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Armstrong Wanted Green Day To Be Like Tupac

7th April 2005

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG turned to an unusual source of inspiration when mapping out his band's plan for world domination - rapper TUPAC SHAKUR. The AMERICAN IDIOT singer admired tragic Shakur -...

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Armstrong Changed Attitude To Save Green Day

6th April 2005

GREEN DAY were forced to dramatically change the way they functioned when BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG's controlling nature threatened to tear the band apart. Tensions within the AMERICAN IDIOT band reached crisis point because bandmembers...

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Green Day Banned From The Marriott

6th April 2005

A New York City hotel has banned a giant GREEN DAY poster from the outside of its building - because of the violent, political message it conveys. The INDEPENDENT FILM CHANNEL (IFC) had booked...

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Armstrong: Drink And Drugs Put Marriage In The Balance

1st April 2005

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG's strong marriage was nearly destroyed by the chaotic recording of the band's hit 2004 album AMERICAN IDIOT. The BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS singer admits his rock lifestyle is...

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Green Day Singer Wants To Choke Bush

23rd February 2005

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG would throttle US President GEORGE W BUSH if the two were left alone together - and he'd enjoy doing it. The BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS singer fiercely criticises...

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Green Day Thank Thieves For American Idiot Success

14th February 2005

Rockers GREEN DAY owe the success of their GRAMMY-winning album AMERICAN IDIOT to thieves who stole the masters they were working on as their new project. Frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG admits the theft made...

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Green Day's Successful Political Mission

20th January 2005

GREEN DAY rocker BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG credits his band's outspoken political stance with encouraging an increased number of young Americans to vote in November's (04) presidential election. The group's GEORGE W BUSH-baiting latest album...

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Green Day Rocker's Unusual Grammy Celebration

7th January 2005

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG was so elated when his band scooped six GRAMMY nominations last month (DEC04), he stepped out in public wearing colourful underwear over his trousers. The trio picked up...

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Armstrong's Anger With Young American Voters

25th November 2004

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG was livid with America's 18 to 29-year-old population when GEORGE W BUSH was re-elected US President - because there was such a small voting turnout in that age group....

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Armstrong: 'American Idiot Was The Right Thing To Do'

23rd November 2004

GREEN DAY singer BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is proud his band had the courage to release their controversial album AMERICAN IDIOT, because it re-awakened their creativity. Armstrong was aware the recent record, which fiercely criticises...

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Armstrong Slams 'Boring' Rockers

22nd November 2004

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG has blasted contemporary rock bands for being "f**king boring" by not challenging themselves. Green Day released their politically controversial AMERICAN IDIOT album earlier this year (04), on which...

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Armstrong Slams 'Precious' Bands

6th October 2004

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...

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Green Day Rockers Recall Mammoth Hotel Room-trashing

22nd September 2004

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...

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Green Day Were 'Exhausted And Panic-stricken'

15th September 2004

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...

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Green Day's George Bush Opera

25th August 2004

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...

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Green Day Star Slims Down

20th August 2004

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...

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Greenday's Festival Ambitions

18th August 2004

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...

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Green Day Lash Out At Greedy Bush

8th July 2004

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...

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Green Day To Release First Album In Four Years

7th January 2004

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...

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