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  • “American Idiot,” the 2010 Broadway hit musical — the first punk rock opera, really — now at the Hippodrome, paints a searing portrait of restless, reckless youth, with all the sex, drugs and violence you’d expect from a disaffected generation.

    That the show also manages to be entertaining and exhilarating just bumps up the cool factor, which is already considerable, given that the music is by the popular band Green Day and drawn from the 2004 album “American Idiot.”

    Front man Billie Joe Armstrong collaborated on the book with Maryland native Michael Mayer, who directs the production with the same dynamic touch he brought to another hit musical about young angst, “Spring Awakening.”

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    May 09, 2013
    Kanye isn't the only mortal performer to stake out a spot in the Holy Trinity. Here are the most noteworthy instances of musicians going God mode.
     
     

    Rock'n'roll may have originated in a deal with the devil, but some stars choose to set their sights higher — much higher. From Billy Crudup's supposedly Robert Plant-inspired and acid-enlightened exclamation, "I am a golden god!" in Almost Famous to Kanye's new single, "I Am a God," there's a long, (vain)glorious tradition of musicians donning a metaphorical beard and robe and assuming the mantle of divinity.

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  • Premier Guitar's Chris Kies is on location at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL, where he catches up with Green Day's guitar and bass techs before their spring 2013 "99 Revolutions' tour in support of their three latest albums, 'Uno,' 'Dos,' and 'Tre'.'

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  • Bethany Cosentino Talks Green Day, College Parties, New EP, May 9 UCSB Show

    As a California kid who grew up in the ’90s, the opportunity to go on tour with Green Day is a pretty big deal. Did you freak out a bit when you found out? Yeah, I was definitely shocked when we got asked. Like, I couldn’t believe they wanted to take us on tour. I grew up listening to Dookie, so it was like one of my childhood idols asking to take my band on tour. It was totally awesome.

    How did the shows go? They went really well.

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  • The night of rock'n'roll mayhem, taking place on Thursday 13 June, this year moves to an exciting new East End venue, Troxy, and will be hosted by blink-182 legend Mark Hoppus and Anthrax guitar god Scott Ian.

    "Once again the Relentless Kerrang! Awards returns to celebrate all that is great and good in rock music," says Kerrang! Editor James McMahon. "I can say for a fact that all other awards ceremonies are crap compared to ours.

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