April 22, 2015
Billie Joe Armstrong concluded his Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame acceptance speech by shouting out 924 Gilman Street and several local punk bands.
Green Day's debut album, 1,000 hours, was released in 1989 and it's fair to say no one watching the band play backyards, squats, and tiny DIY venues during that time could have guessed the group of snot-nosed punks would ever be part of the Rock 'n' Roll hall of fame. But that's kinda become Green Day's thing. No one could have guessed they would have a successful Broadway show either — but that happened.
The group has found a level of unlikely
'We share this honor together,' Armstrong told the nation.
Green Day thanked a lot of people during their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction over the weekend. They gave props to the Ford Econoline van that schlepped them all over the country for years, their families, their longtime label, bands that came up with them (Operation Ivy, Crimpshrine), their kids and, most of all, each other.
On Tuesday, though, singer Billie Joe Armstrong had one more thank you he needed to send out to the people who really, really made it happen: the fans in the idiot nation.
Backstage, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz and Joe Trohman explain why Green Day are their "reference point for everything"
April 21, 2015
The Return Of Green Day: Down The Front At Their Stunning Live Comeback! Plus, Their Secret History By Everyone That Knows Them Best!
Billie, we’re home! Ahead of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction last weekend, Green Day made a staggering return to the stage – and Kerrang! was there for every minute of the three-hour epic!
PLUS! The band’s return looks set to write a new chapter in Green Day‘s illustrious history.
April 21, 2015
Jason White has released a new two-song self-titled EP, with his side project, California.
The Green Day guitarist/fourth member has made the release available to stream now via Bandcamp. Hear the two tracks – Same Boat and Bad Directions – below, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Be sure to pick up the new issue of Kerrang! (out tomorrow – April 22) where we go inside the return of Green Day – down the front at their stunning live comeback! Plus, you can find out their secret history by everyone that knows them best.
For the full article and to stream the EP check it out at
Legendary pop-punks perform "American Idiot," "When I Come Around" and "Basket Case"
In 2002, Green Day attended their first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction festivities as musical fill-ins for the Ramones, performing three of their songs in honor of the seminal New York punk band's induction.
Billie Joe Armstrong says he became a rock fan as "soon as I opened my eyes and took my first breath"
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The red carpet at the 2015 Rock Hall Induction Ceremony had fans screaming for their favorite musicians as they began to arrive, but no one created a bigger buzz than Green Day.
All three-band members showed up dressed in black tuxedos and stylish hair. The American Idiot singers posed for pictures and waved at fans demanding their attention.
As they were making their way inside, the popular rock band paid a special visit with their fans who waited for hours outside. The crowd roared with excitement as Green Day signed autographs, posed for selfies and shook hands.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is just few hours away, which means rehearsals are going on as I write this.
Early word has Miley Cyrus potentially performing with Green Day, while Joan Jett is performing "Crimson and Clover" with Tommy James. Another big reveal is that Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day will likely hit the stage with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.
In the rehearsals video below, you can see the trio playing the Beatles cover of the Shirelles' "Boys." Joe Walsh is off to the side watching.
Full article at Cleveland.com: HERE