Happy New Year's Eve, everybody. Remember, the
police are here to protect, and to help.. but if you're not
21, STAY THE HELL INSIDE! MTV2 USA has started to air the
Warning video, and a friend of the sites will be taping it
the next time it's on.
Also, Green Day's in second place, but they're
behind Oasis by 20,000 votes... SO, please CLICK
HERE and vote WARNING for BBC Radio 1's Best Album Of
2000, because I think we can all agree on who should win.
Hint: Not Oasis
This hasn't been confirmed by anyone yet, but
since about 300 of you have e-mailed me telling me so, I'll
assume it's correct. The Kansas City show will NOT be held
at Memorial Hall. It will be at Hale Arena.
A few more of Green Day's tour dates have changed
location. The 01/25/01 Madison, WI show has moved to the Alliant
Energy Center. For a complete list of accurate locations check
Also, Oasis is kicking Green Day's ass in the
BBC Radio 1 "Best Album Of 2000" votingpoll. Please click
here and show 'em who's better.
Billboard.com reported that Warning has sold
over 500,000 copies. Also, we may soon have a brand spanking
new Mike Dirnt section. MDA is in the process of considering
to make MDA an official GreenDay.Net affiliate site, which
would be great, because it rules. Check out the MDA today
Merry Christmas Eve, punksters. Well, I can
for once say TV's gonna be good this Christmas Break. Here's
a run down of Green Day on TV for the next week:
Today on MTV2 - Live Concert @ 10:00 P.M. ET
Tommorow (12/25) on MTV - MTV Uncensored @ 1:00 P.M. ET
Tuesday (12/26) on MTV - MTV Uncensored @ 1:00 P.M. ET
Wednesday (12/27) on Comedy Central - SNL @ 1:00 P.M. ET
Wednesday (12/27) on MTV - MTV Uncensored @ 10:30 P.M. ET
Thursday (12/28) on VH1 - Before They Were Rockstars @ 8:30
Thursday (12/28) on MTV - MTV Uncensored @ 4:30 P.M. ET and
11:30 P.M. ET
Friday (12/29) on Much Music USA - Much Gets Warped @ 12:00
Friday (12/29) on USA - Farmclub.com @ 11:00 P.M. ET
Saturday (12/30) on Much Music USA - Much Gets Warped @ 1:00
Saturday (12/30) on MTV - MTV Uncensored at 10:00 A.M. and
4:00 P.M. ET
Sunday (12/31) on USA - Farmclub.com at 12:00 A.M. ET
Monday (12/31) on MTV - MTV Uncensored @ 8:30 A.M. and 2:30
Green Day's Billie Joe Remembers Humble Christmas
Armstrong told LAUNCH that gifts were hard to come by. "Christmas
. . .I kind of stopped getting presents after my father died
and stuff, because that's like our main source of income.
And my mom was a waitress, so, we just learned to accept --
the rest of my family -- we just learned to accept it," he
recalled. "We didn't get extravagant gifts or anything like
that, but we never really cared. It was always sort of . .
.We just had fun. My family knows how to party, so it was
no big deal, you know?"
NME.com reviewed Green Day at the San Francisco
Not So Silent X-mas: here.
Download the "Warning" video from the ENHANCED cd, here: here.
Thanks to GDOPIV for that.
In Noise Magazine, published by Kerrang, there's
a top 50 punk albums of all time chart. Dookie is No. 2 and
Nimrod is No. 35. It also has a big poster of Billie Joe.
Thanks to Will for sending that in.
Green Day will be on Farmclub on December 29th
and 30th. We aren't able to determineyet if they'll be rerunning
the old recording or what, but stay tuned for more information.
Green Day is on the cover of this months Illinois
Entertainer. Thanks to Dave for the link: here.
Green Day Bring Down Curtain At KROQ Show: here.
Jason White, of Pinhead Gunpowder and recently
2nd guitar with Green Day wrote into
www.theinfluents.com, his other band's website with tour
dates. If you are in Northern California check them out! They
will be in Oakland tommorrow night.
