Premier Guitar's Chris Kies is on location at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL, where he catches up with Green Day's guitar and bass techs before their spring 2013 "99 Revolutions' tour in support of their three latest albums, 'Uno,' 'Dos,' and 'Tre'.'
May 09, 2013
May 08, 2013
Bethany Cosentino Talks Green Day, College Parties, New EP, May 9 UCSB Show
As a California kid who grew up in the ’90s, the opportunity to go on tour with Green Day is a pretty big deal. Did you freak out a bit when you found out? Yeah, I was definitely shocked when we got asked. Like, I couldn’t believe they wanted to take us on tour. I grew up listening to Dookie, so it was like one of my childhood idols asking to take my band on tour. It was totally awesome.
How did the shows go? They went really well. It was a weird adjustment for sure — to play on huge stages like that to audiences that don’t really know who you are, in venues that hold over 10,000 people. That’s not something we are used to, but it was a cool experience for us. Green Day have a lot of young fans, and young people seem to really like Best Coast, so there were some nights where kids would get really excited about us.
Have you noticed any major differences to touring behind The Only Place versus the tours you did for Crazy for You? The biggest difference is just our band really. We are a four piece now; it’s Bobb, Brett, Brady, and myself. All names that start with B! I think we have a bit more fun on the road as a band now.
The night of rock'n'roll mayhem, taking place on Thursday 13 June, this year moves to an exciting new East End venue, Troxy, and will be hosted by blink-182 legend Mark Hoppus and Anthrax guitar god Scott Ian.
"Once again the Relentless Kerrang! Awards returns to celebrate all that is great and good in rock music," says Kerrang! Editor James McMahon. "I can say for a fact that all other awards ceremonies are crap compared to ours. I know this because I've been to loads of them, and ours is the only one where I've ever ended up on a rooftop talking to Jack Black about what pigeon tastes like at 3am."
"The secret is that we only do this for the fans," continues James. "Yeah, I know that makes me sound like Bob Geldof or something. But it's true. We only do this to celebrate the music the readers love, and to create new stories and a bit of magic that makes the music world that little bit more exciting than it would be if we didn't get a whole load of stars in a room and say, 'Let's rock!'"
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More at Kerrang!: HERE
Penn State grad Alison Morooney - in her first professional job - offers a peek behind the mosh-pit atmosphere, a tour bus full of twenty somethings and 'a lot of sex.'
Alison Morooney never thought she was a rocker. She wasn't even a huge Green Day fan before she auditioned for musical "American Idiot." More than 175 shows later, her tune has changed. Green Day's anthem to suburban ennui, finding yourself and thrashing out the meaning of life resonates now.4
Full article at Naples News: HERE
Tickets for upcoming 'American Idiot' performances: HERE
Each week, Val Haller, a music-obsessed baby boomer and the founder of the Web site Valslist.com, matches tracks from her generation to those of her 20-something sons’ generation.
My grandfather would say, “I’m feeling a bit punk.”
My father would say, “That kid is a punk.”
My husband would say, “Remember that punk band the Ramones?”
My son would say, “You’ve been punked.”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition opens to the general public on May 9: “Punk: From Chaos to Couture.”
Punk music is neither my favorite nor my forte. But I would like to chime in on all of the excitement that’s churning around the Met’s long-anticipated punk fashion exhibition that opens this week, and would love your take as well. What is punk? More than a particularly loud and rebellious musical style. A fashion anti-style. A lifestyle. As Nitsuh Abebe wrote recently in New York magazine, "In music, punk remains what the critic Frank Kogan calls a "Superword" — a term whose main purpose is for people to fight over what it should mean," adding, "It's a concept like "freedom" or "the one true Church" or "real Americans": to invoke it is to advance a vision of what it entails, and duke it out with competing visions." My visual is spiked hair, piercings, studs, ripped clothing held together by safety