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  • Even the world's biggest bands need some time away from their day jobs, and Green Day are no exception. From the garage rock of Foxboro Hot Tubs, to the epic American Idiot Musical, find out how Billie Joe & co. spend their time away from destroying stadiums worldwide (and just being general badasses).

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  • Kurt Cobain changed Win Butler's world. Billie Joe Armstrong thought the Nirvana frontman was his generation's John Lennon and Paul McCartney. And Beck thinks he owes a debt of gratitude to the singer-guitarist for opening the world's ears to a thriving, but little-heard underground scene.

    It's been two decades since Cobain took his own life on April 5, 1994, at age 27, yet he remains an important cultural touchstone for those he influenced and entertained in his short-lived career.

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  • Green Day, "Basket Case" (June 29, 1994)

    Long long ago (the mid '90s, let's say) I grew up in a "Dave" household, where I was allowed to stay up late with my parents so we could watch Letterman's absurdist and acidic antics before bed. And sometimes there was a musical guest so enticing to my sullen, early teen self that I'd stay up a little later: There was Weezer doing "Say It Ain't So," Bjork doing "Hyperballad," and R.E.M. doing "What's The Frequency Kenneth?" with Dan Rather?!? And then there was Green Day's snotty rendition of "Basket Case," the trio's pop punk anthem about boredom and

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    Green Day's major label debut Dookie had been on shelves for five months at this point, slowly climbing by #19. The group saw Woodstock '94 as an amazing opportunity to reach a wider audience, and when fans began throwing mud they didn't hesitate to throw back, culminating in a near-riot where a security guard mistook basset Mike Dirnt for a psychotic fan and smashed his front teeth out. It was absolute chaos. It was also one of the most memorable performance of the entire festival, causing MTV to play highlights over and over. Check out this video of "Paper Lanterns" from the set. 

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    April 01, 2014

    Green Day, Ray Toro, GWAR, Taylor Hawkins, Metallica, Corey Taylor, Steel Panther and loads more!

    New issue at KERRANG!: HERE

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    March 31, 2014

    In the new issue of Rolling Stone Magazine

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  • It’s perplexing to think how we’re 20 years removed from 1994. While certain things have drastically changed, so much has stayed the same. The ’90s culture still seems much more prevalent than the ’80s did 20 years later — even if Nirvana’s now considered “classic rock”. For example, Pulp Fiction remains a shocking piece of cinema, critics and fans still obsess over Nas’ triumphant Illmatic, and the Clintons continue to make headlines. 

    The ease and accessibility of online media certainly helps, especially the finesse of Google and the wealth of content on YouTube.

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  • The older folks who bailed while the show was going strong would disagree, but American Idiot is an accomplished, moving piece of 21st century theater.

    More in the style of shows like Rent, Spring Awakening, The Who’s Tommy or Chess, the show that will be raging and rocking at Broward Center for the Performing Arts through April 6 is even more opera-like in its use of lyrics to convey its loose story and, more pointedly, its characters’ surging emotions. American Idiot is about as far from South Pacific or Oklahoma! as Broadway theater gets; hence, those scattered walkouts.

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