" is the second single from Green Day's 12th album, last year's Revolution Radio. The band is

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