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 album American Idiot is transformed into […]
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[UPDATED] EXCLUSIVE: How to Get Tickets to the Green Day Secret Show In Costa Mesa: Don't Bother Lining Up Right Now
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 band's Facebook page. “This was […]
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 lyrically tongue […]
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. Front man Billie Joe Armstrong might take the lead role of St. Jimmy, and he told The New York Times he would like to develop the film project with Michael […]
What more really needs to be said about Green Day? Every member of the pop-punk three-piece is pushing 40, yet this decade they’ve still been more relevant than most bands half their age. As all children of the ‘80s know, Green Day first charted in 1994 with their mega-hit Dookie. Ten years and more than […]
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??