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Avicii Announces Album Guests

22nd July 2014

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...

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Avicii Recruits Big Names For New Album Collaborations

22nd July 2014

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...

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Mike Dirnt Producing Independent Film

10th July 2014

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...

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

14th June 2014

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...

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Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Replacements At Coachella

19th April 2014

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...

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The Things They Say: 4138566

3rd April 2014

"The guy just wrote beautiful songs. When someone goes that honestly straight to the core of who they are, what they're feeling, and was able to kind of put it out there... it's amazing. I...

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Tributes Pour In For Late Music Legend Phil Everly

4th January 2014

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,...

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

23rd October 2013

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...

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Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong To Star In Movie With Leighton Meester

19th September 2013

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...

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Cbgb Movie To Open Cbgb Film Festival

19th September 2013

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...

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Eminem Headlines Second Day At Reading Festival

25th August 2013

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...

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Green Day Play Dookie In Full At Reading Festival

24th August 2013

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...

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

By Michael West | 16th July 2013

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...

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Psy Inspired By Freddie Mercury

10th June 2013

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...

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Psy Thanks Billie Joe For Herpes Comment

9th May 2013

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...

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

8th May 2013

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...

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Green Day Resume Tour With Triumphant Arena Return

29th March 2013

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...

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Green Day Make Live Return

18th March 2013

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...

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Green Day Watching Out For Idiots On Tour

16th March 2013

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...

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Billie Joe Armstrong To Tackle Shakespeare Musical

14th March 2013

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...

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

13th March 2013

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...

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Green Day Feared For Bille Joe's Life

13th March 2013

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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Green Day To Headline Reading And Leeds Festival

12th March 2013

Green Day will headline the UK's Reading and Leeds Festivals 2013.The 'American Idiot' rockers will be taking to the stage on Friday 23rd August in Reading and in Leeds on Saturday 24th August for their...

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Green Day Bounce Back With Fun-packed California Warm-up Show

11th March 2013

Green Day returned to the stage on Sunday night (10Mar13) for the first time since frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's meltdown at a festival in Las Vegas last year (Sep12).The rocker spent months in rehab battling...

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The Things They Say: 3542775

7th March 2013

"I've never been diagnosed. All I know is I can't sleep very well at night. It takes me a while to get to sleep." Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong is convinced he has insomnia...

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The Things They Say: 3539354

5th March 2013

"I had a nurse that came in and made sure I wasn't having seizures and stuff like that." Billie Joe Armstrong on his at-home rehab.

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The Things They Say: 3538986

5th March 2013

"I was on heavy medication. I was sober, but I wasn't clear. Seeing how it went down with her - something drew me to write that song." Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong on writing...

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Billie Joe Armstrong: 'I Was Often Loaded Onstage'

4th March 2013

Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong has revealed he often performed drunk before seeking help for his alcoholism last year (12).The rocker mixed pills for insomnia and anxiety with shots and beer and suffered a...

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Billie Joe Armstrong Credits Wife For Sticking By Him During Drunken Days

4th March 2013

Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong has paid tribute to his wife Adrienne for sticking by him at the height of his alcohol abuse issues last year (12).In a candid new Rolling Stone interview, the...

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The Things They Say: 3538330

4th March 2013

"I can't go there. That's my last drink, which is good. It's documented. Anytime I feel like drinking, I can think about it." Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong can't bear the thought of watching...

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