By: Tom Cowell Where there be drugs, there be songs. The Velvets will rhapsodize their smack, Redman will tell you How to Roll A Blunt... musicians just can't help writing odes to the junk that messes 'em up. But where is the Meth songbook? The charts aren't exactly packed with serenades to the meth ... More >>
For the first time in its fourteen-year long history, the Newport Beach Film Festival kicked off the year's season with a documentary film that packs as much wallop and frenetic energy as a mosh pit circle. Director Doug Hamilton's Broadway Idiot follows world-famous punk band Green Day as their al ... More >>
The fabled film festival has learned that less is more
By: DC9 At Night You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, we here at DC9 have got some advice for you, and we've managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of our favorite things to do is pretend we' ... More >>
Green Day Fox Theater March 10, 2013About 40 minutes or so into Green Day's set, Billie Joe Armstrong begin what seemed to be an acoustic version of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" off what has become the band's seminal album, American Idiot. After the first verse, he paused before motioning ... More >>
Billy Joe Armstrong sat down this month with Rolling Stone to atone for his infamous mid-set rant at last September's I Heart Radio concert in Las Vegas. You may remember the gig, which featured the puerile Bay Area punkers performing along with the likes of Rihanna, Bon Jovi and Swedish House Mafia ... More >>
You know a band is huge when they list the Fox Theater in Pomona as an "intimate club date." Of course having seen Green Day at the Tiki Bar and Alex's Bar over the years, we know the true meaning of that statement. But today, the band announced they'd be heading to P-town on March 10 for the first ... More >>
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Gibson AmphitheatreDecember 8, 2012 The landscape of modern rock radio has definitely changed over the past few years.This became evident when examining the line-up for the first night of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas. Historically, the first night has b ... More >>
We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combinati ... More >>
Emily's ArmyDiPiazza's7/20/12It isn't every night that a show at DiPiazza's is packed to the brim with teenage girls--unless East Bay pop-punk band, Emily's Army is listed on the lineup. Originally hailing from Oakland, the band decided to name themselves after Max and Cole Becker's (vocals and guit ... More >>
[Mental Notes] They played for 300 people, and we got in to see them!
Remember way back when. . . Green DayAugust 11, 2011Tiki Bar Click here to see some images from outside Tiki Bar that night.I'm not gonna lie: I (shamelessly) tried every route possible to get into last night's ultra intimate, ultra special Green Day show at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa. I emailed ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyUPDATE, AUGUST 11, 2011, 1:03 P.M.: Within a matter of seconds, not even a minute, the tickets to the Green Day show sold out. Bummer! But don't feel bad if you didn't get a ticket, you're not alone. Many fans are upset too, and they're venting their anger on the ban ... More >>
Take note: Emily's Army is going to be big. And it's not just because their producer is Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, or because Billie Joe is the father of the band's drummer.It's because their debut Don't Be a Dick has the same brash, young catchiness early Green Day albums had. They're ly ... More >>
Myspace.comSince Green Day's album American Idiot graced the Broadway stage six years ago, there has been talk about turning the well-received musical into a movie. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong might play the lead role of St. Jimmy, and he told the New York Times that he would like to develop th ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyGreen Day at Verizon Amphitheatre on Tuesday.This week, we discovered another OC music magazine to link to. Guess what it's called! In local music news, we've got Runner Runner, Green Day, Snoop Dogg and more...
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our AFI/Green Day slideshow here!Green DayAugust 31, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterDoes it get any bigger than a Green Day rock show? Not really. With a three hour performance and snippets of cover songs spanning the history of rock, Green Day made sure ... More >>
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Today I'm going to play the enabler here for all you knit and crochet yarnophiles out there: Have you seen the book AwareKnits by crafty superstar Vickie Howell and equally crafty cowriter Adrienne Armstrong? (You may have heard of Adrienne's husband Billy Joe Armstrong from a little band call ... More >>
Billie Joe Armstrong inducts the Stooges--and a shirtless Iggy Pop--into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The White Stripes will return. We hope!American Idol idiots butcher Rolling Stones songs--sounds so bad almost wished I saw it.Did the Gorillaz really rip off Eddy "Electric Avenue" Grant??
By Ryan Ritchie The last time Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool hit Long Beach, they called themselves Green Day and played at the Arena to thousands of pre-pubescent fans and those fans’ moms. Last night was a bit different. Using the moniker Foxboro Hot Tubs, the Berkeley trio p ... More >>