December 24, 2015
Larry Livermore is a fixture of the modern-day punk world. After co-founding Lookout Records in 1987, he helped pioneer the pop-punk sound of the 1990s and released the first albums by influential bands like Operation Ivy and Green Day; he left the label in 1997. In 2014, Livermore, in the audience, was thanked by the members of Green Day during their acceptance speech into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
TIME spoke with Livermore about his new book, How to Ru(i)n A Record Label, the early days founding Lookout Records and what it would take to start a label in 2015. The book also features
December 23, 2015
UnderCover Presents a tribute to Green Day’s Dookie. It features local musical groups from different genres covering one song each from the album for both a recording and live performance- including Gilman faves La Plebe, Love Songs, Tilt, & Skank Bank!
You can DONATE NOW thru the 924 Gilman Indiegogo & get an intriguing assortment of rewards for your donation. These include such goodies as:
Gilman Ally tickets with an exclusive Gilman shirt, the 14-band Dookie cover recording, & admission to the exclusive after-show party!
Advance regular tickets without any of those lovely
December 23, 2015
Two of US punk band Green Day’s leading lights are joining the competitive world of organic coffee sales, but with a twist — they say their new company will be the first to use mass produced compostable bags and pods.
Bass player Mike Dirnt and lead vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong, who are launching Oakland Coffee Works this week, and San Francisco Bay Coffee, a family-owned business, will both use the bags and pods for their products.
Made out of starches and sugars, they can be discarded along with compost to be consumed by micro-organisms in the soil, creating a fertile humus, said Paul
GREEN DAY TO RELEASE LIMITED BLACK FRIDAY VINYL EDITION OF MULTI-PLATINUM GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING ALBUM AMERICAN IDIOTPosted byNovember 23, 2015
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 23, 2015 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Green Day today announced that they will release a limited Black Friday vinyl edition of their two-time Grammy® Award-winning album American Idiot on November 27, 2015. The special release will be available exclusively at independent record stores in the United States. Find the store closest to you at www.recordstoreday.com. The 5,000 limited edition run will include a red and black LP (Disc 1) and a white and black LP (Disc 2).
American Idiot is Green Day’s seventh studio album.
November 13, 2015
Limited Edition 24"x36" 'Heart Like A Hand Grenade' Movie Poster and DVD bundle exclusively available in the Green Day Music Store Now!
GREEN DAY'S DOCUMENTARY
HEART LIKE A HAND GRENADE
LOS ANGELES / NEW YORK (November 12, 2015) - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day are pleased to share Heart Like a Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot. The documentary will be available for purchase digitally and on DVD via Reprise Records tomorrow, November 13, 2015.
Captured on film by director John Roecker, Heart Like a Hand Grenade is considered by many to be a "lost film". More than 10 years after the release of American
Klipsch was honored to be part of the festivities when Green Day was inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame museum in 2015.
In between rehearsals before the induction ceremony, Green Day’s legendary bass player Mike Dirnt visited the Klipsch green room backstage and heaped praise upon us, saying he has always loved our speakers and headphones. It was flattering, to say the least.
In 1986, Dirnt formed the band alongside Billie Joe Armstrong that would end up being one of the true icons of the punk rock era.
November 12, 2015
On Friday 11/13 at 1PM PST John Roecker director of ‘Heart Like A Hand Grenade’ will answer your questions live on the Green Day Facebook Page. Stay tuned for instructions on how to submit your questions: HERE
AMERICAN IDIOT RELOADED came to a spectacular end yesterday and today we have learned it is nominated for SEVEN BroadwayWorld awards!
You decide the winners by voting! VOTE for AMERICAN IDIOT in the following SEVEN nominations:
- Best Musical (Local Production)
- Best Direction of a Musical (Local Production)- Marco Gomez
- Best Musical Direction (Local Production) - Christopher Raymond
- Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Local Production) - Jess Ford [Johnny]
- Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Local Production) - Andrew Diego [St. Jimmy]
- Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Local Production) -