There's a new launch.com interview available
in text. Click here
to check it out.
The "Warning" Enhanced CD is released today.
Check local music stories including Sam Goody which in my
area all seem to have it. If you strike out, cdnow.com has
it as well.
The CD includes a 20 minute EPK, the "Minority" video, and
the "Billie Joe for President" clips. And if that weren't
enough, there is also a 64 page booklet filled with new, never-before-released
photos documenting the recording of the album. The booklet
also features things like reproductions of handwritten lyrics.
The album will be available on the 19th of December for $24.98
and will be available in stores everywhere.
The package comes in green plastic wrapping, with the warning
logo on the cover. Here is a bad scan of mine:
here. As well as the enhanced cd, it also includes the
64 page booklet, seen: here.
"Green Day is perfectly obnoxious" in LA: here.
Green Day rocked a packed house last night at
the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California.
They played all of their big hits, as well as new songs including
"Castaway", "Warning", "Minority", and "Macy's Day Parade".
The band's page in the KROQ booklet that was handed out, reads
Favorite album this year: Check Please - The Influents
Band to watch for: Bouncing Souls
Favorite song this year: "Thanks for Nothing" by Dillinger
All I Want for Christmas is: Sox
I would like to kiss ___ under the mistletoe: ass
I would most like to tour with: Santa Claus
Favorite movie of this year: Me, Myself, & Irene.
Favorite stocking stuffer: Jeff Striker Penis Pump
Favorite food to eat while on tour: Whisky
Person (besides Jim Carrey) who most resembles The Grinch:
Jason White also played 2nd guitar with Green Day tonight,
and his band- "The Influents" are going to be touring soon.
Check out www.theinfluents.com and Adeline Records website
for more details
Green Day rocked the "Deck the Hall's Ball"
on Thursday in Washington and 1077theend.com posted these
awesome pictures: here.
Tomorrow night (Sunday) they are hitting the Los Angeles area
to play KROQ's Almost Accoustic X-mas. They are scheduled
to go on last, and the entire show will be broadcast on kroq.com.
I'll see you guys there- I'll be at the bar because I turned
21 today. w00h00!
Catch Green Day tonight at 10:30pm from "107.7's
The End's Deck The Hall Ball" @ www.1077theend.com
Green Day will be touring Japan in March, according to their
Web site (www.greenday.com). The band is currently doing radio
station holiday festivals, and will embark on a full-blown
U.S. tour behind their Warning LP in Dallas on Jan. 11 with
the Get Up Kids opening (allstar, Nov. 27). No word on an
opening act for the Japanese tour. Dates are: March 12, Tokyo,
Yokohama Arena; March 14, Osaka, Osaka Castle Hall; March
16-17, Sendai, Zepp; March 18, Tokyo, Makuhari Messe; March
21, Nagoya, Aichi-Taikukan; March 22-23, Fukuoka, Zepp; March
25, Tokyo, Zepp. (Pat Berkery)
"HFS-Mas Nutcracker" in Virginia last night and here is the
setlist:Nice Guys Finish Last, Castaway, Welcome to Paradise,
Longview, Hitchina Ride, Brain Stew/Jaded, 2000 Light Years
Away, Knowledge, Basketcase,She, King for a Day, Warning,
Minority. Thanks to Peter for that.
Dave sent in these 13 pictures from Dublin from their last
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Australian radio station "MMM" is running a
competition offering a trip to the U.S. on January 26th to
be a "Green Day News Reporter" for a week. Thanks to Dagwell
for writing in.
A local station in London, ON is broadcasting a live Green
Day concert from Toronto. It's on FM96 on Sunday, December
17, at 7:00 pm. Thanks to Ryan for letting us know.
In Toronto December 17th, at 10pm, 102.1 FM the edge is going
to air 1 hour of the live concert from at The Warehouse. Thanks
to Ellie for sending that in.
