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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • Joke-rap trio the Lonely Island (aka Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer) have announced their third album, The Wack Album, out on June 11 through Republic.

    Like 2011's Turtleneck & Chain and 2009's Incredibad, The Wack Album is full of big names (some of whom they've worked with in the past): Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, T-Pain, to name a few. 

    Beginning tomorrow, the trio will launch "Wack Wednesdays", a series on their YouTube channel. It will feature new videos and music and more.

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