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  • Billie Joe Armstrong, leader of the East Bay pop-punk outfit Green Day, is set to open Broken Guitars in the storefront located at 423 40th St. in Oakland. His business partner, Bill Schneider, a longtime Green Day associate and former bandmate of Armstrong's in Pinhead Gunpowder, said that the grand opening is slated for April 3rd.

    Schneider previously ran Univibe, an instrument shop located at the intersection of Alcatraz and Adeline, until it closed in 2001, its stock assimilated by Berkeley's Starving Musician. Schneider and Armstrong have ties to the block. 1-2-3-4 Go!

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  • Our favorite 1990s punk rock frontman is all grown up. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong turns 43 today, an age most former punks would start thinking about the next phase of their life. But after more than 20 years leading one of the biggest modern-era punk bands, Billie Joe shows no signs of slowing down. Since turning the big 4-0 in 2012, Armstrong recorded and dropped three albums with Green Day along with a collaboration LP with Norah Jones last October. Hell, even his teenage son Joey is the drummer in Bay Area pop-punk group Emily’s Army. (Yep.

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  • CLEVELAND, Ohio - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction week here in Cleveland just got bigger, as if that were possible.

    The ceremonies, which will see the Class of 2015 enshrined in the show at Cleveland's Public Hall on Saturday, April 18, will be the capper. But there will be a week of events leading up to that, according to the Rock Hall.

    Here is the Rock Hall's schedule of events, according to a release supplied today:

    Saturday, April 11

    Free admission to the Rock Hall, capped by a 7 p.m.

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  • Watch: Leighton Meester Takes Charge in Exclusive 'Like Sunday, Like Rain' Trailer

    @montereymedia and @indiewire bring you the exclusive trailer for Like Sunday, Like Rain. Starring Leighton Meester, Debra Messing, and Billie Joe Armstrong. 

    In theatres starting March 13th: HERE

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  • On 3/17 We Will Release A Special Limited Edition Green & White Color Vinyl of 39/Smooth - Pre–order now! http://smarturl.it/39SmoothLP

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  • GreenDay's picture
    January 24, 2015

    1pm today. NAMM Booth 3071 Hall D treleparc

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  • SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — When a thief stole a man’s dog Mochi along with a laptop and bicycles, the owner took to social media and recruited hundreds of people to help track her down, but none more connected than Green Day’s front man Billie Joe Armstrong.  Go HERE to see the full story.

    “To me it’s a kidnapping, that was my child, and it was taken away from my house,” said David Baker.

    It began with a few tweets and Instagrams, and paper fliers, and then an outpouring of support from skaters, who wrote, “Skateboarders can do anything, let’s help.” From there, Armstrong (who also lives in the

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  • It might be one of the most unique covers of a Green Day hit you'll ever hear: young, at-risk girls from an Indian shelter singing Boulevard of Broken Dreams. “Many of these children have been abused or have suffered trauma. Music helps to engage them, it helps them to relax,” Faith Gonsalves, the founder of Music Basti, says.  Volunteers from the non-profit help give the girls a musical voice as a means of giving them a confident and creative voice of their own.

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  • "We're in incredible company and I'm still trying to make sense of this," he says

    Only a handful of bands get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the first year they're eligible these days. When Billie Joe Armstrong learned that Green Day were one of them, he could barely process the news. "I had to go for a walk," he says. "I wound up at this cafe and I sat down and my son met up with me. I told him and he was like, 'Oh my God. No way.' It just took some time to sink in. We're in incredible company and I'm still trying to make sense of this. It's just incredible." The singer spoke to Rolling

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  • Lou Reed, Green Day and the 1970s soul star Bill Withers are among the latest entrants to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    They, along with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and his group Double Trouble, will be honored in Cleveland on April 18 at the hall’s 30th annual induction ceremony, the organization is to announce on Tuesday.

    In addition, Ringo Starr will be given the award for musical excellence — formerly called the sideman award — and the “5” Royales, the rhythm-and-blues band known for playing the original versions of hits like

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