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  • There was really only conclusion to be made after watching Green Day perform on Friday night:

    Billie's back.

    Vocalist-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, whose substance abuse problems landed him in rehab and momentarily derailed his East Bay punk-pop band's career, was in herculean form during Green Day's showcase at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival.

    His vocals were on spot. His guitar licks were sensational. And, most significant, he was back to being the charismatic, playful and exuberant frontman who millions of fans fell in love with in the first place.

    It couldn't have come at

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    Billie Joe, Mike and Tre grace the stage at SXSW film festival for the special double feature screening of films at the Paramount Theatre for the world premiere of Broadway Idiot and the Green Day documentary ¡Cuatro!.

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  • Rockers Green Day make a stop at South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, before tour. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, off a rehab stint, pogoed and belted out tunes with fervor.

    AUSTIN -- Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day have some recent experience with Broadway but they were upstaged Friday night at South By Southwest.

    About two-thirds of the way through the two-hour concert at Austin City Limits Live's Moody Theater, the band played their breakthrough hit "Longview" from mega-platinum album Dookie. Understudy Ty Ehlinger, 15, of Richmond, Texas, who attended a Green Day

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  • Green Day announced they would make their South By Southwest debut on Friday, March 15th, two weeks prior to them hitting the road at a special double feature screening of films at the Paramount Theatre, the world premiere of Broadway Idiot and the Green Day documentary ¡Cuatro!. Later that night the band will perform at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre at 9:00pm.

    Check to see if you won tickets at Green Day's Idiot Nation: HERE

    More at SXSW: HERE

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  • Stickup Kid, who are featured in our 100 Bands You Need To Know issue, have announced that they will be opening for Green Day today (March 15) at their SXSW show at ACL Live at Moody Theater.

    More at Alternative Press: HERE

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