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  • Angelique Kidjo, U2, Will.i.am, Sting, Rokia Traoré, Kid Rock, Mumford and Sons, Elvis Costello, Green Day, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ed Sheeran & dozens more raise their voices and demand action against extreme poverty ahead of the G8.

     

    JOHANNESBURG, LONDON AND WASHINGTON, (June 11, 2013) – The ONE Campaign today joined forces with dozens of musicians from across the globe to launch agit8, an urgent call for action against extreme poverty in the crucial week leading up to the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.

    An extraordinary line up of artists have added their voices to the campaign by

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  • Soul searching, heartache and self-discovery can be common themes in Broadway shows, but this critically-acclaimed show also happens to have a Green Day score. The national tour of American Idiot makes a stop in Las Vegas at The Smith Center June 11-16. Based on the rock opera album of the same name, the Tony Award-winning show follows three friends in their efforts to break out of suburban ennui and define themselves in a post 9/11 existence.

    You may have listened to the American Idiot album a thousand times, but when you hear songs like 21 Guns and Wake Me Up When September Ends within this emotional storyline and through the voices of this dynamic cast, it's like hearing each song for the first time. Located just north of the Strip, the newly minted Smith Center is one of the premier places for Broadway shows in Vegas right now. $24-$190.

    If you're looking for less of a theater experience, and more of a Green Day punk show, the American Idiot Band performs a An Evening with Idiots, a special, 90-minute free show at Red Rock Ranch Resort, June 13, 10:30 p.m. Musicians from the show will perform from the entire Green Day catalog, not just songs from American Idiot. That means you'll likely get to hear your favorites from albums such as Dookie and Nimrod.

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  • From Idiot Nation:

    New contest alert! Emily's Army releases their second album 'Lost at Seventeen' on Rise Records today.

    Emily's Army is comprised of brothers Cole and Max Becker (who split vocal duties and play guitar and bass, respectively), guitarist Travis Neumann and drummer Joey Armstrong (son of Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, who also produced the LP). They showcase their knack for ragged So Cal pop-punk with a bleeding heart and a healthy sense of humor.

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  • Queen's Freddie Mercury died in 1991, but in 2013 he can still get 60,000 people singing along to "Bohemian Rhapsody."

    As fans waited for Green Day to take the stage at London's Emirates Stadium earlier this month, a video shot from the upper deck captures the crowd's enthusiastic sing-along of the 1975 hit.

    The highlight comes around the 2:00 mark as the guitar kicks in and thousands of concertgoers on the field in front of the stage begin pogoing. The group effort reaches its loudest point here:

    "So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
    So you think you can love me and leave me to die
    Oh baby -- can't do this to me baby
    Just gotta get out -- just gotta get right outta here"

    Commenters on the YouTube page where the video is posted were caught up in the moment as well.

    "This makes me cry and smile so big at the same time. I love rock fans. Long live Queen!" wrote highlyillogical.

    "Humans are so cool," said becauseimabigdork.

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  • Are you ready for a new contest? This week we're giving away 3 copies of "Warning" on Vinyl. Adeline Records' exclusive vinyl for one of Green Day's most ambitious albums, Warning, with original artwork. Featuring the stand-out tracks "Warning", "Jackass", and "Minority". Current limited pressing is on white vinyl.  Winners will be chosen Monday, June 17th. Only one entry per person will be qualified. Good luck! Open to all Idiot Nation members!

    Can't wait? Order your copy of 'Warning' on vinyl at Adeline Records: HERE

    Login to Idiot Nation now to enter: HERE

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  • They're restless, angsty and young – very young, actually – and on June 11th, Emily's Army will release their second album, the aptly titled Lost at 17, on Rise Records. Now you can take an exclusive first listen to the Oakland band's effort.

    Emily's Army is comprised of brothers Cole and Max Becker (who split vocal duties and play guitar and bass, respectively), guitarist Travis Neumann and drummer Joey Armstrong (son of Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, who also produced the LP). They showcase their knack for ragged So Cal pop-punk with a bleeding heart and a healthy sense of humor.

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  • Thank you to everyone that entered! Currently submitting videos has ended. Vote now for your favorite video at Talent House: HERE

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    • Fender® Bassman® 100T Tube Bass Amplifier Head
    • Fender® Bassman® 410 Neo Bass Cabinet

    • Fender® Mike Dirnt Precision Bass® Guitar with Gigbag - 2 Color Sunburst (Signed by Mike Dirnt)

    • The entire Green Day album catalog

    Enter to win at American Musical Supply: HERE

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  • The massive north London venue sells out all 60,000 tickets for the first time

    Green Day have set a new gig attendance record at London's Emirates Stadium.

    The band took to the stage at the north London enormodome on Saturday night (June 1) to play a hit-packed set which also featured audience antics, bizarre costumes and Billie Joe Armstrong firing a huge toilet paper gun into the crowd.

    Now it's been revealed that the venue sold out all 60,000 tickets for the first time. Other acts including Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen have played sell-out shows at the Emirates Stadium in the past but

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  • Thing Named After Green Day: Macrocarpaea dies-viridis – a species of night-blooming flowers within the Macrocarpaea genus named after Billie Joe and co.

    From what our research has told us, the flower named after Green Day looks more like a dried-up weed. However, when its in a nocturnal bloom, the particular type of Macrocarpaea named after the punk-rock trio probably looks similar to the picture above (which is actually one of its sister species).

    According to Rolling Stone, “Harvard researchers bestowed the name “dies-viridis” (Latin for “green day”) upon their newly minted species of

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