There are apparently 2 versions of the new "Warning"
single that have been released in Europe:
Version 1 tracks: "Warning", "Scumbag", and "I Don't Want
to Know if you are Lonely" (Husker Du cover)
Version 2 tracks: "Warning", "Outsider" (Ramones cover), and
Listen to samples of "Scumbag", "Outsider", and "I Don't Want
To Know if you are Lonely" here:
30 second Real Audio clip
"I Don't Want to
Know if you are Lonely"- 30 second wav
Thanks to Tristan and The
Armatage Shanks Page for the news.
Green Day adds new Japan Tour Dates. Look for
March 12- Yokohama, Arena
March 13- Oaska, Zepp
March 14- Osaka, Osaka Castle Hall
March 16- Sendi, Zepp
March 17- Sendi, Zepp
March 18- Tokyo, Makuhari Messe
March 19- Tokyo, Blitz
March 21- Nagoya, Aichi-Tuikukan
March 22- Fukuoka, Zepp
March 23- Fukuoka, Zepp
Ross sent in these cool pictures from the Green
Day tour book, that is apparently on sale at the recent concerts.:
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The Warning single has already been released in Italy and
Gaspe was nice enough to send us in a scan of the cover:
Don't miss Green Day performing live on Howard Stern's CBS
show tonight, opposite Saturday Night Live.
Happy Birthday goes out to Tre Cool today, best wishes from
Win autographed Green Day stuff! Check out these
cool new contests:
Hot off the press 2 Brand new articles on your
"Green Day Fight Back" @ Chart Attack: Here.
"Dreaming of a Green Day X-mas" @ Rolling Stone: Here.
Green Day Goes Gold: The album is now, after 9 weeks, on 77th
place on the Billboard charts and there is that circle which
marks "Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certification
for sales of 500,000 album units (Gold)."
Thanks to Marko for the news.
This Saturday on CBS you are not going to want
to miss The Howard Stern Show. They are going to air the Green
Day live performance that the band did on October 3rd live
in the studio. Get your VCR's ready! Thanks to Howard for
the heads up.
New Article with Billie Joe at Guitar Player:
Word on the street has it the new Warning single
contains 2 brand spankin' new b-side songs:
- a Ramones cover. Click on it to hear a 30 second Real Audio
- a brand new song. Click on it to hear a 30 second wav clip.
Thanks to BBC1 Radio, greenday.org and Green
Day Online for the first one, and Tristan for the second
Green Day played live in Italy last night. You can download
an mp3 of them playing Macy's Day Parade:
Thanks to greendayvideos.com for that and tons of other amazing
live videos and songs.
MTV will start airing "New Year's Eve" Uncensored
starting next Saturday (12/9/00) a 60 minute show featuring
A compilation of highlights from MTV's New Year's Eve celebrations
includes classic concert clips of Nirvana, Limp Bizkit (performing
Prince's 1999) and the Beastie Boys. Also: backstage clips
of Green Day and 98 Degrees. Host: John Norris.
Thanks to Adam for that.
To view the list of all the air dates as well as any show
which will feature Green Day in the near future, click:
Green Day's enhanced CD now scheduled to be released December
19th is tentatively titled "Take 2."
BBC1 Radio: GREEN DAY play the Radio 1 Live Lounge during
Jo Whiley's show (12-2pm) on Friday Dec 8th.
Thanks to Lee for that bit of news.
Win Tickets to see Green Day at musictoday.com.
The "Warning"- Enhanced CD's release date has been pushed
back from December 12th to December 19th.
The new single Warning is being played all across the country.
To request it in the Southern California area call KROQ toll
free: 1-800-520-1067. If your in the Nothern California area
call (800) 696-1053. Check out this cool picture of the radio
GREEN DAY ...LIVE!
