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Green Day Rock The House With Anti-Trump Rendition Of 'Bang Bang'


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Green Day truly invoked the spirit of punk with their performance of single 'Bang Bang' at the American Music Awards this weekend. It was an energetic, politically charged show that topped all the performances of the night including those of Lady Gaga and Twenty One Pilots.

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The song 'Bang Bang' is the lead single from Green Day's recently released twelfth studio album 'Revolution Radio', but it wasn't the song that caused such a buzz last night (November 20th 2016). Green Day made their feelings about Donald Trump becoming president-elect very clear with their MDC tribute mid-track.

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Justin Bieber And Lady Gaga Win Big At MTV EMAs


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Justin Bieber and Lady GaGa were the big winners at last night’s MTV EMAs, despite neither being on hand to collect their awards.

Bieber and Gaga both walked away with two awards each on Sunday evening in Rotterdam, as did Twenty One Pilots and DJ Martin Garrix.

Justin BieberJustin Bieber took home two awards at last night's MTV EMAs

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Green Day Score Third UK Number One Album With 'Revolution Radio'


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Green Day are at the top of this week’s UK album chart with their twelfth studio album Revolution Radio

It’s the third time the band have hit the top spot in the UK and it comes 22 years since they first broke through with their debut album Dookie.

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Green Day - Revolution Radio Album Review


Few bands reach 30 years in the business and fewer still produce output that keeps them from becoming a heritage act, but Green Day have managed just this.  2004's 'American Idiot' reignited their popularity, but 2012's triple-album onslaught was overshadowed by a personal problems and rehabilitation.  The band's popularity remains intact though, with a recent set of UK headline shows selling out almost instantly.

Green Day - Revolution Radio Album Review

Whilst they may be leaders in the punk-rock genre, Green Day's most popular moment arguably remains the melodic 'Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)'.  With this in mind, the gentle opening to 'Somewhere Now' shouldn't be so surprising, though the band open up before long.  'Bang Bang', offering a critique of gun culture in the age of social media, proves nearly as thrilling as 'American Idiot' while the title track of the record also blasts along forcefully.  In contrast, the plodding 'Say Goodbye' loses momentum, but the power-balladry of 'Outlaws' proves a solid if unspectacular turn.

Whereas many records will cram the middle running with filler tracks, here it contains three of the more enjoyable moments.  'Bouncing Off The Wall' has suitably crashing power chords, while the survivalist content of 'Still Breathing' makes for a radio-friendly anthem that was an obvious choice as a single.  Similarly energetic is 'Youngblood', a simple and infectious cut, while 'Forever Now' shows they still have the ambition to be progressive, though it is no 'Jesus Of Suburbia'.  For many bands a record of this standard would be a career peak; Green Day have done better, but this stands as a fine release.

Green Day Announce More North American Dates For Spring 2017


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Looks like 2017 is going to be a big year for Green Day. Following the release of their twelfth studio album 'Revolution Radio', the band will be embarking on a 24 date tour of North America, in between their shows in Europe and Australia.

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Kicking off at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on March 1st, Green Day will be performing across the continent until April 8th 2017. Then they have six dates in Australia and New Zealand before the summer begins. All in celebration of their latest musical release.

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Green Day's 'American Idiot' Movie Gets Green Light From HBO


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The long-awaited movie adaptation of Green Day’s American Idiot album has been given a green light from network HBO.

The news was confirmed by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who told the NME that things were finally moving forward with the planned film and he would be reprising his Broadway role as St. Jimmy.

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Bruce Springsteen Is A Fan Of Kanye West


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Bruce Springsteen is a huge fan of Kanye West.

The 'Born In The USA' hitmaker has admitted he ''likes'' the 'Famous' rapper because he makes ''creative, amazing records'', and the 66-year-old rocker has also credited U2 as a band who are ''consistently great''.

Speaking at Apple's Soho store in New York City on Wednesday (28.09.16), he said: ''I like Kanye West.

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Green Day To Headline British Summer Time Hyde Park In 2017


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Green Day have been announced to headline Barclaycard's British Summer Time Hyde Park in London next Summer, following their European tour at the beginning of 2017. The band are also just about to launch their twelfth studio album 'Revolution Radio' this Fall - so there's plenty to look forward to from these guys over the next few months.

