Green Day's arrival at the 2005 VMAs drew a massive crowd
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The ‘90s shattered the conventions of the music video. Suddenly every musician wanted their video to be the biggest and splashiest of all. Budgets roared to insane levels – Michael and Janet Jackson’s 1995 video for "Scream" is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive ever, costing around $7 million – and video directors became stars themselves (hello, Hype Williams, David Fincher and Mark Romanek).
On the afternoon of Aug. 9, Green Day announced they were doing a first-come, first-served secret show at the 300-person capacity Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa. Yes, we were incredulous. Green Day were selling $20 tickets to the show to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and it seemed like a prank when it was first announced. Except it wasn't.
The band held a secret show at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, Calif., last week, where they debuted a new tune honoring the late singer, titled "Amy."
Listen to the song here...