Mike attended an art gallery opening this weekend in Los Angeles, CA. More @ Juxtapoz.com: here.
Billie Joe posted a new message at Green Day + NRDC's Myspace: here.
Will you take a minute to read this message from Robert Redford and then act? President Bush is only going to be in office for another month or so, but he can do a lot of damage between now and January 20th. Join me in taking action now to help save our Redrock wilderness.
Friday, December 12th, 2008
From the Editor's Floor: Green Day Part 2 @ ALT Press.com: here.
Adeline Records is having a huge X-mas sale! Check it: here.
Friday, December 5th, 2008
While Green Day Rose to Fame On the Local Gilman Stage, Their Relations With the Venue Soured @ The Daily Californian: here.
Aaron Burgess of Alternative Press Magazine posted the interview I did with him a few months ago. It didn't make the recent Green Day issue but he posted it on his personal blog: here.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
Green Day speak about new 'powerpop' album @ Yahoo: here.
Tuesday, November 25th 2008
GreenDay.com posted some snapshots of the January issue of AP Featuring Green Day in the studio: here.
AP posted an exclusive interview with Billie Joe to their website: here.
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
COLDPLAY - MARTIN: 'THE BEST BANDS ARE ON HOLIDAY' @ Contact Music: here.
Humble COLDPLAY star CHRIS MARTIN insists his band is the best on the world because U2 and GREEN DAY are on vacation.
The British singer/songwriter admits his group will slip down the list of great bands once U2 and Green Day return with new albums in 2009.
Martin says, "The reason we're the biggest band in the world at the moment is because the others are on holiday. That's how you get your breaks. That's how the understudy gets his opportunity. "While U2 and Green Day are away, we've gotten to make the most of it."
Monday, November 17th 2008
GreenDay.com revealed the new ALT PRESS Magazine will be out December 9th. Read the press release @ GreenDay.com.
Sunday, November 16th, 2008
Green Day on the cover of the next AP Magazine? More: here.
I would describe Bono's singing as 50 percent Guinness, 10 percent cigarettes — and the rest is religion. He's a physical singer, like the leader of a gospel choir, and he gets lost in the melodic moment. He goes to a place outside himself, especially in front of an audience, when he hits those high notes. That's where his real power comes from — the pure, unadulterated Bono. He talks about things he believes in, whether it's world economics or AIDS relief in Africa. But the voice always comes first. That's where his conviction lies.[ Full article by Billie Joe ]
Teaming up with Converse for the new PRODUCT (RED) line, Billie Joe Armstrong will be represented with his very own style Converse. Red, black, white and for a very good cause… 10% of the net wholesale price of these CONVERSE (PRODUCT) RED™ shoes will be paid to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Geneva, Switzerland). Check it here.
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
Obama Thanks Traveling Press for “A Good Long Ride” @ Columbia Journalism Review: here
As a long, intensive, work-filled school year comes to a close—as graduation nears, as vacation approaches—the weather isn’t the only thing that tends to warm. Nostalgia takes over. Hatchets are buried. Green Day’s “Time of Your Life” takes on special meaning. And you find yourself, not knowing what’s possessed you, scrawling “Don’t ever change!” in the yearbook of Ricky, that guy from homeroom who sat in the back and kept to himself and who you might have exchanged three words with over the course of your shared educational experience..
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
Interview with Don Passman, one of America’s foremost entertainment lawyers. His clients include REM, Janet Jackson, Bryan Adams and Green Day @ Crazed Hits: here.
Revolutions In Sound: Warner Bros. Records Launches 50th Anniversary Celebration @ Yahoo Finance: here.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
Message from the band!
Hey there everyone, Green Day Here!
We would like to encourage everybody to get out and vote! No surprise to everybody out there, we strongly support Barack Obama! we are asking everybody out there to vote and make your voice heard! People living in swing states especially, have a chance to make a difference in what could be the most influential and historic election ever!!! This is our chance to choose our own future, and exercise our patriotism! Know your rights, use your voice, use your Vote!!!!
Congratulations to Mike Dirnt and Brittney who gave birth to a new baby on Saturday!!!
