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  • Bay Area based engineer and producer Chris Dugan talks with the SoundWorks Collection about his road to Jingle Town Studios. We talk about his journey as a small studio owner to recording the grammy winning Green Day album American Idiot.

    Chris also talks about an unreleased Green Day holiday album and his perspective on recording albums with different size budgets.

    Listen to the interview at SoundWorks Collection:...

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  • Enter for a chance to win a copy of Kerrang! magazine's Green Day issue featuring a CD of American Idiot covers! Bands covering Green Day include: 5 Seconds of Summer, Bowling for Soup, The Swellers, You Met At Six and more!

    Enter for a chance to win at Idiot Nation: HERE

     

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    August 03, 2014

    Ever since Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong bought his first Les Paul junior back in 2000, he's been hooked. Since then he's rarely seen on stage without one. Throughout the past decade, Billie Joe has played various Les Paul Jr's, a Les Paul Special, an SG, and his acoustic signature Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong J-180. Armstrong has even gone so far as to play old Green Day songs, that were originally recorded on other types of guitars, on his LP Jr...

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  • In New York for radio and TV appearances and performances, they spoke on Monday by phone with Melena Ryzik, in individual interviews, about their early influences, their latest grooming habits and the transition to rock star life. “Currently we’re driving through...

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  • Billie Joe Armstrong isn’t the kind of dude who just sits around on the couch all summer watching soccer and baseball. No, the Green Day singer can’t sit still, which explains why during a break between his band’s touring and recording he’s scored the coolest summer job ever: rhythm guitarist for the reunited Replacements.

    Starting with surprise appearance at Coachella in April where BJA helped the legendary 1980s Minneapolis shamble punk icons out by...

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  • As Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena approaches reopening, we take a look at the best acts that have played there in its long history…

    Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena reopens in September amid a £26m redevelopment project.

    The whole of the venue will be renovated over the coming months, including huge “sky needles” on top of the venue...

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    July 21, 2014

    On July 19 Tré attended a charity event for Pipeline To A Cure to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis. Read more: HERE

    Follow the band on Instagram: Billie Joe, Mike, Tre, Official...

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  • It seems like the more shows the revamped 2013-2014 lineup of the Replacements play, the better they get at doing what the old Replacements were best at: messing around. Fortunately, Sunday night’s performance at the Forecastle Festival in downtown Louisville, Ky. – the first in a string of three summer gigs leading up to the St. Paul show on Sept. 13 -- never got too messy, and ultimately proved this version of the Replacements is even better at...

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  • Swedish beat chef brings in Billie Joe Armstrong, Chris Martin and more for new LP

    Avicii (a.k.a. 24-year-old Tim Bergling) has commandeered a small room as his home studio. He sits surrounded by computer screens and six synthesizers, working on the follow-up to his hit 2013 album, True. Collaborators this time include Jon Bon Jovi, Serj Tankian of System of a Down and Chris Martin of Coldplay. There's a song with Billie Joe...

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  • in Kentucky playing a show. #thereplacements with #thereplacable #canthardlywait #messagetotheboys #holyshitIminthereplacements #billiejoeandtommystinson

    Follow the band on Instagram: Billie Joe, Mike, Tre,...

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