February 26, 2016
“I couldn’t tell if I was late for my funeral or early for my funeral,” Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong joked at the Fox Theater on Friday. Armstrong had a point — spending a few hours watching local bands pay tribute to some of your own greatest hits seems a bit like witnessing a eulogy for the living.
But instead, “A Tribute to Dookie,” hosted by Bay Area nonprofit UnderCover Presents, was more so a celebration of life — the life that Green Day’s seminal album breathed into the East Bay punk scene and the life of 924 Gilman, the iconic Berkeley all-ages venue that brought theFiled under:
February 24, 2016
February 19, 2016
The Dealio: In 1994 a band named Green Day was blowing up the Gilman/East Bay Punk music scene. They just dropped a little album entitled Dookie and sold over 13 million copies. Youngin's around the world saved up their allowance money to buy their cassette (or CD) and felt like someone finally understood them. Green Day inspired their generation to learn to play and to learn about the roots of punk rock. This year they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
February 17, 2016
Happy Birthday to Billie Joe who celebrates his 44th Birthday today!