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Green Day's 1st New Music Since 2012 Is Grim

'Bang Bang' is written from the perspective of a potential mass shooter

(Newser) - Green Day just released the pop-punk band's first new music (not counting a Christmas single) since 2012, NME reports. According to Rolling Stone , new song "Bang Bang" is a "grim, high-speed dive into the mind of a potential mass shooter." "To get into the brain... More »

Buzz Band: Green Day Starts Coffee Company

Oakland Coffee Works will sell compostable coffee containers

(Newser) - Green Day wants to be able to say welcome to paradise to people beyond my generation. That's why sweet children Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt are waving good riddance to wasteful coffee containers in favor of compostable ones, Modern Farmer reports. “I’ve been drinking coffee all... More »

Green Day Enters Hall of Fame in 1st Possible Year

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces inductees

(Newser) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the artists to be inducted next year at the April 18 ceremony in Cleveland, and Rolling Stone has reactions from most of them:
  • Green Day: "I had to go for a walk when I heard the news," says frontman
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4 Weird Objects Thrown at Singers in Concert

Some of them are a little gross

(Newser) - Really want to get the attention of a performer while attending their concert? These strange objects thrown onstage, rounded up by the Huffington Post , seem to have done the trick. A sampling:
  • A coin: Someone threw a coin at Kanye West during a Dublin concert; it didn't hit him,
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Billie Joe Armstrong: Meltdown Was Turning Point

That's when he knew he had to get help, he tells 'Rolling Stone'

(Newser) - For the first time, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is talking about rehab and substance abuse in the wake of his onstage meltdown last year . He'd struggled with alcohol and prescription drugs for years—"I couldn't predict where I was going to end up at the... More »

Green Day Singer in Rehab After Meltdown

Billie Joe Armstrong checks himself in for substance abuse

(Newser) - Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is checking himself into rehab after a rant mentioning Justin Bieber last week in Vegas. Armstrong ended the band's performance at the iHeart Radio Festival after an obscenity-laced tirade, smashing his guitar, then storming off stage . "I'm not effing Justin Bieber,... More »

Green Day Singer Kicked Off Flight for Baggy Pants

Billie Joe Armstrong refuses Southwest request to pull them up

(Newser) - Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong learned about airline security the hard way: He got booted off his Southwest Airlines flight this week because he refused to hike up his baggy pants, reports San Francisco's ABC 7 . When a flight attendant asked him to comply before takeoff, he responded,... More »

Green Day's Rock Opera Hits the Stage

Multiplatinum American Idiot a coming-of-age story

(Newser) - Green Day’s multiplatinum album American Idiot is taking the stage as a 75-minute rock opera that will “challenge the very definitions of punk, theater, and musical,” writes David Downs in the East Bay Express. A 19-member cast will showcase a “Fight Club-esque story of self-discovery through... More »

Green Day Won't 'Censor' Album; Wal-Mart Won't Sell It

(Newser) - Wal-Mart isn’t selling Green Day’s new album because of explicit lyrics, and the band isn’t happy about it. “They won’t carry our record because they wanted us to censor it,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong tells the AP. 21st Century Breakdown merits a parental-advisory label,... More »

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