January 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — When a thief stole a man’s dog Mochi along with a laptop and bicycles, the owner took to social media and recruited hundreds of people to help track her down, but none more connected than Green Day’s front man Billie Joe Armstrong. Go HERE to see the full story.
“To me it’s a kidnapping, that was my child, and it was taken away from my house,” said David Baker.
It began with a few tweets and Instagrams, and paper fliers, and then an outpouring of support from skaters, who wrote, “Skateboarders can do anything, let’s help.” From there, Armstrong (who also lives in theFiled under:
January 09, 2015
It might be one of the most unique covers of a Green Day hit you'll ever hear: young, at-risk girls from an Indian shelter singing Boulevard of Broken Dreams. “Many of these children have been abused or have suffered trauma. Music helps to engage them, it helps them to relax,” Faith Gonsalves, the founder of Music Basti, says. Volunteers from the non-profit help give the girls a musical voice as a means of giving them a confident and creative voice of their own.
"We're in incredible company and I'm still trying to make sense of this," he says
Only a handful of bands get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the first year they're eligible these days. When Billie Joe Armstrong learned that Green Day were one of them, he could barely process the news. "I had to go for a walk," he says. "I wound up at this cafe and I sat down and my son met up with me. I told him and he was like, 'Oh my God. No way.' It just took some time to sink in. We're in incredible company and I'm still trying to make sense of this. It's just incredible." The singer spoke to Rolling
December 16, 2014
Lou Reed, Green Day and the 1970s soul star Bill Withers are among the latest entrants to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
They, along with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and his group Double Trouble, will be honored in Cleveland on April 18 at the hall’s 30th annual induction ceremony, the organization is to announce on Tuesday.
In addition, Ringo Starr will be given the award for musical excellence — formerly called the sideman award — and the “5” Royales, the rhythm-and-blues band known for playing the original versions of hits like