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  • In a recent German language interview, Swedish DJ Avicii announced Billie Joe would be lending a hand on his upcoming album.

    Read the full interivew in German at Kronen Zeitung: HERE

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  • Two And A Half Men' played a host of Green Day songs in Oakland, California
     
    Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong played a gig with his son Joey Armstrong in Oakland, California earlier this week.

    Under the name Two And A Half Men the father and son were joined by touring member of Green Day Jason White for the show at 1-2-3-4 Go Records, reports Restless Press. The set included Green Day songs 'Church On Sunday', '2,000 Light Years Away', '99 Revolutions', 'Little Boy Named Train', 'Stuck With Me' and '409 In Your Coffee Maker'. See a picture Joey Armstrong posted of the show on Instagram
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  • There are things we know about 5 Seconds of Summer: they love banana pranks, look good in fake superhero costumes, have a thing for Ewoks and they are massive Green Day fans. Which is why we’re not surprised that for the new issue of Kerrang! magazine, they joined former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, Falling in Reverse, You Me At Six, Bowling for Soup, Rise to Remain, New Politics, Escape the Fate, the Blackout and others for a track-by-track cover of Green Day’s American Idiot album. Buy the issue here.

    Full article at MTV: HERE

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  • Green Day’s American Idiot has been covered exclusively by 15 of your favourite bands in the new issue of Kerrang!…

    10 years after the punk trio’s legendary seventh album was released, Kerrang! have put together a tribute CD with the likes of Frank Iero, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Falling In Reverse, You Me At Six and more. It’ll be available in the new issue of Kerrang! (out Wednesday 11 June), and it sounds AWESOME. Get excited!

    Worldwide Kerrang! readers can buy the new issue of K! – complete with the Kerrang! Does American Idiot CD – right here!

    Check out who’s on the album now…

    1. American

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  • GREEN DAY
    Photographer: Sean Murphy
    Date: February 24, 2000
    Location: Berkeley, California

    Full list at Neatorama: HERE

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  • Green Day will forever hold a steadfast place in my heart, as their critically acclaimed seventh studio album, American Idiot, was the first CD I ever declared as my own. After some hefty amounts of incessant coaxing toward my mother, I found myself indubitably adrift within the vast expanse of the records’ soaring, yet angst-laden vocal patterns and radio-ready punk-rock infused instrumentals. American Idiot had me enthralled; it had me consumed; it had me in love.

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  • Please get in touch with the project’s lead archivist Daniel Hague at archive@eastbaypunk.com if you would like to contribute any archive materials to the film.
     

    In the mid 1980s, on the eastern shores of the San Francisco Bay, a fuse was lit. As the shadows of the 1960s counterculture gave way to the Reagan 80s, disillusioned kids growing up in Berkeley and its surrounding suburbs discovered punk rock... and each other. Together, with amplifiers, copy machines and hearts blazing, they fought to carve out a movement of their own, and changed music, art and literature forever.

    EAST BAY: By

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  • For more than two decades Chris Bilheimer has designed album covers, concert posters, rock T-shirts and more as art director for R.E.M. and freelancer for other bands, notably Green Day, Widespread Panic and Neutral Milk Hotel. Now he’s entered the fashion realm as the creative force behind Helm Boots’ redesign. This spring, the Austin, Texas-based brand unveiled a new logo, website, packaging, store signage and point-of-sale materials.

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  • In what promises to be one of our most random playlists (yes, even surpassing the dirty secrets one), the AP editorial team is reflecting this week on the first music videos we ever saw. Some of our picks are older than us and downright ridiculous when you revisit them in a modern context—and that’s the beauty and hilarity of it all.

    I can confidently say that Green Day were the vessel for my first music-meets-video experience, with their explosive 2004 single, “American Idiot.” My 10-year old self was enthralled by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s seemingly imperturbable punk-rock persona

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  • Green Day @ The Paddington Hotel, Sydney – 20th February 2014

    The night before they were set to play in front a stadium full of Brisbane fans for Soundwave, US pop-punk veterans Green Day decided to throw a surprise club show in Sydney at the eleventh hour – announcing it on Twitter a mere half an hour before they hit the stage – making it a truly special night for the lucky few hundred switched-on fans who got there in time.

    “I guess a few of you saw the tweet,” joked Billie Joe Armstrong when arriving on stage, before whipping his bandmates through an hour-long, 12-song set of their

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