May 07, 2010
May 06, 2010
We recently had a chance to speak to Green Day drummer Tre Cool about the upcoming Green Day: Rock Band. The outspoken stickmaster gave us the inside skinny on the band’s involvement in the production of the game, the exciting unlockable bonus features, and his “sneaky uncle.”
How did you get approached to do this project? Was it after you had seen the Beatles game?
It was during development of the Beatles game. They had a lot of the bonus material already compiled, some of the unseen Beatles stuff. That’s what really impressed me. I had played Rock Band 1 and 2 before, but the fact that they were doing an entire game devoted to the Beatles really impressed me. The fact that they were offering us the second game after the Beatles was an honor. I didn’t know how much Rock Band had beside the gameplay. There’s so much to it, the special features and old interviews and things. With us, there is all this old stuff we hadn’t seen in years – us getting interviewed high on the Bookmobile, crazy stuff. So many old pictures and great memories. It’s a trip. I thought it would just be the gameplay.
Did you dig into your own personal vaults for some of the bonus material or did MTV help provide that?
I don’t know if you’re old enough to remember but MTV used to be a music
May 04, 2010
Tonys Schmonys! Nominate Your Faves for the 11th Annual Broadway.com Audience Award. Vote Green Day: HERE.
Voting for nominees will continue through May 7, when the five candidates from each category with the highest votes will be named as nominees. Voting for the award winners will then open and continue until May 27, when the winners will be announced. Be sure to vote for your favorites and remember to check back on May 7 to find out who made the cut.
May 04, 2010
Vote Green Day at Broadwayworld.com's 8th Annual Theater Fan's Choice Awards: HERE.
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Christine Jones, "American Idiot"
Best Lighting Design of a musical
Kevin Adams, "American Idiot"
May 03, 2010
Green Day's newly-released musical American Idiot has earned the band a nod in the Outstanding Musical category, alongside The Addams Family, Memphis, Scottsboro Boys, Yank! and Everyday Rapture, while My Wonderful Day, Circle Mirror Transformation, Happy Now, Red, Next Fall and Clybourne Park will compete for the Outstanding Play award. The Drama Desk awards will be handed out at a ceremony at New York City 's Lincoln Center on May 23rd, 2010, hosted by musical star Patti LuPone.
[Full article at PR Inside]