CBS BAY AREA: Dog Stolen? Get Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong’s 434,000 Instagram Followers To HelpPosted byJanuary 13, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — When a thief stole a man’s dog Mochi along with a laptop and bicycles, the owner took to social media and recruited hundreds of people to help track her down, but none more connected than Green Day’s front man Billie Joe Armstrong. Go HERE to see the full story.
“To me it’s a kidnapping, that was my child, and it was taken away from my house,” said David Baker.
It began with a few tweets and Instagrams, and paper fliers, and then an outpouring of support from skaters, who wrote, “Skateboarders can do anything, let’s help.” From there, Armstrong (who also lives in theFiled under:
January 09, 2015
It might be one of the most unique covers of a Green Day hit you'll ever hear: young, at-risk girls from an Indian shelter singing Boulevard of Broken Dreams. “Many of these children have been abused or have suffered trauma. Music helps to engage them, it helps them to relax,” Faith Gonsalves, the founder of Music Basti, says. Volunteers from the non-profit help give the girls a musical voice as a means of giving them a confident and creative voice of their own.
December 16, 2014
"We're in incredible company and I'm still trying to make sense of this," he says
Only a handful of bands get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the first year they're eligible these days. When Billie Joe Armstrong learned that Green Day were one of them, he could barely process the news. "I had to go for a walk," he says. "I wound up at this cafe and I sat down and my son met up with me. I told him and he was like, 'Oh my God. No way.' It just took some time to sink in. We're in incredible company and I'm still trying to make sense of this. It's just incredible." The singer spoke to Rolling
December 16, 2014
Lou Reed, Green Day and the 1970s soul star Bill Withers are among the latest entrants to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
They, along with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and his group Double Trouble, will be honored in Cleveland on April 18 at the hall’s 30th annual induction ceremony, the organization is to announce on Tuesday.
In addition, Ringo Starr will be given the award for musical excellence — formerly called the sideman award — and the “5” Royales, the rhythm-and-blues band known for playing the original versions of hits like
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December 11, 2014
The winner of the Nimrod Crew jacket has been announced.
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What could be more rock ‘n’ roll than a leather jacket? (OK, maybe a Fender guitar.)
Schott NYC makes leather jackets which were worn by Marlon Brando, The Ramones, and a long list of other stylish malcontents. Schott produced a Dec. 3 debut party for its first West Coast boutique, located at the Americana at Brand retail center in Glendale, Calif. In attendance were rockers Tre Cool from Green Day, his wife Sara Rose, Damien Fahey, a former MTV VJ, and Maejor, a music producer and performer. Yowza!
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We have some news to report regarding our brother Jason White, and wanted you to hear it from us before word spread. Jason recently underwent a routine tonsillectomy, and his doctors discovered a treatable form of tonsil cancer. Thankfully they caught it early and he should make a full and speedy recovery.
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November 26, 2014
Cast your vote for the nominees you believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2015 inductees. Select your top five: HERECast your vote for the nominees you believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2015 inductees.