Brixton Michael born 10/11/08 8lbs.
New Green Day video from the studio!!!! This one features Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool @ Youtube: here.
Friday, October 10th, 2008
A new video of Green Day... in the studio... YESTERDAY?!?!? Look for yourself: here.
Hey everyone! Green Day has donated an autographed Gibson guitar to be auctioned off to help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity families in need. Here's your chance to become the owner of an awesome guitar and do good for others at the same time...the auction can be found at www.ebay.com/hollywoodforhabitat. 100% of the proceeds raised in this auction go to benefit Habitat for Humanity, so please, bid, and bid often, and help support this worthy cause that is close to the band's heart.
Please participate in the auction and help Habitat for Humanity put more families into homes. Thank you!
Check out the Armstrong family diary they sent exclusively to us when they went ot New Orleans with Habitat for Humanity: here.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
2008 MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS “RICKROLLED” FOR BEST ACT EVER
London, Thursday 2nd October 2008 – MTV Networks International today revealed that over twenty years after his hit single went to No. 1 in 16 countries 80s popstar Rick Astley has been nominated in the category Best Act Ever as his fans take his hit single “Never Gonna Give You Up” literally. The 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool – European Capital of Culture - on Thursday 6th November and are sponsored by edc by Esprit, Sony Ericsson and Dell.
Rick Astley – in his first ever nomination in the history of the MTV Europe Music Awards – will compete against Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Green Day, Tokio Hotel and U2 for Best Act Ever. Voting is now open at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Award’s dedicated website at www.mtvema.com to decide who will walk away with the Award on the night. Spears is also nominated in two other categories – Album of the Year for ‘Blackout’ and Act of 2008.
I just received a note from the band regarding the incident this weekend with Travis Barker and DJ AM.
"Travis, DJ AM, and their families are in our thoughts at this difficult time."
Friday, September 19th, 2008
Kerrang! The Album '08 - a 42 track compilation of the most essential and hardest rocking tracks of 2008 - hits stores on Monday @ Kerrang!: here.
Monday, September 1st, 2008
Vote for Green Day as "Best Act Ever" at the European MTV Awards: here.
Jewel gives details on her engagement and wedding @ ABC News: here.
She says they eloped because they wanted an intimate affair with no paparazzi, and their families would be so happy they wouldn't care how they did it. Her former keyboardist, Jason Freese, who currently plays with Green Day and Foxboro Hot Tubs, had been ordained online and performed the ceremony in the Bahamas.
Richard Cheese performs "American Idiot" @ Youtube: here.
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
Green Day, Blink-182, AFI Producer Jerry Finn Dead At 39 @ MTV: here.
When Glen Campbell sang Green Day @ CNN.com: here.
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
Billie Joe's side band, Pinhead Gunpowder released a new 7" available as MP3's below:
The top 10 Most Downloaded golden oldies @ AXXA News: here.
7. Green Day, "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)," 1,168,000. Though never released as a single, this was the biggest radio hit from the band’s 1997 album Nimrod. It has since become a prom night staple. Top 200 rank: #164
Misheard Lyrics of the Day: Green Day @ AntiMusic: here.
Friday, August 8th, 2008
Recess#114 Pinhead Gunpowder-s/t 7" $3 Available online now: here.
TV.com has a breakdown of the SNL episode Green Day appeared on with Cameron Diaz and Jimmy Fallon in 2005.: here. Jimmy Fallon will be taking over for Conan O'Brien this Spring. A new JimmyFallon.com is in the works: here.
GreenDay Online is having a Foxboro Hot Tubs contest, check it out: here.
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
David Cook recording with Green Day producer @ Entertainment Weekly: here.
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
Billie Joe's side band Pinhead Gunpowder has a new EP coming out soon on Recess Records. Stay tuned for more.. Check out Pinhead Gunpowder's other albums in our online store: here
For those of you who didn't know, Adrienne Armstrong has a new boutique in Oakland, CA. They just updated their website with a bunch of new arrivals. Check it out here!
