Look for a review of Green Day's recent gig at Emirates Stadium in the new Rock Sound Magazine: HERE
June 20, 2013
Mayo Performing Arts Center's 2013-2014 season goes on sale Monday, June 24 at 9 am. The annual season opening celebration will be held on Friday, October 11, with a performance by Natalie Cole.
Over 120 performances will be held on stage between July 2013 and June 2014. Highlights include a diverse theatre series featuring Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Tony-nominated BRING IT ON, Tony-Winning MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, ROCK OF AGES and Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT; contemporary performers such as Michael Bolton, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith and Clint Black; classical artists including Sarah Chang and Itzhak Perlman, comedians including Drew Carey, Joan Rivers, Jason Alexander and Jim Belushi, and many more (see schedule below).
Other season highlights include The Brian Setzer Orchestra's Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary Tour!, the final Morristown performance by watermelon-smashing Gallagher as part of his farewell tour and PUPPET UP!, an adult-only improv comedy show done by puppets created by the Henson company.
Front of house construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer. MPAC will feature a renovated lobby with a new box office, new and larger restroom facilities, and an elevator to the balcony level.
Livermore just released his memoir Spy Rock Memories on June 4, 2013. Here's a brief description of the book:
In 1982 Larry Livermore, ex-greaser, post-hippie, burnt out and disillusioned by the Bay Area punk scene, journeyed north into an off the map, off the grid mountain wilderness that lay at the heart of California's Emerald Triangle in search of something "real." Things got way more real than he'd bargained for, as he ended up confronting blizzards, droughts, floods, fires, marauding bears, skunks, rattlesnakes, and a posse of ornery pot growers, all while launching a magazine, a solar-powered punk rock band, and the DIY record label that introduced the world to the likes of Green Day, Operation Ivy, and Screeching Weasel. As he learned valuable lessons in self-sufficiency, taking responsibility, and how to avoid (for the most part but not always) getting punched in the face by irate hippies, Larry also found his place and made his home in the far-flung, disjointed and eccentric community he encountered in the anarchic realm that begins where Highway 101's tattered tarmac dissolves into the dust of Spy Rock Road.
From Idiot Nation:
New contest alert! This week we're giving away 3 Green Day posters seen above. As a bonus, we'll even thrown in some guitar picks for the lucky winners as well. Want a chance to win?
Winners will be chosen Tuesday, June 25th. Only one entry per person will be qualified. Good luck!
This contest is open to all Idiot Nation members!
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From Idiot Nation:
If you missed our last "Warning" contest, here's another opportunity to win! We're giving away the "Warning" EP on clear yellow vinyl. Aside from the title track, this 7'' has some Green Day B-sides for your enjoyment. Want a chance to win? Winners will be chosen Tuesday, July 2nd. Only one entry per person will be qualified. Good luck! This contest is open to all Idiot Nation members! Don't want to wait? Purchase your very own copy here.
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UK + Europe...look for this sweet bundle to be available this Summer!
June 17, 2013
Idiot Nation members can login now to their accounts to view photos from Trieste, Italy (5-15-13). Check back everyday for more daily photos at Idiot Nation: HERE
The Q&A fun now continues with Green Day's Jason Freese, keyboards, sax & backing vocals... Filmed on location of the 99 Revolutions tour! Log in with your Idiot Nation account HERE.
June 13, 2013
From Led Zeppelin to The Rolling Stones, Elvis to Madonna, Bob Dylan to Bob Marley, John Lennon to Johnny Rotten, the world's foremost rock 'n' roll photographer, Bob Gruen, has captured half a century of music through the eye of a lens. In this landmark documentary, Grammy(R) award-winning filmmaker Don Letts explores Bob's life and work as he opens up his amazing archive on television for the very first time. Featuring interviews with Bob's friends Yoko Ono, Iggy Pop, Green Day, Alice Cooper, Tommy Ramone, Debbie Harry and many more.
Don't miss Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob
June 12, 2013