"We're the world's greatest Replacements cover band," Paul Westerberg cracked as his band took the stage Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. He may have been joking, but there was more than a little truth to his remark, in part because Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong would arrive a few songs later and take over vocal duties. On the first day of the second weekend of the desert festival, a number of the marquee acts were seeking to recapture the magic of days gone by, including headliners Outkast.
April 21, 2014
April 21, 2014
At no point between "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Nookie" was the alternative bubble more booming than 1994. A record breaking eight alt-rock albums topped Billboard that year, and Lisa Loeb's "Stay" let alternative nation plant a rare flag atop the singles charts. The Offspring sold more of their indie label record than Pink Floyd did on their major label record. Green Day stole Woodstock '94 from Bob Dylan. New Kids on the Block broke up and Earl Sweatshirt was born. Here's the 40 best albums from the year where the losers finally won. Full article at Rolling Stone: HERE
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Green Day, the classic American rock trio formed over 20 years ago, to this day remains a leader in the punk rock scene. The band includes Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass guitar, vocals), and Tré Cool (drums, percussion). Together they have sold over 65 million records worldwide.
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I recently had the opportunity to work with Green Day for an album cover that will be released this Saturday for Record Store Day. It was such a fun, quick, back-and-forth collaboration that I thought I’d write a quick process blog about how it came to be.
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GREEN DAY TO RELEASE 18-SONG DEMO COLLECTION, ENTITLED DEMOLICIOUS, ON VINYL IN CONJUNCTION WITH RECORD STORE DAY ON APRIL 19TH, 2014
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES DEMOS RECORDED DURING SESSIONS FOR GREEN DAY ¡UNO!, GREEN DAY ¡DOS!, GREEN DAY ¡TRÉ! TRILOGY, PLUS PREVIOUSY UNRELEASED TRACK
"I can't think of any act or artist that carries this much weight with such a multi-generational fanbase today." - Consequence of Sound
February 25th, 2014 - LOS ANGELES, CA - Green Day will release Demolicious - a collection of 18 demos recorded at Jingletown Studios in Oakland, CA, in 2012 during the sessions
Green Day's Warning on a Hot Topic exclusive pink vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies. Check it out: HERE
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Even the world's biggest bands need some time away from their day jobs, and Green Day are no exception. From the garage rock of Foxboro Hot Tubs, to the epic American Idiot Musical, find out how Billie Joe & co. spend their time away from destroying stadiums worldwide (and just being general badasses).
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Kurt Cobain changed Win Butler's world. Billie Joe Armstrong thought the Nirvana frontman was his generation's John Lennon and Paul McCartney. And Beck thinks he owes a debt of gratitude to the singer-guitarist for opening the world's ears to a thriving, but little-heard underground scene.
It's been two decades since Cobain took his own life on April 5, 1994, at age 27, yet he remains an important cultural touchstone for those he influenced and entertained in his short-lived career.
April 06, 2014
Green Day, "Basket Case" (June 29, 1994)
Long long ago (the mid '90s, let's say) I grew up in a "Dave" household, where I was allowed to stay up late with my parents so we could watch Letterman's absurdist and acidic antics before bed. And sometimes there was a musical guest so enticing to my sullen, early teen self that I'd stay up a little later: There was Weezer doing "Say It Ain't So," Bjork doing "Hyperballad," and R.E.M. doing "What's The Frequency Kenneth?" with Dan Rather?!? And then there was Green Day's snotty rendition of "Basket Case," the trio's pop punk anthem about boredom and