What is weirder than thinking about Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong casually chilling out with indie-jazz super chanteuse Norah Jones? How about if the two of them get together and record an album of Everly Brothers covers? In an instance of something so weird it actually makes perfect sense, the two musicians recently convened in NYC to bang out their own version of the Everly Brothers’ album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. The original album, released in...
October 21, 2013
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October 17, 2013
Look for it to be available online and at Hot Topic stores at the end of the month! Limited pressing of 1500.
October 16, 2013
Taking a work of music that rails against the suburban middle class and adapting it to the quintessential middle class genre, the Broadway musical, may seem bizarre. It did to Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. “My fear,” he says in the documentary Broadway Idiot, which chronicles the adaptation of Green Day’s American Idiot to Broadway, “was that it was just going to be sort of absurd, not relatable and corny.”
But for Michael Mayer, Tony Award winning director of Spring Awakening, adapting Green Day’s American Idiot to the stage held the promise of resurrecting Broadway’s roots as the place where storytelling and popular music...
October 15, 2013
October 14, 2013
BASS PLAYER LIVE! 2013:
JASON NEWSTED, MIKE DIRNT, CHRIS BRODERICK, ...
October 13, 2013
From Idiot Nation:
To celebrate the release of Broadway Idiot, we're giving away 10 American Idiot Playbills signed by Billie Joe himself! Want a chance to win? This contest is open to all members.
Winners will be chosen Thursday, October 17th. Only one entry per person will be qualified. Good luck.
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October 12, 2013
Director: Doug Hamilton
Producer: Ira Pittelman
Featuring: Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Mayer, Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool
Distributor: Film Buff
Release date: Oct. 10 (CBGB Film Festival), Oct. 11 (New York, on-demand), Oct. 15 (eight one-nighters), Oct. 18 (additional cities)
October 11, 2013