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  • Joke-rap trio the Lonely Island (aka Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer) have announced their third album, The Wack Album, out on June 11 through Republic.

    Like 2011's Turtleneck & Chain and 2009's Incredibad, The Wack Album is full of big names (some of whom they've worked with in the past): Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, T-Pain, to name a few. 

    Beginning tomorrow, the trio will launch "Wack Wednesdays", a series on their YouTube channel. It will feature new videos and music and more.

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  • We’ve got a TON of Green Day guitar picks in our special bag of tricks that we want to pass along to you! Want a chance to win? We’re giving away a pair of guitar picks to 100 lucky IN members. All you have to do is enter below. It’s that easy! Only one entry per person will be qualified. Look for winners to be announced Friday, May 10th. Good luck!

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  • Michael Mayer teamed with punk rock star Billie Joe Armstrong to make hit musical, coming to Hippodrome

    Michael Mayer knows a thing or two about coming of age.

    The Maryland-born director won a Tony Award for his work guiding the 2006 Broadway hit "Spring Awakening," which chronicles teens getting a grip on their budding sexuality. In 2010, he directed "American Idiot," a punk rock musical based on the Green Day album of that name, which follows a group of cynical, spent youths as they seek excitement in a big city.

    Mayer didn't just direct the latter, but collaborated on the book with Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong. "American Idiot," which reaches Baltimore next week as part of a national tour, solidified Mayer's reputation as one of the most gifted figures on the theater scene.

    "For me, a journey of self-discovery and identity, regardless of context, is always great material for a musical," Mayer, 52, said. "When you consider the jaded kids in 'American Idiot,' products of those bad Bush years, how different, really, are they from Dorothy Gale in drab Kansas, going off to Oz and coming back home again?"

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  • Idiot Nation is now allowing members to submit questions for an exclusive Q&A with Green Day sax, keyboardist, and backing vocalist, Jason Freese. Login now to submit your questions: HERE

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  • From Idiot Nation:

    American Idiot, the Green Day musical that traveled from Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Broadway, Britain and beyond comes home with an exclusive screening of a new film. Broadway Idiot, a documentary about the making of Green Day’s American Idiot, debuted to stellar reviews at last month’s South by Southwest Film Festival. Now it returns to Berkeley Rep, where it all began. Broadway Idiot plays for one night only –Saturday, May 4 at 8pm. We have 4 pairs of tickets to give out to IN members.

    Login now to enter: HERE

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  • Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt of Green Day pose with some young fans during the Newport Beach Film Festival Opening Night Gala Premiere of Broadway Idiot in Newport Beach, California on April 25th, 2013

     

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  • Tickets are now on sale for the show which runs May 28-June 2 at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

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  • American Idiot, the Green Day musical that traveled from Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Broadway, Britain and beyond comes home with an exclusive screening of a new film. Broadway Idiot, a documentary about the making of Green Day’s American Idiot, debuted to stellar reviews at last month’s South by Southwest Film Festival. Now it returns to Berkeley Rep, where it all began. Broadway Idiot plays for one night only –Saturday, May 4 at 8pm. Tickets are only $10 and $20. Reserve yours at Berkeleyrep.org.

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  • Bringing a band on stage is a blast. You get backstage, a free bottle of water, some skittles, usually a contact high, and a cool backstage sticker that proves you didn’t hop the fence. Sometimes you even get to meet the band and that’s exactly what happened to KROQ contest winner Peter from Ontario. He called and called and called as we ran a contest to not only bring Green Day on stage at The LA Sports Arena, but to also get an autographed guitar AND to met Tre, Mike, and Billy Joe backstage. Peter won the contest. Not bad.

    Full article at KROQ: HERE

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