A few weeks ago, Green Day played an Edge 102 exclusive gig
at The Warehouse in Toronto
Hear it live!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13th AT 10PM. www.edge102.com
CRITICS SOUND A 'WARNING'
- from MSO
"Their new album, WARNING, takes in a wider range of sounds
and styles than any of their previous discs...Various songs
contain echoes of the Beatles, Kinks, Stones, Who and other
timeless rock icons. But every single number is imbued with
the glinting melodic sensibilities and deadpan wit that have
always been (Billie Joe) Armstrong's stock-in-trade. And at
the end of the day, it's Armstrong's unmistakable songwriting
style that defines Green Day..."--Alan DiPerna, Guitar World
<< click here to
view more quotes >>
Win an autographed Green Day guitar at samgoody.com
Green Day is playing down here in Los Angeles at the KROQ
Almost Accoustic X-mas the day after my 21st birthday, December
17th (Sunday). Do I even have to say, WooHoo?
Hugo was nice enough to send in 2 pictures from the show in
Lisbon on Monday. Click to view:
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Green Day hits the UK 2001 FHM January Issue. Click on the
images for larger versions. Thanks to Bill Coultas for all
of the scans.
New article at Launch.com. Click:
Mike Dirnt tells LAUNCH that, after more than a decade and
six albums, the group is "fortunate to still be a band and
still be playing music." He adds, "I kinda look at it like
we are a band, we've banded together, and we look at it right
now as for life. I mean, who knows how long we'll be playing
together? But it's been 12 years already, and most my friendships
don't last that long. That's more than you can ask for."
New MTV article, which confirms a January release for the
new Warning Video. Click:
Green Day's publicist tells Allstar news there
will be more tour dates to come. Click:
Green Day stops in Milan on December 3rd and Danny was nice
enough to scan his ticket: here.
Green Day hits Madrid tonight.
Look for Green Day to announce they are joining the KROQ Almost
Accoustic X-mas Show in Los Angeles, this Thursday morning
on 106.7fm- KROQ. The show will most likely take place mid
december. More details on Thursday
US Tour Dates are finalized.
11-Jan Thu Dallas, Texas Bronco Bowl 12-Jan Fri Houston, Texas
13-Jan Sat Austin, Texas Austin Music Hall
14-Jan Sun New Orleans, Louisiana UNO
15-Jan Mon Pensacola, Florida Bayfront Auditorium
17-Jan Wed Charlotte, North Carolina Hornets Training Facility
18-Jan Thu Knoxville, Tennessee Civic Auditorium
19-Jan Fri Athens, Georgia Classic Center
20-Jan Sat Myrtle Beach, South Carolina House of Blues
22-Jan Mon Grand Rapids, Michigan Deltaplex
23-Jan Tue Dayton, Ohio Hara Arena
24-Jan Wed Milwaukee, Wisconsin Eagles Ballroom
25-Jan Thu Madison, Wisconsin Exposition Hall
26-Jan Fri Kansas City, MO Memorial
27-Jan Sat Tulsa, Oklahoma Brady
The Get Up Kids will be opening for them on all of these dates.
HotTopic.com is having a Green Day contest where
you can win tons of cool stuff. Click:
MTV in the UK apparently aired the new video for Warning,
and Ross was nice enough to send in 5 screen shots.
Ross also tells us this about the video:
The video shows a day in the life of "John", a guy who likes
to break the rules. He washes his eyes with shampoo, runs
with scissors, swims after eating, leaves the gas on, takes
candy from strangers, operates machinery after drinking cough
syrup, looks at the sun, etc.
The new single WARNING is set to be released December 11th.
More news about the Green Day enhanced CD straight
from the Green Day Street Team:
The CD includes a 20 minute EPK, the "Minority" video, and
the "Billie Joe for President" clips. And if that weren't
enough, there is also a 64 page booklet filled with new, never-before-released
photos documenting the recording of the album. The booklet
also features things like reproductions of handwritten lyrics.
The album will be available on the 12th of December for $24.98
and will be available in stores everywhere.
Nirve.com is having a Green Day contest where you can win
tons of cool stuff. Click:
from Rolling Stone Magazine:
12/7/00 Pop! 100 songs issue)....