Thursday, July 24th, 2008
Billie Joe Armstrong attended Surf Legends Support PacSun Pipeline to a Cure on Saturday. Read more: here
Broadway Calls / Teenage Bottlerocket Split 7
This split will officially go on sale on July 15th, and will be limited to a total of 1500 copies split between four different pressings. Get your paws on one or two of 'em early...
New message from the Reverand Billie Joe on the Foxboro Hot Tubs Myspace: here.
My dear Tub Heads,
The first thing I want to say is,
and I quote, "Aaaaarrrrrrooufjdjdidsndbvhdhuydhjhyhfjd!!!!!!!"
We hit the sunset strip and a RIOT it was! All the honeydips and alligators were sunburned and packed into the hall called The Roxy! We shared the trip with Girls With Guns and sugartowns finest Mystic Knights of the Cobra. The crowd took down the stage, the monitor man did a dive and we took LSD in an asortment of tropical flavors!
We hit the hotel with a freakshow of Girls and Cobras. We tried to wake my man Morrisey with soccer chants but we ended up naked in the pool where we were welcomed by the Hollywood Po Po at 4:00 am! STING!!!
Last show was LBC where we practiced some lushotology at the establishment , Pikes pub and fish grill.. Then to the club called Alex's Bar. The day of the dead decor was on fire! Tall boys of Tacate and Pabst blue ribbon unraveled through the house! Damn! I want to thank Alex for lending me his surfboard for the me and One Eye Jack's grand entrance to the stage! It was a perfect ending!
STING STING STING!
And with that said, thanks to all the Tub Heads for coming out for our first tour. Will there be more?
I got you on my mind, england...STING!!!!! The Reverend Strychnine Twitch
Green Day are featured in the new Big Cheese Magazine. The magazine comes with a free, GIANT (it's massive) Green Day poster, plus a feature about Green Day and Foxboro Hot Tubs.
Sunday, May 18th, 2008
Reverend Billie Joe posted a message on the Foxboro Hot Tubs myspace after their first 2 shows. Check it out: here.
Dear Tub Heads,
We just completed our debut at the dreamers bar called the Stork club in our beloved Alemeda county. Then we took our rated pg 13 plus tax circus to sugartown california at a joint called Toots Tavern around the corner from tight wad hill run by the Gomez family. Pabst was flowin and everyone on some serious octane, baby!
Now we jump in the jet to JW's hometown called "Little Rock." But when the Tubbies hit the scene, its gonna be called "A Lotta Rock". That's what I'm talkin 'bout..
We wanna send some love out to my brohams Mommies Friend and those freaky sugar city sex monkeys by the name of Mystic Knights of the Cobra..
And to all of those ready to see the Tubbies... Get all dressed up, come get down, wave your freak flag with the Foxboro Hot Tubs!
Friday, May 16th, 2008
The Foxboro Hot Tubs played their first show last night in Oakland, CA revealing their true identity. They play tonight in Crocket, CA. Don't miss their full length album out Tuesday: here.
Thursday, May 15th, 2008
The Foxboro Hot Tubs will release their album as an LP on VINYL on June 24th. Click below to pre-order:
Happy Birthday to Mr. Mike Dirnt, who turns 36 today! Congratulations!
Monday, April 28th, 2008
Green Day in the new issue of NME Magazine! - "And if that wasn’t enough US gossip, Green Day’s Billie Joe talks Foxboro Hot Tubs, secret live performances and if they can really top American Idiot with their much-anticipated comeback."
It looks like the upcoming Foxboro Hot Tubs album release date has been set in stone for May 20th. You can pre-order it: here.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt participated in the 2nd annual M.U.S.T. golf charity event on Monday in Oakland, CA. Check out the official site for more pictures: here.
Monday, April 21st, 2008
The Foxboro Hot Tubs added a new song "Broadway" to their Myspace: here.
The full length 12 song LP will be released on May 13th according to Amazon: here.
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
Green Day cut secret new album @ Rolling Stone: here.
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
A German magazine called BRAVO did an article on the recent Pinhead Gunpowder shows. You can read the entire article in German: here.
