Green Day's arrival at the 2005 VMAs drew a massive crowd
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On the afternoon of Aug. 9, Green Day announced they were doing a first-come, first-served secret show at the 300-person capacity Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa. Yes, we were incredulous. Green Day were selling $20 tickets to the show to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and it seemed like a prank when it was first announced. Except it wasn't.
The ‘90s shattered the conventions of the music video. Suddenly every musician wanted their video to be the biggest and splashiest of all. Budgets roared to insane levels – Michael and Janet Jackson’s 1995 video for "Scream" is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive ever, costing around $7 million – and video directors became stars themselves (hello, Hype Williams, David Fincher and Mark Romanek).
The band held a secret show at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, Calif., last week, where they debuted a new tune honoring the late singer, titled "Amy."
Listen to the song here...