Billie Joe Armstrong

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Walter White's Mixtape: The Best Songs About Meth

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Newport Beach Film Festival: Punk's Not Dead--It's On Broadway

    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 >>

  • Film

    April 18, 2013

    NBFF: Smaller, Shorter & Uncut

    The fabled film festival has learned that less is more

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The 50 Commandments of SXSW

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Green Day - Fox Theater - March 10, 2013

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Green Day's Billy Joe Makes a Mess of His Life, Asks Fans to Pay the Price

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Green Day Announce Fox Theater Show to Kick Off 2013 Tour

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One - Gibson Amphitheatre - December 8, 2012

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 Recent Rock Star Meltdowns

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Emily's Army - DiPiazza's - 7/20/12

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2011

    The Day Green Day Came to Costa Mesa

    [Mental Notes] They played for 300 people, and we got in to see them!

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Last Night: Green Day at the Tiki Bar

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    [UPDATED] EXCLUSIVE: How to Get Tickets to the Green Day Secret Show In Costa Mesa: Don't Bother Lining Up Right Now

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​UPDATE, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Emily's Army: Making You Feel Older, One Hit at a Time

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Green Day Turning 'American Idiot' Into a Movie?​Since 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Local Music News Links: Snoop, Green Day, Runner Runner, Lucinda Williams

    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...

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Green Day at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Check 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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2010

    Green Day

    Verison Wireless Amphitheatre

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Gettin' Made: And Gettin' Aware

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Billie Joe Armstrong Inducts the Stooges, White Stripes Return(?), 'American Idol' Idiocy, Gorillaz Go 'Electric Avenue'?

    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??

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    Last Night: Foxboro Hot Tubs @ Alex's Bar in Long Beach

    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 >>