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2014

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Green Day, NIN, Smiths Nominated for Hall of Fame

October 9, 2014

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 are in, and the list includes Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A, the Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting. The rest of this year's hopefuls are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic,...

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Ringo Starr Taps Friends for Drum Video

July 8, 2014

Ringo Starr hops behind the kit in a new star-studded commercial for John Varvatos' fall/winter line and the Beatles drummer's Peace and Love Fund. In the clip, Starr recalls the origins of his love affair with the drums, tapping a handful of friends,...

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Ariana Grande's 'Problem' Sung 20 Ways

July 1, 2014

The man of a million voices, Ten Second Songs' Anthony Vincent, is back with another multi-faceted cover, this time performing Ariana Grande's smash hit, "Problem" in styles ranging from the R&B pop of Destiny's Child to Green Day's breakneck rock...

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Billie Joe Armstrong Joins Replacements

April 19, 2014

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong provided musical reinforcement for the Replacements during the band's second Coachella weekend set on Friday night. As Billboard reports, frontman Paul Westerberg was plagued by back trouble and spent much of the set laying...

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Green Day to Issue 18 Rarities for Record Store Day

February 24, 2014

Longtime Record Store Day supporters Green Day have planned a special release for this year's installment of the music-retail event. The punk group is planning on putting out 18 demos, including the previously unreleased track "State of Shock," as part...

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Green Day Get Muddy at Woodstock '94

April 3, 2014

Green Day's mud-caked set at Woodstock '94 was a crucial moment in the group's long history, but to Billie Joe Armstrong's mother Ollie - who witnessed her son pulling his pants down, throwing mud at fans and chanting obscenities on live television -...

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'Dookie' at 20: Billie Joe Armstrong Looks Back

February 3, 2014

"Back then, I just wanted to write songs I could be proud of and be able to play in five years," Green Day singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong says, recalling his state of mind exactly 20 years ago – on February 1st, 1994, the day his band's third...

2013

Album Review

Foreverly

November 25, 2013

Just when you thought Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong couldn't commit a worse punk heresy than doing a Broadway musical, boo-yah! Here's a set of folk duets with the velvet-voiced Norah Jones. The year's second fine left-field, all-Everly Brothers LP...

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Inside Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones' Dark Dream

November 12, 2013

In 1958, the Everly Brothers interrupted a two-year run of hit singles, including "Bye-Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie," to record a homage to their Tennessee roots, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us – a dozen folk tunes and vintage country laments...

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Green Day Offer Peek Behind '¡Cuatro!' Doc

September 20, 2013

Just days before the September 24th release of Green Day’s documentary ¡Cuatro!, the band shares a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at their collaborative process. This exclusive video finds Billie Joe Armstrong piecing together the...

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Nine Inch Nails Close Reading Festival 2013 With Terse Set

August 26, 2013

Tucked between the River Thames and Reading city center, the unassuming plot of grassland known as Little John's Farm wouldn't warrant a second look on most days. But on one glorious weekend each year hundreds of bands and nearly 90,000 fans descend on...

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Green Day Pay Tribute to Joe Strummer

August 22, 2013

Green Day wished a happy birthday to Joe Strummer last night, midway through their set at O2 Academy Brixton in London. The Clash frontman, who died in 2002, would have turned 61 yesterday. The birthday wishes came during a show that included a full...

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50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

July 31, 2013

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, Rolling Stone asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes – to vote on their favorite live performers right now. To be...

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Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones Honor the Everly Brothers

November 14, 2013

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and jazz-pop siren Norah Jones aren't the most logical collaborators on paper, but they've found a common ground in their mutual love for the Everly Brothers. With their collaborative country-folk LP, Foreverly,...

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Billie Joe Armstrong, Norah Jones Team for Everly Brothers Covers

October 23, 2013

In one of the less likely collaborations in recent music history, Norah Jones and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong have teamed up to record Foreverly, a track-for-track tribute to the Everly Brothers' 1958 album, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. The...

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Green Day Revamps '21 Guns' in Documentary

October 1, 2013

Green Day have picked up loads of praise along their career, but the rockers don't stay content for long. So a few years ago, when the band was approached by director Michael Mayer to adapt their album American Idiot into a musical, the band eagerly took...

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Green Day's 'American Idiot' Documentary Due in October

August 23, 2013

Broadway Idiot, the full-length documentary tracing the development of Green Day's 2004 album American Idiot into a Broadway musical, is set for release this fall. The film will be released in theaters and available on video on demand, Variety reports.  The...

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Green Day Cleared in Concert Artwork Lawsuit

August 7, 2013

Green Day have been cleared in a lawsuit over their use of an artist's image in a concert backdrop. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled in favor of the rockers today in a "close and difficult case," saying they didn't violate illustrator...

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