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  • In New York for radio and TV appearances and performances, they spoke on Monday by phone with Melena Ryzik, in individual interviews, about their early influences, their latest grooming habits and the transition to rock star life. “Currently we’re driving through New York, and there’s many people banging on the windows,” Mr. Irwin said. “Sorry if I seem distracted.” These are excerpts from their conversations.

    Q. You started out posting covers on YouTube. What was your inspiration?

    Luke Hemmings What really got me into music is the band Good Charlotte, when I was 10. And then it grew into

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  • Billie Joe Armstrong isn’t the kind of dude who just sits around on the couch all summer watching soccer and baseball. No, the Green Day singer can’t sit still, which explains why during a break between his band’s touring and recording he’s scored the coolest summer job ever: rhythm guitarist for the reunited Replacements.

    Starting with surprise appearance at Coachella in April where BJA helped the legendary 1980s Minneapolis shamble punk icons out by assisting ailing ‘Mats singer Paul Westerberg (who was laid low by persistent back problems), Billie has seemingly joined on as an unofficial

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  • As Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena approaches reopening, we take a look at the best acts that have played there in its long history…

    Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena reopens in September amid a £26m redevelopment project.

    The whole of the venue will be renovated over the coming months, including huge “sky needles” on top of the venue lighting up the Birmingham Skyline at night.

    The NIA, due to complete its renovation by December has started The Memory Stage, a social media drive to archive people’s memories of their best experiences at the venue.

    With that in mind, we scoured through

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    July 21, 2014

    On July 19 Tré attended a charity event for Pipeline To A Cure to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis. Read more: HERE

    Follow the band on Instagram: Billie Joe, Mike, Tre, Official Green Day

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  • It seems like the more shows the revamped 2013-2014 lineup of the Replacements play, the better they get at doing what the old Replacements were best at: messing around. Fortunately, Sunday night’s performance at the Forecastle Festival in downtown Louisville, Ky. – the first in a string of three summer gigs leading up to the St. Paul show on Sept. 13 -- never got too messy, and ultimately proved this version of the Replacements is even better at playing it straight. Despite whatever Paul Westerberg has to say.

    “We’re the Cements, the world’s greatest Replacements tribute band,” he announced

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