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  • Film marks first time punk band allowed cameras into the studio, features exclusive footage of intimate full-album gig

    Next month, Green Day finally unveil Heart Like a Hand Grenade, a long-awaited doc on the making of 2004's American Idiot. Directed in DIY fashion by punk-minded filmmaker John Roecker, the movie was shot in the studio during the creation of the future Rock and Rock Hall of Famers' breakthrough rock-opera concept LP and screened only once — at an intimate fan event in Hollywood in 2009. We're presenting an exclusive first look at the trailer.

    "This movie is like a
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  • "These Paper Bullets!: A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'" lives up to its frisky subtitle and then some.

    This lively if overstretched show, which opened at the Geffen Playhouse on Wednesday, transplants the merry war between Beatrice and Benedick to London in the swinging '60s.

    The stage is a kaleidoscope of miniskirts and go-go boots, beehives and mop tops, and more sex and drugs than anyone over 35 could possibly want or handle. 

    The rock 'n' roll, however, is just right: Green Day front man Bille Joe Armstrong, returning to the theater after his success

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  • We instantly fell in love with this gnarly three-headed Green Day dog poster by Michael Hacker, which was made to celebrate an Austrian show back in 2013. Based in Vienna, Michael’s an illustrator and comic artist who has been designing and printing limited gig posters for bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Kvelertak, Mastodon, The Melvins or Red Fang since 2007. He recently finished his second comic book “Steroid Max” – a homage to 80’s and 90’s action movies.

    Full article at KERRANG!: HERE

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  • Playwright Rolin Jones flew up to Oakland to meet with Billie Joe Armstrong about collaborating on a project together and as Jones was laying out the idea for a new play with music, fans kept interrupting, asking the Green Day frontman for an autograph. All the while, during the pitch, Jones says the rocker was mostly listening in silence.

    “When I finished, he basically just stared at me,” Jones recalls, “and said, ‘Let me get this straight. You’re going to rewrite Shakespeare, and I’m going to rewrite The Beatles.’”

    Yep, that was about it, acknowledged the playwright, who grew up in

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    American Idiot RELOADED tickets are almost completely sold out! Experience the phenomenon that rocked Broadway in this one-time immersive experience everyone around the world  will be surely talking about this FALL. For more information and tickets, visit www.domatheatre.com! Hurry, tickets are almost all SOLD OUT!
     
    Remember, you can still enter to win one of three VIP EXPERIENCES GreenDay.com is giving away! 

    VIP EXPERIENCES include 2 VIP reserved tickets to a performance of your choosing, 2 VIP goody bags, 1 parking pass, and a BEHIND THE SCENES tour of the show the evening of your

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  • Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong returns to the theatre with These Paper Bullets! at the Atlantic Theater Company. The show, beginning Nov. 20, is a "modish rip-off" of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, telling the story of the Quartos: “Their fans worship them. Scotland Yard fears them. And their former drummer will stop at nothing to destroy them.” Rolin Jones is the co-author. - See more at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/fall-off-broadway-preview-vets-and-...

    The fall Off-Broadway season is filled with award-winning actors who have gone behind the limelights to direct

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    August 31, 2015

    Here are three reasons why you want this guitar from Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, donated directly from Billie Joe to raise money for the chimpanzees (his favorite chimp is Burrito):

    1. It's a kick-ass guitar.

    2. The guitar you will win isn't just out of the box from a store, it's the one that Billie Joe has been playing at home.

    3. Billie Joe will be signing the guitar with a personalized signature TO YOU right before he ships it.

    The guitar is the Billie Joe Armstrong ES-137 from Gibson Memphis with a Black Cherry Burst finish.

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  • "Back then, I just wanted to write songs I could be proud of and be able to play in five years," Billie Joe Armstrong said last year of his attitude while creating Green Day's 1994 pop-punk breakthrough Dookie. The LP went on to sell millions and Armstrong — who didn't get the credit he deserved as a writer back in the days of more serious-minded bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam — has amassed one of the most impressive song books of the last 20 years.

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  • Grammy Award-winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Green Day has signed with SESAC for representation.

    Consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, the American punk band that has reached superstar status on a global stage for songs such as “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “American Idiot,” “Know Your Enemy,” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” has sold more than 75 million records, won multiple Grammy Awards and toured the world numerous times.

    “Green Day is an iconic band that has created important, diverse and unforgettable records,” said John Josephson, Chairman

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    August 07, 2015

    Calling all Idiot Nation members in the UK:

     

    American Idiot is now playing in London and will run through November 22nd. 

    We are offering IN members a chance to win tickets to a performance of their choice for the month of September.

    Three winners will win a pair of tickets to see American Idiot for a show of their choice in September. This contest will close on August 27, 2015 at 10am PST. Winners will be emailed instructions on how to pick up their tickets. This contest is for tickets ONLY. Transportation and lodging will not be provided. 

    Login to enter now at Idiot Nation: HERE

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