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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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    June 27, 2011


    Most know Mike Dirnt as the bassist for legendary East Bay rock band Green Day. Fewer know that the 39-year-old Oakland resident is one of the original four founders of the popular Emeryville diner Rudy’s Can’t Fail Café and a die-hard foodie (his favorites include Picán, Le Cheval, and Dopo). We asked Dirnt about the just-opened second Rudy’s right next to Oakland’s Fox Theater.

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    June 27, 2011


    Rock Sound At 150: Green Day Through The Years
    A photo gallery looking back at how Green Day were captured by Rock Sound over the years.

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    June 26, 2011


    We’ve nearly arrived again at that most American of holidays: the Fourth of July. In celebration of the country’s independence, and legacy of amazing bands, Gibson.com is counting down the Top 50 American Rock Bands of All Time.

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    June 26, 2011


    Meet Green Day: The Next Generation. Emily's Army, a new band comprised entirely of teenagers from Oakland, California, keep the sound of Green Day's California pop-punk roots alive on their debut album Don't Be A Dick. The musical connection to Green Day goes beyond musical influence – the band just happens to include Billie Joe Armstong's son Joey on drums, and the Green Day frontman produced their record. "Broadcast This," the band's first video, shows the boyish rockers ripping through a tune that declares their boredom with all of the music that they hear on their radio. Except for Green Day, of course. Those guys rule.

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    June 26, 2011

    In our exclusive interview he confirmed that he was trying to make Green Day's American Idiot stage show into his next musical movie.

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    June 26, 2011


    MTV archived videos from Green Day's 1994 performance on 120 Minutes.

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    June 25, 2011


    Listen to James Durbin’s unreleased Idol song, Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life), available on his American Idol Season 10 Highlights EP. The tune is not only unreleased, but was never performed on Idol!

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