February 21, 2014
TWITTER blew-up, jealousy overflowed and lifelong memories were made for a couple of hundred people who saw Green Day play a surprise gig in a tiny Sydney pub last night.
A shock wave swept through the Sydney rock community when the band tweeted at 10.17pm details of a surprise free gig at The Captain Cook Hotel in Paddington under an hour before it started.
Shocked fans rubbed their eyes and their hearts skipped a beat as they processed the almost unreal message.
With no time to waste they swerved through traffic and ran through the streets to make it inside before the little pub filled
February 19, 2014
The national tour of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, the explosive Broadway hit, makes its Washington premiere tonight, February 18, and continues through the 23rd at National Theatre as part of the Broadway at the National subscription series.
Tickets for AMERICAN IDIOT start at $48, plus applicable service charges, and are on sale now online at thenationaldc.com, by phone at (800) 514-3849, or in person at the National Theatre box office. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (855) 486-2516. For more information, call (202) 628-6161.
Jared Nepute will star as Johnny, along with
February 10, 2014
When “American Idiot” comes to the Boston Opera House for five shows this weekend, a crowd of friends and family will turn out to see Duxbury’s Mariah MacFarlane. “I was telling people my dad sort of bought out everything, so if they need tickets they have to see him,” she says. The 22-year-old Emerson College graduate plays Heather in the touring company of the Broadway musical drawn from on the album of the same name by Green Day. She’s looking forward to getting back to her boyfriend and apartment in Boston, if only for a few days.
47th Grammy Awards (2005): Talk about a supergroup! In 2005, a lineup of music legends that included Bono, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Brian Wilson, Alicia Keys, Alison Krauss, Scott Weiland, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tim McGraw, Steven Tyler, and Slash took the stage to perform the Beatles classic "Across the Universe." As a bonus, Stevie was on harmonica and Steven played the maracas.
Full list of Beatles moments at Yahoo!: HERE
From Idiot Nation:
Idiot Nation Members! We have four screen printed postcards to giveaway to some lucky winners! These postcards were designed by Chris Bilheimer and were used to mark the American Idiot Tour of 2005.
Enter at Idiot Nation: HERE
February 03, 2014
"Back then, I just wanted to write songs I could be proud of and be able to play in five years," Green Day singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong says, recalling his state of mind exactly 20 years ago – on February 1st, 1994, the day his band's third album and big-record-deal debut, Dookie, was released. He has another, earlier memory, just after Green Day got their advance money from Reprise Records, part of the Warner Bros. company, which issued Dookie and is still Green Day's label.
OH, AND WE'VE GOT AWESOME POSTERS TOO... it's a Dookie poster special! As Green Day's record hits 20 years old, we celebrate with SIX amazing posters of Billie Joe and the gang from this golden era.
Check it out: HERE
February 02, 2014
Quick histories of punk rock often highlight the immortal class of 1977 (Pistols, Clash, Ramones) and then jump to the crossover success of Nirvana and Green Day in the 90s. That's entirely misleading, overlooking an multitude of amazing punk and post-punk albums in between, but there's a reason "Dookie" remains such a landmark. For those well-versed in Fugazi, the Replacements and everything in between, punk never went anywhere. But for major labels and the music biz at large, "Dookie" forced the powers that be to once again pay attention to punk rock.