#78: Green Day- Longview
Green Day’s first hit single, Longview, turned Bay Area punk
into the Next Best Thing, but it wouldn’t have happened without
some good old-fashioned hippie inspiration. It took about
a year for that song to work itself out, recalls frontman
Billie Joe Armstrong. I had two chords, but they sounded like
the Pretenders’ ‘Message of Love’. We really needed a walking
bass line. At the same time, bassist Makie Dirnt and drummer
Tre Cool were living with about seven others in a big crash
pad in Richmond, California. One night, I went to a show,
Armstrong recalls, and everyone else in the house dropped
acid. I came home, and Mike was sitting on the floor like,
‘Dude, listen! I wrote the bass line!’ He played it, and it
sounded all right. But all I could think was, ‘Man, he’s on
The song’s rumbling bass, raucous, thrashing chorus and Armstrong’s
ersatz-Brit delivery ushered the new wave of California punk
to the top of the charts, opening the door for acts like Blink-182.
The lyrics were born of experience. After we lived in Richmond,
I moved back in with my mom for a while, he says. I felt really
pathetic. I rented a room from her for, like, 200 bucks. I
was just, like, sitting on the couch. All I would do was watch
TV, smoke dope and jerk off. I really didn’t care- for a time
I was wallowing in my own misery and liking it. The lyrics
Thans to Alejandra for typing that up for us.
The "Warning" Enhanced CD's release date has
been pushed back from December 5th, to December 12th.
Green Day adds first of U.S. tour dates:
Thu 01/11/01 Dallas, TX Bronco Bowl
Fri 01/12/01 Houston, TX Aerial Theatre at Bayou Palace
Sat 01/20/01 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
Wed 01/24/01 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
The new single will be "Warning" scheduled for
release in early December and the video was recently filmed
in San Francisco. Green Day are playing the "Not So Silent
Night" for San Francisco's Live 105 on December 15 along with
the Deftones, Disturbed, AFI, and Papa Roach. Thanks to Sarah
for sending that in.
The Bouncing Souls will be opening for Green
Day on their European dates coming up. Go to our tour page
to find out more about those shows. Green Day adds tour date:
01/24/01 MILWAUKEE WI
Thanks to Amanda Paris, and www.greendayoo.com
for these awesome pictures from last weekends San Francisco
show. Check out their site for more cool pictures.
It's Green Day re-run heaven.
MTV's "Live Without Warning": Thursday @ 11pm
VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list 10pm and tomorrow
USA's "Farmclub.com" November 17th @ 11:00 PM & November 19th
@ 12:00 AM.
Jason White who has been playing 2nd guitar
with Green Day lately just released his first album with The
Influents on Adeline Records. Check it out at their website
now, it's great!
"THE INFLUENTS have a wonderful, cockeyed, fresh sense of
melody. Bill and Jason of PINHEAD GUNPOWDER; Greg, formerly
of TUNSTIN GAT; and Willie from the late-great RECEIVERS."
Thanks to Sarah for this great shot of Green
Day last Sunday in San Francisco:
What is the new Green Day single going to be?
That's like asking who the next President of the United States
is going to be, no one seems to know. Rumours floating around,
from what local radio stations are playing seem to point to
"Warning" and "Blood, Sex, and Booze" so stay tuned...
Green Day is confirmed to play 107.7's The End's
Deck The Hall Ball Thursday December 14th with Papa Roach,
Orgy, Fuel, and Eve 6.
Don't miss Green Day on the Tonight Show tonight!
They will be performing "Minority".
HFS presents the HFSmas Nutcracker, December
13th at the Patriot Center...with Green Day.
High Times is giving away Autographed GREEN
DAY stuff! Check it out. The proposition that Green Day rallied
for last Sunday in San Francisco, an anti-growth measure,
passed! read more about it: here. Don't miss Green Day on
the Tonight Show tomorrow night!
January 11th-to January 27th, Green Day will be touring with
the GET UP KIDS.
Green Day adds tour date: December 4th: Munich, Germany.
"Green Day shows Sonic Maturity" @ Toronto Star: here. New
Video Interview with Green Day at cdnow.com.
it's coming...Warning, Enhanced CD. Limited Edition.
