Oakland's own Green Day performed at Berkeley's Greek Theatre & hosted some VIPs from Children's Hospital Oakland! Children's Oakland patients & parents attended sound check & hung out with the band backstage before the concert. Also participating were members of REAL professional skateboard team. REAL & Green Day collaborated on one-of-kind Green Day skateboards with proceeds from sales going to Children's Oakland. View photos from the concert: http://bitly.com/ZHrr27
April 24, 2013
Ah, the side project. It's the perfect outlet for a creatively overstimulated musician who just can't be contained to one band. Unfortunately, many side projects are one-and-dones, rarely getting to tour or exist outside of the artist's main gig. Here are some of our favorite side projects of recent years that we'd love to see come back for another go 'round.
FOXBORO HOT TUBS
When you're Green Day, you can pretty much do whatever you like. Case in point: Foxboro Hot Tubs, a garage-rock side project that appeared out of thin air in late 2007 and dropped their full-length debut, Stop Drop And
April 23, 2013
Emily's Army is: Max Becker, Joey Armstrong, Cole Becker, and Travis Neumann
In stores June 11th and on Warped Tour all summer!
Pre-order stuff here: http://emilysarmy.merchnow.com
"Lost at Seventeen" is produced by Billie Joe Armstrong & engineered by Chris Dugan.
Follow Emily's Army on Facebook: HERE
Chances are good that several of you guys enjoy Green Day. We also know that a lot of Flyer readers like to check out a good Broadway show ever once in a while. Those of you who are fans of both, get pumped.
The Broadway adaptation of Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning album American Idiot is coming to Fayetteville in a few weeks, and we’ve got some tickets to give away to the opening night show.
The show tells the story of “three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia,” and features several tracks from the album including “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and of course, “American Idiot.”
It opens at the Walton Arts Center on Friday, April 26, and runs through Sunday, April 28.
Try to win some tickets, why don’t you?
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Green Day will be attending the opening night of the Newport Beach Film Festival on Thursday (4/25) for a special gala as they screen 'Broadway Idiot' - the first documentary in the festival's history. Then on Saturday (4/27) '¡Cuatro!' will screen as a highlight in the festival's Music Series. Idiot Nation members can enter to win tickets to both events!Filed under:
April 20, 2013
Check out 2 CELLOS: HERE
Here's good news for Green Day fans: judging from the band's sprawling two-and-half-hour set Thursday at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong seems to have slayed his demons -- or at least figured out how harness them to drive marathon-like performances.
April 19, 2013
Green Day performed at the LA Sports Arena in Los Angeles, Calif. on April 18, 2013. All images by Chad Sengstock.
Full gallery at Pure Volume: HERE
In a post-viewing Q&A, director Tim Wheeler and others who worked on the film talked about their process and why the band chose to allow such intimate access
Green Day’s documentary ¡Cuatro! screened at Los Angeles’ Sonos Studio on Wednesday, a month after it premiered at South By Southwest and one night before the band headlined the nearby 16,000-seater Sports Arena.
Indeed, Green Day may be one of the biggest rock bands in the world, but in this intimate, 90-minute look at how the three-album collection ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tre! came together, the punk trio went back to its roots: playing clubs and hunkering down in a multitude of studios, where singer Billie Joe Armstrong mined through some 65 songs.
You could say the creators of ¡Cuatro! didn’t quite know what they were getting themselves into when the project started as none of the new material had been written before filming officially began. “At one point it’s like, how are we going to fit all of this onto one record, let’s do two, and then let’s do three, and that’s really what happened, and everybody ran with it,” director Tim Wheeler said of the band’s seemingly endless inspiration during a Q&A moderated by Hollywood Reporter music editor Shirley Halperin.