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The punk rock band will hit London's Hyde Park on July 1st 2017, celebrating the festival's fifth anniversary. But if you can't make it to that show, Green Day will also be making appearances at various UK venues in February, promoting their epic new record 'Revolution Radio' featuring the single 'Bang Bang'.

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Green Day To Embark On North American Nightclub Tour


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Green Day are set to support their upcoming album 'Revolution Radio' with a 12-date tour of intimate club shows in the US and Canada this Fall. The short local run will be followed by their Winter European tour where they will be joined by The Interrupters.

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The North American tour will open in St. Louis, Missouri on September 20th at The Pageant and will close at the UC Theatre in Berkeley California on October 20th. Pre-sale tickets are on sale today (September 7th 2016), with the general sale starting on Friday (September 9th). It's their first tour since the 99 Revolutions Tour which kicked off in 2013, though their last show was in April 2015 ahead of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Green Day Announce New Album 'Revolution Radio', And Stream First Single 'Bang Bang'


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After a break of nearly four years, punk rock veterans Green Day have announced details of their 12th studio album, titled Revolution Radio, and shared a stream of a new single called ‘Bang Bang’.

It’s the first new music since the 2012 trilogy of Uno!, Dos! and Tre!, all released in the same year, although the band did share a one-off Christmas single in December last year. ‘Bang Bang’ is the first single to come from the new album, which will be released on October 7th via Reprise.

Told from the point of view of the perpetrator of a mass shooting – the kind that has tragically once again captured America’s national consciousness in the wake of recent events – ‘Bang Bang’ promises to revisit the political territory of Green Day’s 2004 classic American Idiot.

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Album Of The Day: 'Dookie' By Green Day


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Not one for the punk purists out there but nonetheless an exceptional album - no-one can deny that Green Day were a huge part of the 90s revival of punk rock, and major label debut 'Dookie' is their best example of that.

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Green Day are Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Jason White. They formed in East Bay, California in 1986, releasing their first album '39/Smooth' in 1990. They're a controversial subject in the world of punk, but they've managed to acquire five Grammys in their career and have sold more than 75 million records globally.

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The Smiths, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame


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British indie rock icons The Smiths have been announced as one of this year’s nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s the sixth year for which the band have been eligible for the prestigious honour, but the first time they’ve been picked for consideration.

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Morrissey, the former lead singer of The Smiths, who have been nominated for the Hall of Fame

Other debutants on the list are Green Day and Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails, who’ve both scooped a nomination in their very first year they could have done so, and Sting, Bill Withers and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The late Lou Reed has also made the fifteen strong shortlist.

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15 Things You Might Not Know About Leeds Festival

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15 Things You Might Not Know About Leeds Festival

BBC Introducing Stage, Dance To The Radio And Even More For The Leeds And Reading Festivals On 23-25 August 2013

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Bbc Introducing Stage, Dance To The Radio And Even More For The Leeds And Reading Festivals On 23-25 August 2013

IHeartRadio Festival To Welcome Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars And Err, Queen


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Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry are among the names confirmed for the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas in September. The two-day festival, set to be held on September 20 and 21, will also feature performances from Elton John, Keith Urban and a special pairing of Queen (with Brian May) and the former American Idol star Adam Lambert.

The main festival line-up was announced on Monday morning (July 15, 2013) in a press conference hosted by Ryan Seacrest. A final schedule will be announced closer to the festival, though Timberlake, Perry, Elton and Bruno Mars are likely to be the marquee names. The likes of Muse, Tiesto, Chris Brown, Fun, Phoenix, Maroon 5, Tim Mcgraw, Ke&ha, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Benny Benassi are other high profile names to have been confirmed. 

Last year's festivals played host to No Doubt, Pink, Usher and Swedish House Mafia though it will be remembered for Billie Joe Armstrong's meltdown during Green Day's set. After smashing the band's instruments in protest of his set being cut short, Armstrong left the stage and was admitted to rehab the next day, cancelling his band's tour dates and promotional appearances. 

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Uno, Dos, Tres, Go! Green Day Back On The Road, Billie Joe Armstrong Thanks Fans For Support


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Things are finally starting to look up in the Green Day camp, with news of a 2013 tour suggesting that singer Billie Joe Armstrong is on the road to recovery. Armstrong suffered a highly-publicised onstage meltdown last year and the band were forced to cancel their touring schedule whilst he went to rehab for substance abuse issues.

