Geffen Playhouse announces the West Coast premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS! A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing to open the 2015/2016 Geffen Playhouse season in the Gil Cates Theater. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights,Boardwalk Empire) with songs by Grammy Award winner Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong and staged by Jackson Gay. THESE PAPER BULLETS! was commissioned by Yale...
March 27, 2015
From Gilman Street to the Hall of Fame, one of rock’s greatest acts never really left where it started.
Before they were “the guys from Green Day,” Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt had to bum a lot of rides to get to 924 Gilman Street. Armstrong and Dirnt were teenagers when the Berkeley music club, created in the spirit of the People’s Park movement of the 1960s, opened in 1986, and became the place for East Bay kids to plug in...
March 26, 2015
As The Breakfast Club returns to theaters after 30 years, the movie's breakout star, Ally Sheedy, spoke to us about the teen classic and how it gave her cred with her genderqueer daughter.
When you were thinking of the character, was "goth" a thing?
I don't think so. Molly told me earlier that the Cure had some music out then, so that look was out there. But I didn't know the Cure. I don't know when the "goth"...
We're just one month away from the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Every living artist entering the institution — a list that includes Green Day, Joan Jett and Bill Withers — is likely to be on hand, and they're...
The lure of free food won out over the inconvenience of rain and mud as TV's Rachael Ray hosted her eighth annual Feedback food and music party at South By Southwest on Saturday (March 21) at Stubb's Barbeque.
Despite intermittent rain throughout the six-hour, free and open to the public event – which has been a high-profile highlight of the annual SXSW schedule since its inception – lines stretched well beyond the entrance for...
Writer-director Frank Whaley, primarily a busy film and TV actor ("Field of Dreams," "Ray Donovan"), has crafted a tender, evocative tale of an unlikely friendship in his fourth outing behind the camera, "Like Sunday, Like Rain."
The title, which evokes some lost Neil Diamond song, refers to a music composition written by 12-year-old Reggie (Julian Shatkin), a cello prodigy and all-around brainiac who lives in hollow luxury on...
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced presenters for this year's ceremony: Paul McCartney will induct Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder will speak on Bill Withers, Patti Smith will intro Lou Reed, Peter Wolf will show praise to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Fall Out Boy will discuss Green Day, John Mayer will pay tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and Steve Cropper will extol The "5" Royales. Organizers have yet to announce...
March 17, 2015
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March 09, 2015
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From Idiot Nation:
Hello Idiot Nation! Thanks in part to your efforts, Green Day will be inducted into this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! The ceremony takes place on April 18, 2015 at Public Hall in Cleveland, OH. We have 10 pairs of tickets to giveaway to IN members.
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