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Armstrong Slams 'Precious' Bands

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG has blasted musicians who keep quiet about their political beliefs to protect their record sales. The 32-year-old singer, whose latest Green Day album AMERICAN IDIOT criticises US President...

Stone Hits Top Spot While Prydz Stays Put

Teen soul sensation JOSS STONE's second album MIND, BODY AND SOUL has gone straight to the top of the British charts. The 17-year-old singer's follow-up to her 2003 covers disc THE SOUL SESSIONS knocked...

Green Day's Marriage Troubles

Punk band GREEN DAY's new record AMERICAN IDIOT cost two members their marriages. TRE COOL and MIKE DIRNT got divorced while the group were completing their new "rock opera" record in Los Angeles....

Green Day Punk Up The Us Album Chart

Punk rockers GREEN DAY have scored their first number one album in America with their first CD in four years. The recording of rock opera album AMERICAN IDIOT almost split the trio but the...

Prydz Tops UK Singles Chart For Second Week

Swedish DJ ERIC PRYDZ secured a second week at the top of the UK singles chart yesterday (26SEP04) with his track CALL ON ME. The dance tune, a cover of former TRAFFIC frontman STEVE...

Green Day To Hit Big Screen

California rockers GREEN DAY plan to turn their new album into a film - with cameo appearances from pals GOOD CHARLOTTE and RANCID. The DOOKIE group want AMERICAN IDIOT to translate into a...

Green Day Stars Discover Cheech Drink

The members of GREEN DAY have become huge fans of a tequila cocktail named after comedian CHEECH MARIN - thanks to rocker ALICE COOPER's attempts at cheating during a golf game. Drummer TRE COOL...

Green Day Rockers Recall Mammoth Hotel Room-trashing

Rock trio GREEN DAY gave up on trashing hotels rooms, after indulging in a destructive extravaganza in Belgium. BASKET CASE rockers BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, TRE COOL and MIKE DIRNT had a reputation for destroying...

Little Known Dj Tops UK Chart

Swedish DJ ERIC PRYDZ beat off competition from a stream of established artists to land the number one spot in the British singles chart yesterday (19SEP04). His dance hit CALL ON ME - which...

Green Day Were 'Exhausted And Panic-stricken'

GREEN DAY punk rockers BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG and MIKE DIRNT were devastated when they cancelled their European tour in 1996 - but severe exhaustion and panic attacks left them with no alternatives. Armstrong describes...

Green Day: We Did Not Sell Out

Punk rock band GREEN DAY have blasted accusations they sold-out when they signed with major label REPRISE RECORDS in 1993. The BASKET CASE stars discovered their popularity was overwhelming the capabilities of small independent...

Westlife Top First Ever Download Chart

Irish boyband WESTLIFE are the first ever act to top the official download chart in the UK - after fans snapped up a re-issued version of their classic single FLYING WITHOUT WINGS. The MANDY...

The Darkness To Take Stage Left

Rockers THE DARKNESS are desperately in need of a break from touring, according to their support band. THE WILDHEARTS frontman GINGER, whose career was rejuvenated after his band was asked to support the GROWING...

Darkness And Metallica Win Kerrang! Awards

British glam rockers THE DARKNESS and veteran group METALLICA were the toast of the KERRANG! AWARDS in London last night (26AUG04). The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE foursome picked up Best British...

Green Day's George Bush Opera

Punk rockers GREEN DAY have lashed out at American President GEORGE W BUSH in their controversial new album, AMERICAN IDIOT. The outspoken BASKET CASE stars are furious at Bush for ordering the war in...

Green Day Star Slims Down

GREEN DAY rocker BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is on a health kick because he's sick of being a "fat ELVIS." The punk pop superstar admits he has cut down on his boozing and taken to...

Greenday's Festival Ambitions

Rock band GREENDAY's MIKE DIRNT believes performing live should be an experience that reaches people - in the way Irish legends U2 are able to touch their audience. The DOOKIE bass player wants...

Green Day Lash Out At Greedy Bush

Punk rockers GREEN DAY have blasted American President GEORGE W BUSH for misleading US citizens by making them believe he's acting in their interests, when in fact he took the top job "to make himself...

Green Day Debut New Track On Video Game Soundtrack

Punk pop stars GREEN DAY are to debut their latest single in a new video game. The trio have recorded AMERICAN IDIOT for the soundtrack of new football computer game MADDEN 2005, which hits...

I Fought The Law Is April's Big Tune

Rock 'n' roll songwriter SONNY CURTIS is cashing in on his I FOUGHT THE LAW tune - it's fast becoming one of the biggest hits of the spring (04). The rebellious classic, which was...

Nirvana Crowned Greatest Rock Band Of The Modern Era

Grunge legends NIRVANA have been named as the Greatest Rock Band in the Modern Era by satellite station MTV2. The SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT group - fronted by tragic rocker KURT COBAIN, who committed...

Green Day To Release First Album In Four Years

American rockers GREEN DAY have thrilled fans by announcing they plan to release their first new material for four years in 2004. The BASKET CASE group have already started work on the as-yet-untitled record...

Green Day's Secret Release

American punks GREEN DAY have created a new band - so they can release an album of material their record label WARNERS rejected. Although the BASKET CASE band have denied any connection to new...

Rockers Plan Bands Against Bush Events

Rock bands SONIC YOUTH, THE DONNAS and THE LIARS are among a host of musicians to join the BANDS AGAINST BUSH (BAB) collective who hope to thwart the American President's success at the 2004 elections....

Donna C Dating Tre Cool?

There's a new hot couple in punk, if scenes on the red carpet at last night's (28AUG03) MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS are to be believed. GREEN DAY's TRE COOL and THE DONNAS' drummer DONNA...

Groups Pull Tracks From Itunes

LINKIN PARK, GREEN DAY and KID ROCK have pulled their tracks from a new legal download website because they fear it's killing album sales. The groups' songs have been available for download on APPLE's...

Weezer Help Ailing Violinist

Rockers WEEZER are to release a live track as a limited edition single to help a pal recovering from a hit-and-run accident. Violinist PETRA HADEN was injured in a hit-and-run accident in 2000....

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