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Green Day Break Ban For Secret Show At Punk Venue

The venue owners accused the band of selling out and made it clear Billie Joe Armstrong and his bandmates were no longer welcome. Green Day played a benefit there in 2001 but...

John Lydon: Green Day Are A Two-bob Band

John Lydon has blasted Green Day branding them an insignificant ''two-bob'' band. The 'God Save The Queen' hitmaker has lashed out at the American pop-rock group and has accused them of watering down the rock...

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong's New Musical Set To Make Off-broadway Appearance

Billie Joe Armstrong's latest musical is set to appear off Broadway. The 43-year-old Green Day frontman penned These Paper Bullets! last year and it debuted at the Yale Repertory Theatre. These Paper Bullets! will be...

Billie Joe Armstrong Opening Music Store

The American Idiot hitmaker is teaming up with Bill Schneider, his former bandmate from his days in punk group Pinhead Gunpowder, to open the music store which will sell guitars and amps, and...

Green Day Star Helps Couple Retrieve Stolen Pitbull

Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong has helped track down a couple's stolen dog with the help of his Instagram.com followers.The American Idiot star urged his 436,000 followers to help David Baker and Cassandra Niki...

Green Day One Of Six Artists To Be Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Esteemed musical institution the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2015. The six musical acts to be inducted are: Green Day; Bill Withers; Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; Stevie Ray...

Green Day To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Green Day, Ringo Starr and Lou Reed are among the artists who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.The 'Basket Case' hitmakers will be enshrined at the 30th annual...

Green Day Guitarist Has Cancer

Green Day's Jason White has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer.The 'Basket Case' rockers have asked fans to send ''love and positive healing vibes'' to the guitarist - who joined the band full-time in 2012 -...

Billie Joe Armstrong Performs With Joan Jett

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong joined veteran rocker Joan Jett on stage at a charity benefit in New York on Thursday (23Oct14).The American Idiot singer teamed up with Jett to perform her 1980 hit...

Avicii Announces Album Guests

Avicii will be joined by Chris Martin, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jon Bon Jovi and a string of other stars on his new album.The 'Hey Brother' star - whose real name is Tim Bergling- has also...

Avicii Recruits Big Names For New Album Collaborations

Swedish dance music superstar Avicii has recruited Chris Martin, Billie Joe Armstrong and Jon Bon Jovi, among other big names for his next album.The follow-up to last year's (13) True will also feature a duet...

Mike Dirnt Producing Independent Film

Rocker Mike Dirnt is following his Green Day bandmate Billie Joe Armstrong into the movie industry by signing up to produce a new independent film.The bassist has teamed up with the American Idiot hitmakers' manager...

Billie Joe Armstrong Plays Intimate Show With Son Ahead Of Father's Day

Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong joined forces with his son Joey for an intimate gig in his native Oakland, California on Wednesday (11Jun14).Father and son were joined by Jason White, a touring member of...

Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Replacements At Coachella

Billie Joe Armstrong made a surprise appearance at the second weekend of the Coachella festival by joining rockers The Replacements onstage.The band, which reunited in 2012 after more than 20 years, was one of the...

Tributes Pour In For Late Music Legend Phil Everly

Stars including Billie Joe Armstrong, Linda Ronstadt and Brian May have paid tribute to Everly Brothers singer Phil Everly following his death on Friday (03Jan13).The younger of the two singing siblings passed away in Burbank,...

Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones Team Up To Revamp Everly Brothers Album

Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones have teamed up to record an album of duets, inspired by the music of The Everly Brothers.Both big fans of rock 'n' roll siblings Don and...

Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong To Star In Movie With Leighton Meester

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is set to make his major movie debut as actress Leighton Meester's boyfriend.The American Idiot hitmaker will play the Gossip Girl star's lover in Like Sunday, Like Rain, according...

Cbgb Movie To Open Cbgb Film Festival

Filmmaker Randall Miller's Cbgb biopic and Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong's documentary Broadway Idiot will headline this year's (13) Cbgb Film Festival in New York.The two movies will launch the five-day event on 9...

Eminem Headlines Second Day At Reading Festival

Eminem referenced his battle with drug addiction during his Reading Festival set last night (24.08.13).The iconic rapper was headlining the second day of the event and told fans he couldn't ''get f***ed up'' with them...

Green Day Play Dookie In Full At Reading Festival

Green Day performed 'Dookie' in full at Reading Festival last night (23.08.13).The punk rock superstars were headlining the first night of the event and treated fans when they played their iconic 1995 album in its...

Psy Inspired By Freddie Mercury

PSY wanted to be Freddie Mercury while growing up.The 'Gangnam Style' hitmaker found himself mesmerised with Queen's live performance at London's Wembley Stadium in 1986 and admits he would watch it on loop when a...

Psy Thanks Billie Joe For Herpes Comment

PSY has thanked Billie Joe Armstrong for comparing him to herpes.The Green Day frontman recently hit out at the 'Gangnam Style' hitmaker by likening him to the sexually transmitted infection, but he has taken in...

Billie Joe Armstrong: 'Psy Is The Herpes Of Music'

Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong has taken aim at South Korean pop sensation Psy, calling the Gangnam Style hitmaker the "herpes" of music.The American Idiot singer was in rehab tackling substance abuse issues as...

Green Day Resume Tour With Triumphant Arena Return

Rockers Green Day returned to the road in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday (28Mar13) to perform their first arena concert since frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's rehab stint last year (12).The American Idiot hitmakers were forced to...

Green Day Make Live Return

Green Day have performed their first major live show since Billie Joe Armstrong left rehab.The US rockers performed a two-hour set at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas - one of the biggest venues being...

Green Day Watching Out For Idiots On Tour

Green Day will not let any ''idiots'' backstage, in order to protect Billie Joe Armstrong.The 'American Idiot' band are making drastic changes to the way they tour to accommodate their newly sober frontman - who...

Billie Joe Armstrong To Tackle Shakespeare Musical

Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong is heading back to the theatre to pen music for a new Yale Repertory Theater adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.The singer, who co-created Broadway hit American...

Green Day Ban Hangers-on For Billie Joe Armstrong's Sake

Green Day have banned hangers-on from gaining access to their inner sanctum in a desperate bid to keep frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sober.The American Idiot hitmakers forced Armstrong to enter a rehab clinic last year...

Green Day Feared For Bille Joe's Life

Billie Joe Armstrong's bandmates were ''scared for their friend's life'' when he went to rehab. Bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool were surprised by their bandmate's foul mouthed outburst at a show in Las...

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