In a statement released by the singer on Monday (December 31, 2012), he thanked fans for their support, saying “I just want to thank you all for the love and support you've shown for the past few months. Believe me, it hasn't gone unnoticed and I'm eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. I'm getting better every day. So now, without further ado, the show must go on.” The rescheduled tour is due to start on March 28, 2013 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago and the band added a message to their fans saying “We want to thank everyone for hanging in with us for the last few months. We are very excited to hit the road and see all of you again, though we regret having to cancel more shows.”

A previously scheduled date at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland (January 30, 2013) has been cancelled. Refunds will be available for that show.

Out Now: US Album Releases - The Game Enlists Some Big Competitors; Can They Stop Bruno Mars From Going Stratospheric Again?


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Last week saw the mighty talents of Alicia Keys displace Rihanna’s Unapologetic from the top of the Billboard 200 in a big way, with the former holder of the number one spot falling down to sixth. Girl On Fire was Keys’ fifth number one record in the States, taking in sales of 159,000 on its way to the top spot. Those are solid figures to be sliding off coming into the new weekend, but will they be enough to hold on? The good news for Keys is that, with Christmas approaching, new releases are thin on the ground. The bad news is that one of them’s the new Bruno Mars album.

Yes, though he may appear to physically have the consistency of candle wax, Mars has written a darn fine second album, with Unorthodox Jukebox a canny exercise in carefully choosing the right combination of influences to click together; allayed with the Grammy Award-winning star’s penchant for a big whole-hearted chorus, we can see this doing just as well as his 2010 debut Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which went on to sell over six million copies worldwide including 1.7 million in the States. 

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Out Now: US Album Releases – One Direction, Green Day, Christina Aguilera, Soundgarden


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Still riding high at the top of the US Billboard chart, is Taylor Swift – everybody’s favourite country music princess turned pop star. Her album, Red, is currently enjoying its third week at the top of the US chart but there are some high profile releases coming out this week. We’ve profiled a few of them below but there are others to be considered too, such as Rolling Stones’ Greatest Hits anthology, GRRR! and Susan Boyle’s latest album, Standing Ovation.

Here’s our pick of the best US releases this week… our money’s on One Direction politely asking Taylor swift to leave that seat at the top of the Billboard chart, with their album Take Me Home. And hey, who could resist the charm of those young Brits, eh?

If anyone’s going to challenge Taylor this week, One Direction could well be the act to do it. Their debut album, Up All Night is already sitting respectably at number 23 in the Billboard albums chart and, with a recent appearance on the US X Factor show under their belts, they are surely destined for big things with their sophomore effort. They have already become one of the biggest success stories in chart history, in terms of UK imports. With their debut album, One Direction became the first British band in US chart history to top the Billboard 200 chart with a debut album. Their popularity has grown, even since then and they’re fast becoming one of the biggest bands on the planet. Their last single ‘Live While We’re Young’ was a number 3 hit and they’re our tip for the top this week.

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Out Now - UK Album Releases, November 12, 2012 - One Direction, Rolling Stones, Christina Aguilera, Twilight Breaking Bad - Part 2


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Robbie Williams might be sitting pretty at the top of the UK Album Charts after the weekend, but if said charts have taught us anything, it’s that time makes fools of us all, and we fully expect Mr. Williams – comparatively an elder statesman of the British pop world compared to this week’s leading contender – to fall by the wayside this coming weekend.

Who are these young bucks, Brylcreemed up and smelly freshly of Lynx ready take the crown that Robbie’s new LP told us so explicitly to watch? Why it’s One Direction of course, who’ve graduated to stardom Stateside too since the release of their first album Up All Night last year. The X Factor alumni bring out their follow-up Take Me Home this week, and you’d have to be one of Williams’ family to bet against the youngsters knocking auld Rob off his perch.

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A Week In Music Featuring: Ellie Goulding, Green Day, Paloma Faith, Axewound, The Vaccines And Much More!


Albums of Note... That 'difficult second album' phase is probably even more difficult when - in between your first and second album - you have performed at the Royal wedding, had your songs splashed all over the TV, dumped one of the UK's best-known radio DJs (Greg James) and started dating one of the United States' best-known producers (Skrillex). Ellie Goulding seems to have done a solid job of navigating the pressures of retaining her identity, whilst no doubt being squeezed by her record label. Overall though, Halcyonis not quite the blast of personality that we expected from Goulding: "The most disappointing thing is that they've not even really allowed Goulding's voice to flourish. She has a vocal that's pleasant if not exactly stand out, but all life in it's been stamped out through auto-tuning and correction, the singer sounding as though she's being possessed by the spirit of nothing at all."

