GREEN DAY WILL BE FEATURED ON CBS SUNDAY MORNING THIS SUNDAY AT 9AM ON CBS.
June 03, 2010
June 02, 2010
Featuring the likenesses of Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool, Green Day: Rock Band covers everything from the band's earliest punk hits to the epic scope of their latest albums, giving players the unique chance to experience the music of this pioneering band in a whole new environment featuring select venues and art specific to the band's history.
Green Day: Rock Band lets players perform vocals, guitar, bass and drums, as well as featuring special three-part vocal harmonies not only with the on-disc setlist but also when importing Green Day DLC tracks from the Rock Band Music Library of downloadable content. As they progress through the game, players gain access into the band's media vault, where they can unlock collectible images, and rare and unreleased video footage of the band.
This Plus version of Green Day: Rock Band packs in extra value for Green Day fans. In addition to the full game, this includes an "export disc" to pull all of the songs and Green Day character avatars into your Rock Band DLC library. Also featured is a coupon to download six Green Day DLC tracks (21 Guns, Know Your Enemy, East Jesus Nowhere, Viva la Gloria!, Last of the American Girls & Christian's Inferno.
[Full review at GameReviews.com]
June 01, 2010
GREEN DAY TO OFFER EARLY ENTRY ACROSS EUROPE
Green Day will be offering early entry as an IDIOT CLUB only exclusive during select dates on their upcoming European Tour, starting June 4th in Oslo, Norway. This offer is for Idiot Club members only - enter HERE to be one of the lucky few Idiot Club members to receive early entry with a guest. Winners for Oslo, Gothenburg, Helsinki and Munich will be contacted and names will be posted on the Idiot Club news page within 24 hours of the event, otherwise winners will be contacted/posted one (1) week prior to the event.
NOTE: You must already have a General Admission ticket to the show.
This isn't just any Early Entry either, this time we need one of YOU to play boss and coordinate with Green Day's security get all of our winning Idiot Club members through the doors for Early Entry! Click HERE for details!
04-06 Oslo, Norway - Oslo Ulleval Stadium
05-06 Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium
08-06 Helsinki, Finland - Helsinki Kylasaari
11-06 Munich, Germany - Munich Reitstadion Riem
16-06 Manchester, UK - Manchester Lancashire County Cricket Ground
19-06 London, UK - Wembley Stadium
21-06 Glasgow, Scotland - Glasgow SECC
23-06 Dublin, Ireland - Marlay Park
26-06 Paris, France - Parc des Princes
29-06 Prague, Czech Republic - Vystaviste
June 01, 2010
THE 2010 TONY AWARDS PROMISES UNFORGETTABLE EVENING OF PERFORMANCES
The American Theatre Wing’s 2010 Tony Awards Will be Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, Sunday, June 13th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
New York, NY (June 2, 2010) – The Tony Awards today announced their line-up of performances for the 64th Annual Tony Awards Telecast on Sunday, June 13th. The show will be packed with entertainment from start to finish including a phenomenal opening and performances by Tony-nominated Best Musicals American Idiot, Fela!, Memphis and Million Dollar Quartet as well as the Tony-nominated Best Musical Revivals La Cage aux Folles featuring Kelsey Grammer, A Little Night Music featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ragtime. Also taking the stage throughout the evening will be Green Day, Glee’s Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, as well as cast members from Come Fly Away, Everyday Rapture and Promises, Promises.
This year’s telecast will feature a special presentation of the Tony-nominated Best Play and Best Play revivals.
June 01, 2010
NEW YORK — With a hit Broadway show and now their own edition of the "Rock Band" franchise, Green Day is establishing themselves as a punk rock brand.
"I just like being diverse and trying new things as far as Green Day is concerned," says front man Billie Joe Armstrong.
The Grammy-winning, multiplatinum trio joins the Beatles as the only other act immortalized in "Rock Band"; the video game is being released next Tuesday.
"It's like a glorified karaoke machine," Armstrong said. "Or 'Mortal Kombat' with guitars."
As players progress through the game, they gain access into the band's media vault, where they can unlock rare collectible images, and over 40 minutes of unreleased video. These include performances, outtakes, interviews, and even a tour of their transportation.
"You see old footage of us from the Bookmobile, and weird old performances and stuff no one's looked at in almost twenty years," Armstrong said.
Bits from those old performances help recreate the kinetic energy of the band playing live. Developers went through many hours of footage to get it right, and even used stand-in performers to fine-tune the computer-generated version on the punk rock trio.
"As far as video games are concerned it's pretty close," Armstrong said.