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  • Green Day at The Greek Theater in Berkeley, California on April 16, 2013 by Natalie Nesser

    "It's been a long time since I've been able to say this. Berkeley, California!" shouted Billie Joe Armstrong to his screaming hometown crowd at The Greek Theater on April 16th, blowing kisses to the audience as a green-haired Tre Cool ran up to the drums, bassist Mike Dirnt took command of the spot to his left, and a stoic Jason White stood to his right... and the energy only escalated from there.

    Opening with the tour theme song "99 Revolutions" from Green Day's latest trilogy album iTRE!, all I could think was Holy Fuck! The light show. The heart-pumping energy. The band members' inability to age. It all came together in one perfect moment to remind us all, despite events of the last six months, a golden oldies seniors tour this was not. As a legacy band, Green Day pulled off a rare and amazing feat: they really can have it both ways, simply because they've earned it.

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  • For the first time in its fourteen-year long history, the Newport Beach Film Festival kicked off the year's season with a documentary film that packs as much wallop and frenetic energy as a mosh pit circle.

    Director Doug Hamilton's Broadway Idiot follows world-famous punk band Green Day as their album American Idiot is transformed into a Broadway musical. Hamilton captures the process from beginning to end, juxtaposed with Green Day's own trajectory to super stardom.

    The opening night red carpet affair was all a-flutter with photographers and press lined up, while the festival volunteers and

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  • Calling all Idiot Nation skaters! We’ve snagged 4 custom Green Day Skate decks by Adeline Records featuring Uno, Dos, Tre, and Cuatro – and we’re giving them away exclusively to Idiot Nation members. Want a chance to win? Login to Idiot Nation: HERE

    Proceeds from the skate decks go to benefit the Oakland Children's Hospital. Click here to purchase one.

    Follow @adelinerecords, @realskateboards, @gdidiotnation.

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  • Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, and Mike Dirnt -- a.k.a. punk rock's Green Day -- attended the Thursday night premiere of their documentary Broadway Idiot, which also officially kicked off the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival.

    Click HERE to watch the arrival on the red carpet.

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  • I've had friends that have gotten tribute tattoos for their wives, husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends, and you know what? Those relationships never seem to last! Some believe that there is some kind of wacky curse that inflicts the relationship after going under the needle. Recently, Amber Rose got a HUGE tattoo of her fiancee Wiz Khalifa's face on her arm. It's so big that covering it up will prove near impossible, so let's hope for her it all works out! And you know what is surprising?

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  • Follow Newport Beach Film Festival on Instagram: http://instagram.com/#newportbeachfilmfest and Twitter: https://twitter.com/nbff2013 for more pics from the event going on now!

     

    Go behind the curtain with Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong as he ventures into the strange world of Broadway.


    Broadway Idiot - Online trailer
    April 25th, 2013
    7:30pm
    21 and over only
    Edwards Big Newport
    Tickets: $175 Film and Party
    http://newportbeach.festivalgenius.com/2013/films/broadwayidiot_doughamilton_newportbeach2013

     

     

    '¡Cuatro!' goes behind the scenes as Green Day create their trilogy, '¡UNO!',

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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