March 21, 2014
Metallica frontman James Hetfield and Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong will lead the talent lineup at the upcoming pediatric cancer benefit ‘Acoustic 4 a Cure‘ in San Francisco. The event will take place Thursday, May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, with the proceeds from the show going to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Both Bay Area musicians will be joined by a stellar music lineup. Sammy Hagar, Train‘s Pat Monahan, guitar great Joe Satriani, Heart‘s Nancy Wilson and Scott Mathews are also on the bill for the acoustic benefit.
Hetfield has been working with Metallica on a new
March 17, 2014
BEST ALTER EGO: Foxboro Hot Tubs
"We're Foxboro Hot Tubs from Austin, Texas!" Billie Joe Armstrong lied to a packed indoor theater at Stubb's BBQ on Saturday. The Hot Tubs — a long-running Green Day side project — rocked with pure abandon, as if Armstrong had become a new man when freed of his trio's brand name. They ripped up a mix of Foxboro originals, covers, and Green Day tunes (though no famous Green Day tunes), in front of a delirious fist-pumping crowd.
March 14, 2014
“Let me get this straight,” Billie Joe Armstrong said to the playwright and screenwriter Rolin Jones over drinks last year. “You’re going to rewrite Shakespeare, and I’m going to rewrite the Beatles?”
The improbable show Mr. Jones was pitching to Mr. Armstrong, the Green Day frontman, opens next week at Yale Repertory Theater with the title “These Paper Bullets!” and the helpful subtitle, “A Modish Rip-Off of William Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ ” Mr.
March 14, 2014