Main Stage headliners Green Day are integral to the identity of Reading & Leeds Festivals, with their performances among the greatest in the festivals' history. With each new record and incarnation, they bring riot and rebellion to a new audience. In 2004, their triumphant headline set featured covers of 'Blitzkreig Bop', 'Ever Fallen In Love?', and fittingly, 'We Are The Champions' and in past performances some lucky fans have had the chance to get up on stage with the band!
March 11, 2013
"How many vintage Green Day fans are out there tonight?" asked singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong last night at the Fox Theater in Pomona, California, midway through the opening show of the band's U.S tour – the band's return from Armstrong's recent rehab. As if to get a closer look, he asked, "Who wants to join us onstage? Come on, let's go!"
The two-hour concert in the 2,000-capacity theater just outside Los Angeles was the first of four intimate warm-up shows (including a stop at SXSW) before heading out to arenas later this month.
March 11, 2013
Green Day performs to a sold out crowd Sunday, March 10, 2013, at The Fox Theater in Pomona.
More at Daily Bulletin: HERE
March 10, 2013
The tour supporting “Uno!,” “Dos!” and “Tre!” picks up soon, but first the band is playing some intimate shows and heading to SXSW in Austin, Texas. The first of the intimate shows is tonight at the Fox Theater in Pomona, where fans have been in line since midnight.
The doors open at 7 p.m. I’ll be shooting photos and reporting and Tweeting and probably doing a few other things tonight. You can follow along below or hit me up at @vanessafranko on Twitter. Elsewhere on social media I’m on Google+ and at the Audio File on Facebook.
Full article at Press Enterprise: HERE
March 07, 2013
What is the greatest rock track ever? It's time to nail your colours to the mast and vote for your favourite in the Official Rock 100!
Choose your three ultimate rock anthems from the choices below and then tell us why they're head and shoulders above the competition.
The Official Kerrang! Rock 100 (as voted for by YOU) coming to Kerrang! TV, this Easter weekend.
Vote Green Day: HERE
March 07, 2013
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, just off a stint in rehab, segues from the punk band's performance at New York's Madison Square Garden to his musical American Idiot on Broadway in this world premiere, followed by a live performance. "Green Day's been to SXSW before, and they love it," says director Doug Hamilton.
Full list at Hollywood Reporter: HERE
March 06, 2013
Best Rock/Alternative International album for ¡UNO!. More info: HERE
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In 1988, Lookout! Records co-founder Larry Livermore walked into 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California and caught his first glimpse of Green Day. Billie Joe Armstrong was just 16 at the time and they were still playing under the name Sweet Children, but Livermore saw the potential and he added them to his label. The signing of Green Day is just one anecdote in Livermore's new book Spy Rock Memories, due out on June 4th via indie punk label Don Giovanni.
March 05, 2013
Green Day rose out of the San Francisco punk rock scene of the late 1980s, but from the very beginning they had global ambitions. Despite the inevitable cries of "sell-out," the three-piece band signed to a major label in 1994 and released Dookie.