A Week in Music - October 16, 2012

Tall Ships are beginning to gather serious momentum on the live circuit in the UK and their debut album, Everything Touching cements that reputation. It's by no means a perfect debut but Tall Ships are already breaking free of the 'math rock' parameters that have been loosely placed about them. "The majority of the ten tracks are instrumentally intense with sounds overlapping and complimenting each other. An intriguing debut from Tall Ships, but there's just a spark missing. They should cut down on the instrumentals and replace with some words because, when they're used, the science and instrumental beauty are amplified perfectly."

 

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Green Day Cancel Voodoo Fest Gig And Open Up On Billie Joe Rehab


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Green Day have announced that they have to pull out of a headline slot at the October 27 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival in New Orleans, with lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong in rehab for substance abuse.

Mike Dirnt, the bassist for the band, admitted releasing three albums in quick succession was more than they could handle: "With hindsight 20/20 it was a tremendous undertaking," he told BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe. "Although we were having fun we didn't take our nose out of the book for a long time. I think it catches up with you a little bit ... We definitely just jumped off a moving train." Armstrong’s admittance to rehab was predicated by his outburst during Green Day's September 21 performance at iHeartRadio, and Dirnt opened up on that too. "There were signs of things hitting the fan," he said. "We hadn't slept in forever and Billie had definitely had the worst of it. He'd been going through his own struggles ... We were there with him but you can only handle things on your own ... At the end of the day when we got off the road the most important thing was my friend's life."

Green Day fanatics will be hoping Billie Joe gains a full recovery, and quickly, as their live show is touted as being a special one indeed. The band still plan to release the next album in the series, ¡Dos! on November 13, so punk-fans will have to make do with that, in the meantime.


Can Billie Joe Armstrong Work On ‘The Voice’ While In Rehab?


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Will Billie Joe Armstrong’s rehab keep him from appearing as a mentor for Christina Aguilera’s team on ‘The Voice’? This is one of many questions being asked by confused fans of the Green Day singer, who suffered an onstage meltdown at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday (September 21, 2012).

The 40-year-old appeared to become irate after claiming the band had been cut short. He yelled, “One minute left, one minute (expletive) left. You're gonna give me (expletive) one minute? ... I'm not (expletive) Justin Bieber, you (expletives)!” Quite what poor old Justin had to do with anything is unclear, though Billie Joe proceeded to smash his guitar into smithereens before being promptly carted off to rehab. In a statement apologizing for the singer’s behavior, Green Day told Facebook fans, “Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse. We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologise to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances.” The stint in rehab marks a rough couple of weeks for the rocker, who was hospitalized with an undisclosed ailment on September 1, 2012, but recovered to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6.

According to Deadline.com, Armstrong will still appear as a mentor on ‘The Voice’ as the audition stages were taped earlier this summer. It is not clear whether Armstrong will be available for the live rounds.


Billie Joe Armstrong 'The Voice' Appearance Still On Despite Weekend Breakdown


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Billie Joe Armstrong's on-stage meltdown won't affect his scheduled appearance on NBC reality singing contest The Voice according to show bosses. Deadline reports that Armstrong filmed his appearance some weeks ago and, according to a rep, they were "all taped and set". It's now been widely reported that the Green Day front man lost his rag somewhat during an appearance at iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.

Angry at having their set cut from 45 minutes to 25 minutes so that the following act Usher could have more time on stage, Armstrong cut short their 1994 anthem Basketcase and launched into a foul-mouthed tirade that at one point saw him bizarrely proclaim "I'm not f***ing Justin Bieber". Armstrong has since checked himself into rehab, and on Sunday (September 23rd) the band issued the following statement via Facebook:

"Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse. We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances." The timing of it isn't ideal, given that the group should be going full tilt with promotion for their new album Uno!, but there hasn't been any announcement on any forthcoming tour dates being affected, so we're trusting Billie has it under control.


Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown Album Review


Review of Green Day's album 21st century Breakdown.

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Green Day and Billie Joe Armstrong Wednesday 20th May 2009 Green Day lead vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong and his wife Adrienne out and about in SoHo New York City, USA

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Green Day and Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day and Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day and Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day and Billie Joe Armstrong

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