"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.
August 30, 2015
August 19, 2015
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
Calling all Idiot Nation members in the UK:
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.
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July 28, 2015
From Idiot Nation:
We have a special allocation of prime seats set aside for each performance of These Paper Bullets! featuring music and lyrics from Billie Joe. The performances will take place at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, CA. Members will be able to purchase tickets from the IN member allocation starting on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11am PST
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July 23, 2015
The music of American pop-punk band Green Day might not sound like the most typical starting point for a musical, but the politically charged narrative and operatic scope of the band’s 2004 concept album, American Idiot, is one of the better and braver ideas to come out of the genre.
Green Day, who are known for their frenetic live shows, first achieved success in the Nineties and are often credited with reviving a mainstream interest in punk rock. But it was the Grammy-winning American Idiot 10 years later that reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation experiencing
Start making your travel arrangements, Hollywood is the place to be this FALL! DOMA Theatre Company's successful production of Green Day's American Idiot is returning later this year BIGGER than before! After a successful 5 star SOLD OUT run, a RELOADED version of the show will be staged during October. If you were lucky to catch the show the first time, be ready for special surprises in true Green Day fashion this time around. If you LOVE Green Day, this is a must see show.
Tickets will sell out fast but GreenDay.com has access to tickets before ANYONE!
July 21, 2015
Joining the previously announced Amelia Lily, a finalist in the 2011 U.K edition of "X Factor" as Whatshername, are Luke Baker (Theo), Natasha Barnes (Heather), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove (Gerard), Raquel Jones (Extraordinary girl), Natasha Karp (Alysha) Robyn Mellor (Libby), Lucas Rush (St. Jimmy), Steve Rushton (Will), Aaron Sidwell (Johnny) and Ross William Wild (Joshua).
The best known of them is Aaron
More info on the documentary: HERE
Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2015-16 season at the Linda Gross Theater and Atlantic Stage 2. First up is a revival of Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine. Directed by Churchill's frequent collaborator James Macdonald, the landmark drama about power, politics, sex, and Queen Victoria will have its first major New York revival in 30 years beginning in the fall. Next up, in November-December, is the New York premiere of the new musical These Paper Bullets!, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rolin Jones and featuring songs by Grammy-winning Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.
July 08, 2015
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is among an array of rock personalities to guest on Swedish DJ Avicii's new album.
According to a Rolling Stone interview released last summer, Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) had been working with Coldplay's Chris Martin, Jon Bon Jovi and Incubus' Michael Einziger. The album was in early stages of development so there was only speculation about whether these guests would appear on the final product.
The follow up to 2013's True now has a name - Stories - and a release date, 25 September.
Full article at Gigwise: HERE