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Green Day Star Armstrong Set For Film Role In American Idiot

14th June 2011

Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong is to reprise his role as St. Jimmy in the movie adaptation of hit musical American Idiot.Armstrong, who came up with the concept for the Broadway show which is...

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Green Day Have 'Ton' Of New Songs

31st May 2011

Green Day have "a ton of new songs" for their upcoming album.Lead singer and songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong has explained the punk rocker's ninth studio album will sound "fresh and high-energy".Writing on his twitter page,...

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Armstrong Serves As Producer On Son's Rock Debut

26th May 2011

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is giving his rocker son a big career boost by producing the budding star's debut album with his band Emily's Army.Drummer Joey, 16, formed the group with his pals...

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Green Day Say Farewell To American Idiot Musical

26th April 2011

Green Day played an hour-long farewell concert as the 'American Idiot' musical drew to a close on Broadway last night (25.04.11).The punk band - made up of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool...

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The Things They Say 21321

18th April 2011

"It’s a f**king balancing act, man. You don’t want to always write about politics just for the sake of writing about politics. I don’t want to become Rage Against the MAChine." Green Day star Billie...

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Armstrong: 'I Stole Letterman's Limo'

18th April 2011

Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong has confessed to stealing U.S. TV personality David Letterman's limousine.The punk star admits he was a crazy guy when he first arrived in New York in 2003 and he...

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American Idiot Movie To Be Produced By Tom Hanks

15th April 2011

AMERICAN IDIOT, the 2004 album by American rock band Green Day, has been given the go-ahead to be adapted into a feature-length movie. AMERICAN IDIOT, the Broadway musical, has been hugely successful and Universal studios...

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Green Day's American Idiot Musical To Become Film

13th April 2011

The Green Day-inspired musical 'American Idiot' is to be turned into a feature film.The Broadway stage production - which uses the songs of the band's seminal 2004 album to tell the coming-of-age story of three...

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Green Day Musical To Close

11th March 2011

Green Day's 'American Idiot' musical is to close on April 24.The Broadway show - which is based on the group's concept album of the same name - is coming to an end after ticket sales...

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American Idiot Suffers After Armstrong Exit

8th March 2011

Broadway musical American Idiot is struggling to attract fans since Billie Joe Armstrong wrapped up his guest stint onstage - ticket sales have plummeted following the rocker's exit last month (Feb11).The rocker helped to compose...

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Justin Guarini To Make American Idiot Debut Tonight

1st March 2011

Justin Guarini has joined the cast of the Broadway musical 'American Idiot' and will make his first appearance tonight (1st March 2011).Justin Guarini, the American actor and musician who finished runner-up on season one of...

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Melissa Etheridge Out Of Comfort Zone In American Idiot

1st February 2011

MELISSA ETHERIDGE admits that she is 'out of her comfort zone' as a cast member in 'American Idiot' the Broadway musical.MELISSA ETHERIDGE, the GRAMMY AWARD and OSCAR winning singer-songwriter, is set to take over from...

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Etheridge Stepping Into American Idiot

18th January 2011

MELISSA ETHERIDGE is set to step in for GREEN DAY's BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG while he takes a break from performing in his Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT next month (Feb11).Armstrong - who composed and co-authored the...

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Green Day Singer To Work On New Musical?

11th January 2011

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong wants to write a new musical. The singer and guitarist with the 'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams' group worked with his bandmates - Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool - extensively on...

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Armstrong Wants To Write Another Musical

11th January 2011

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG feels inspired to write his own musical after enjoying the success of the band's AMERICAN IDIOT show on Broadway.The singer is currently performing as a regular cast member in...

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Armstrong Joins Idiot For 50 More Shows

30th November 2010

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is returning to the Broadway stage - he will take part in 50 upcoming performances of his punk rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT.Armstrong will reprise the role of St. Jimmy...

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Armstrong Makes Critics Sing With American Idiot Debut

30th September 2010

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG won over theatre critics with his debut in the band's AMERICAN IDIOT musical, after rocking out Broadway on Tuesday night (28Sep10).The singer has signed on to play St. Jimmy...

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Green Day Star To Join American Idiot Cast For One Week Only

27th September 2010

GREEN DAY star BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is to make his Broadway debut as one of the lead characters in the musical he helped to create.The punk icon will portray St. Jimmy onstage in American Idiot...

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Armstrong To Discuss American Idiot Musical In Aftershow Talks

14th September 2010

GREEN DAY rocker BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is inviting New York theatregoers to join him in aftershow discussions this week (begs13Sep10) about his band's hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT.The singer is teaming up with show director Michael...

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The Things They Say 17847

2nd September 2010

"I’m running for Governor of California!" GREEN DAY star BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG jokes about joining the upcoming political race and taking on JERRY BROWN and MEG WHITMAN for his home state's top office during the...

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Emmys Fascinating Fact:

30th August 2010

JIMMY FALLON paid bizarre tributes to SIR ELTON JOHN, GREENDAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG and R&B group BOYZ II MEN during his hosting duties at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards. The comedian dressed up as...

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Armstrong: 'I Suck At Green Day Rock Band'

3rd June 2010

GREEN DAY star BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG hopes fans and friends never challenge him to rock out on the group's new Rock Band videogame - because he's terrible at faking it.The punk star has had a...

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The Things They Say 16686

28th May 2010

"Courtney is an audiophile; she's a big fan of music. I'll text her with things that I've heard that I think she'll like. Whatever is in her past is in her past but I've always...

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Armstrong Proud Of Son's Punk Band

27th May 2010

BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is bonding with his teenage son over their shared love of music after the youngster signed up to play in a punk rock group.The Green Day rocker's son Joey now plays drums...

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Green Day's 'Moving' Musical

20th April 2010

Green Day promise their 'American Idiot' musical will "move" its audience.The US rock group said although the stage is not the usual medium they would use to convey their story, they feel their new production...

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The Things They Say 16107

13th April 2010

"We were trying to be the Cheech & Chong of punk rock for a while." BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG on GREEN DAY's drug-related early days, which inspired the band's name.

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Green Day Go Back To Basics

31st March 2010

Green Day have gone "back to basics" on their new album.The 'American Idiot' hitmakers are working on songs to the follow up of their 2009 LP '21st Century Breakdown' and decided to experiment in the...

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Billie Joe Armstrong's Dutch Courage

26th March 2010

Billie Joe Armstrong had to get drunk before he could sing 'Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)' live.The Green Day rocker admits there are always songs an artist wants to "keep to themselves" but the...

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25th March 2010

"When I hit 35, I was like, 'I'm 15 years from 50.' I was a terrible math student, but when it comes to age, I'll count the days." GREEN DAY star BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, now...

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