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    June 29, 2011


    TyRain's audition song was Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," but he said his dismissal won't change his dreams. "This is something I wanted to do my whole life. I'm not discouraged, because this is what I'm supposed to be doing."

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    June 29, 2011


    His guitar style — with chainsaw chords producing bright melodies — helped to define the postpunk sound, influencing everyone from the Pixies to Green Day to Nirvana. Kurt Cobain was a devout Hüsker fan.

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2080415,00.html#ixzz1QoQGm3kN

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    We caught up with Machine Head front man Robb Flynn last week at Green Day's Jingletown Studios, where he was putting the finishing touches on the Grammy-nominated Oakland group's upcoming seventh studio album, "Unto the Locust." There was just one problem. "We can't seem to write a damn song under six minutes," he said. Flynn wasn't kidding: The band's latest single, "Locust," clocks in at over eight. Machine Head, by some estimates the second-biggest heavy metal act in the Bay Area, plays the main stage at the Mayhem Festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre next Sunday.

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    June 29, 2011


    It’s a button-pushing title for a debut disc, “Don’t Be a Dick,” from teen Oakland proto-punkers Emily’s Army. But what else would you expect from Joey Armstrong, the drumming son of original snot-nosed upstart Billie Joe Armstrong, who dubbed his breakthrough with Green Day “Dookie”? The songs — Chixdiggit-y power-chorders such as “Asslete,” “Statutory Brainrape” and “Broadcast This” — are playfully snarky, produced by Billie Joe and performed by Joey, 15; guitarist Travis Neumann, 16; and Becker brothers Max, 17, and Cole, 15, on bass and guitar, respectively. The band name honors the Beckers’ older cystic-fibrosis-diagnosed sister, Emily, for whom they started a fundraising organization, www.emilysarmy.com.

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    June 28, 2011


    Teen Nick's summer concert series "Rocks Out" will begin July 1st.

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    June 28, 2011


    Rare interview with Green Day guitarist Jason White in the new issue of Fluke.

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    June 28, 2011


    This Foxboro Hot Tubs shirt features old school boxers slugging it out. The band's name is distressed in the center in red... not green... day. 100% cotton. Wash warm. Dry low. Imported.

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    June 28, 2011


    Green Day’s rise from garage three-chord punk rockers to stadium-filling three-chord radio mainstays has been an unprecedented achievement. Formed way back in 1987 yet still, somehow, ‘down with the kids’, this forever-young three-piece have remained poster boys for several generations of rebellious stoner teenagers… and their moms.

    Live, Green Day instil the kind of wild, devil-horn wielding crowd behaviour only possible in an arena full of young adults. It’s all about who can start the furthest away moshpit...

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    June 27, 2011


    The band is committed to replicating the same atmosphere as the legends themselves, and will deliver all the big hits in their energetic live performance.

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    June 27, 2011


    Beauty is, of course, in the eye of the beholder. But many believe the J-180 to be the most gorgeous Gibson acoustic guitar you can buy. It offers maximum tone, maximum pickguard and a super-curvy shape. For a history of the J-180 plus close relations to the J-185 and the coveted Everly Brothers signature models, read on…

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