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  • Thiebaud’s company, Real Skateboards, is selling custom skateboards styled after Green Day’s album art. Proceeds will benefit the hospital.

    BERKELEY, CALIF.—Local skateboard legend Jim Thiebaud has definitely made good

    The co-founder of Real Skateboards, one of the biggest and most respected board companies in the U.S., Thiebaud announced a new fundraising partnership on Monday with East Bay rockers Green Day that will benefit Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Oakland.

    “It’s a true collaboration with Green Day,” Thiebaud told the Daily News. “I’ve been friends with Billie Joe for more than 15 years. I grew up in Berkeley and Oakland. When you were a punk rocker or a skateboarder, you stuck out, so you got to know everyone in the scene.”

    Mimicking the graphics for Green Day’s latest, multi-album release, “Uno!,” “Dos!,” and “Tré!,” Real is issuing custom skateboards that the company will sell in skate shops and online. Proceeds will go to Children’s Hospital.

    Real Skateboards co-founder Jim Thiebaud has been friends with Armstrong for more than 15 years, and said he has long wanted to collaborate on a project with Green Day. 

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  • Skateboarding and music can be a positive force for change. A portion of the proceeds from these decks will be donated to Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland.

    Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland is the Bay Area's only independent children's hospital. For over 100 years, It's been Children's Oakland's mission to take care of every child who needs help, regardless of ability to pay.

    For more info please visit: www.childrenshospitaloakland.org

    You can pick up a board here: http://store.adelinerecords.net

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  • “American Idiot,” the 2010 Broadway hit musical — the first punk rock opera, really — now at the Hippodrome, paints a searing portrait of restless, reckless youth, with all the sex, drugs and violence you’d expect from a disaffected generation.

    That the show also manages to be entertaining and exhilarating just bumps up the cool factor, which is already considerable, given that the music is by the popular band Green Day and drawn from the 2004 album “American Idiot.”

    Front man Billie Joe Armstrong collaborated on the book with Maryland native Michael Mayer, who directs the production with the same dynamic touch he brought to another hit musical about young angst, “Spring Awakening.”

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    May 09, 2013
    Kanye isn't the only mortal performer to stake out a spot in the Holy Trinity. Here are the most noteworthy instances of musicians going God mode.
     
     

    Rock'n'roll may have originated in a deal with the devil, but some stars choose to set their sights higher — much higher. From Billy Crudup's supposedly Robert Plant-inspired and acid-enlightened exclamation, "I am a golden god!" in Almost Famous to Kanye's new single, "I Am a God," there's a long, (vain)glorious tradition of musicians donning a metaphorical beard and robe and assuming the mantle of divinity.

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  • Premier Guitar's Chris Kies is on location at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL, where he catches up with Green Day's guitar and bass techs before their spring 2013 "99 Revolutions' tour in support of their three latest albums, 'Uno,' 'Dos,' and 'Tre'.'

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  • Bethany Cosentino Talks Green Day, College Parties, New EP, May 9 UCSB Show

    As a California kid who grew up in the ’90s, the opportunity to go on tour with Green Day is a pretty big deal. Did you freak out a bit when you found out? Yeah, I was definitely shocked when we got asked. Like, I couldn’t believe they wanted to take us on tour. I grew up listening to Dookie, so it was like one of my childhood idols asking to take my band on tour. It was totally awesome.

    How did the shows go? They went really well.

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  • The night of rock'n'roll mayhem, taking place on Thursday 13 June, this year moves to an exciting new East End venue, Troxy, and will be hosted by blink-182 legend Mark Hoppus and Anthrax guitar god Scott Ian.

    "Once again the Relentless Kerrang! Awards returns to celebrate all that is great and good in rock music," says Kerrang! Editor James McMahon. "I can say for a fact that all other awards ceremonies are crap compared to ours.

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  • Penn State grad Alison Morooney - in her first professional job - offers a peek behind the mosh-pit atmosphere, a tour bus full of twenty somethings and 'a lot of sex.'

    Alison Morooney never thought she was a rocker. She wasn't even a huge Green Day fan before she auditioned for musical "American Idiot." More than 175 shows later, her tune has changed. Green Day's anthem to suburban ennui, finding yourself and thrashing out the meaning of life resonates now.4

    Full article at Naples News: HERE

    Tickets for upcoming 'American Idiot' performances: HERE

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  • Each week, Val Haller, a music-obsessed baby boomer and the founder of the Web site Valslist.com, matches tracks from her generation to those of her 20-something sons’ generation.

    My grandfather would say, “I’m feeling a bit punk.”

    My father would say, “That kid is a punk.”

    My husband would say, “Remember that punk band the Ramones?”

    My son would say, “You’ve been punked.”

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition opens to the general public on May 9: “Punk: From Chaos to Couture.”

    Punk music is neither my favorite nor my forte.

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  • Joke-rap trio the Lonely Island (aka Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer) have announced their third album, The Wack Album, out on June 11 through Republic.

    Like 2011's Turtleneck & Chain and 2009's Incredibad, The Wack Album is full of big names (some of whom they've worked with in the past): Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, T-Pain, to name a few. 

    Beginning tomorrow, the trio will launch "Wack Wednesdays", a series on their YouTube channel. It will feature new videos and music and more.

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