Saturday, April 12th, 2008
You read it here first, side B of the Foxboro Hot Tubs upcoming album is available for purchase as Mp3's now @ foxborohottubsdownload.com. The tracks include: Sally, Alligator, The Pedestrian, 27th Ave Shuffle, Dark Side of Night, Pieces of Truth
You can still pre-order the full album which will be delivered to your door step on May 13th by clicking: here.
As you can see we have a brand new layout for GreenDay.net. I'd like to thank Lewis Cornwell who did the new design. We also have a brand new forum that you can discuss the new Foxboro Hot Tubs album or the new layout by clicking FORUM at the top of the page.
Vote for your favorite Foxboro Hot Tubs song: here.
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
Green Day Exclusive: Yes, They Are Foxboro Hot Tubs, Just In Case There Was Any
Doubt @ MTV: here.
You can't argue with that logic. And if you can't wait for "any day," you
can download the first single from the album, "The Pedestrian," right now on the
band's Web site, FoxboroHotTubsDownload.com. Whenever the vinyl version is released — on
"Jingle Town Records," which astute Green Day fans will recognize as the
suburban setting of most of American Idiot — the Hot Tubs want you to know that
they plan on touring in support of it, and they're looking to line up a couple
of pretty solid openers to fill out the bill.
"All things considered, either the Network or Green Day would make
excellent openers for a FBHT tour," they wrote. "Anyone know how to book a
Mike and Tre are celebrating Record Store Day on April 19th. Check it out : here.
Amazon.com updated their site with 30 second clips of ALL 12 songs on the
upcoming FOXBORO HOT TUBS album. The album will also be available for download
in 2 weeks on April 8th. Click here for more.
You can still pre-order the full album below:
We are starting a MySpace page for GreenDay.net. Add us as your friend: here. If anyone is good with
graphics and interested in working on the GreenDay.net Myspace page e-mail us.
Friday, March 28th, 2008
Adrienne just wrote us:
I just found out about this event where millions of
people around the world are joining together to make a statement about climate
change by turning their lights off for an hour. It's called Earth Hour and I
just signed-up to participate-I thought it might be something you'd want to
sign up for too. Earth Hour is on March 29 from 8 - 9 p.m. local time, and it
looks like it's going to be really big. So far 25 cities around the world are
taking part, including Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco in the U.S.
Tre Cool will be hosting the 2nd annual MuST Golf tournament to support the
Oakland Unified School District on April 21st. In addition to being host Tre
will act as auctioneer in a live auction to support music in schools. You don't
want to miss it! More info: here.
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
The FOXBORO HOT TUBS just posted a brand new song on their Myspace page called
"THE PEDESTRIAN." It's amazing, have a listen: here.
You can pre-order the yet-to-be-released full length LP below:
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
Adeline Records released a new album by BROADWAY CALLS today. You can give a
listen and add them to your friends on MySpace: here.
Sunday, March 16th, 2008
Converse ads are going up all over the world featuring Billie Joe. This one is
in Berlin. Thanks for Delfina for
Monday, March 10th, 2008
Billie Joe's face is among several other guitarists on the cover of the new
300th issue of Guitar World Magazine.
This issue goes on sale tomorrow (March 11th).
THE FOXBORO HOT TUBS 13 song LP
album has a tentative release date of APRIL 29th, 2008 according to Amazon. You can pre-order it below and it will
arrive on the release date:
Haven't heard of the Foxboro Hot Tubs? Read about them @ Wikipedia: here.
Friday, February 29th, 2008
New interview with long time Green Day producer Rob Cavallo @ Crazedhits.com: here. It's
over 30 minutes long, but it's very very interesting.
Converse celebrates its centennial year with some 20th century icons @ Coloribus.com: here.
Pinhead Gunpowder played another AMAZING set at Babe's Warehouse in Long Beach,
CA last night. Look for them in Anaheim, CA tonight at Chain Reaction and
tomorrow night at The Troubadour in Hollywood, CA.
Saturday, February 2nd, 2008
Pinhead Gunpowder played a surprise set last night at "La Conga" in San Pedro,
CA. They blew the doors off of the place! Thanks to Susie for the flyer.
Pinhead Gunpowder is performing Sunday @ Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA and
Monday @ The Troubadour in Hollywood, CA.