Warning (Enhanced) (Ltd Ed)
Release Date: December 5th.
Mark your calendars..
...more info coming soon...
Green Day's 2nd album, "Kerplunk" is featured on the cover
of imix.com's Rock Page: here.
Check out these great new pictures from the Brisbane Australia
click for larger versions:
Thanks to Lu-Wee Koh for the great scans.
More news about the Special Warning CD, that I posted about
There's a 64 page booklet with photos and info and the CD's
enhanced with an epk and the Vote for Billie Joe for President
public service announcement video clips.
"Green Day plays Free Show in San Francisco" @ MTV: here.
Green Day take back San Francisco at Rolling
Green Day is currently on the cover of PULSE! Magazine, which
is the free magazine given out at Tower Records. Thanks to
everyone who wrote in to let us know about that.
New article from MTV regarding the Sunday concert:
It will be broadcast live on Berkeley's KPFA-FM radio.
Happy Halloween everyone!
more info on this Sunday's show in San Francisco:
nov 5 sun GREEN DAY (4:30pm), Victoria Williams, Jello Biafra,
Mark Eitzel,spoken word: Sister Spit, John Santos, Lysa Flores,speakers:
Kirk Hammett, Tom Ammiano, dj Polywogat Civic Center, S.F.
a/a free noon *** @ info [email protected](take back San Francisco
- anti-gentrification celebration)Preceding the show will
be a Million Band March beginningat Valencia and 18th Street,
ending at the Civic Center
from THE LIST.
You can get your "Minority" Video props
here. The auction is selling one of the styrofoam fists
from the float, a hand with fingers broken off, and two
of the lights off the float.
Rumour has it Green Day will be back in Australia June/July
of 2001. Apparently the band told the crowd that, at some
of their latest shows.
New Review of the Green Day gig at Kings College, from
the November 'Rock Sound.
Give or take Nirvana, Green Day are the best three-piece
band to come out of America since the Stray Cats. Okay,
now I’ve got your attention, I can rave about this riot
of a small London gig arranged at short notice to vibe up
fans and Radio One Evening Session listeners about ‘Warning’
the group’s fourth release from Warner Brothers. Actually,
my opening statement is not that far-fetched. Green Day
open with a blistering ‘Welcome to Paradise’ but, as they
settle into the swagger of ‘Hitchin’ a Ride’, Stray Cat
Strut does indeed spring to mind while Billie Joe Armstrong’s
honest lyrics (‘Church on Sunday’, ‘Misery’) convey some
of the frustrations but none of the despair of Kurt Cobain’s.
With his hair dyed black, his skinny tie and his red shirt,
Billie Joe Armstrong is the little kid who came good, who
reveres The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers and still sings
in an English accent when so many Brits are busy aping the
Yanks. Watching him, it’s comforting to know that there’s
a corner of California that will forever be Anarchy In The
UK. In fact, as if to prove my point, he soon throws out
what set list there is and asks the audience: What cover
song do you wanna hear? I jokingly tell a friend ‘Dancing
with Myself’ and, when the band launch into the driving
intro of the ‘Gen X/Billy Idol’ classic, I do a double take.
I have no idea how I came to make that educated guess and
the serendipity makes their heady rendition all the more
enjoyable, especially when Armstrong admits: We only do
this when we’ve been drinking a lot. Later, when the diminutive
frontman teases the invited audience about a Sex Pistols
song, I hope for my favourite ‘Holidays in the Sun’ and
get my wish. Telepathy or what? Green Day may be a bunch
of goofy bastards but they’re tight as hell too even when
they invite three fans to replace them one by one, thus
proving that anyone can do this. Rancid, The Offspring and
Blink 182 do this too but nowhere near as well as Armstrong,
Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, the true heirs to The Ramones spirit
(yes I know, punk has ping-ponged back and forth across
the Atlantic). At the time of ‘Dookie’, some critics dismissed
Green Day as a cartoon act. They ate their words when ‘Basket
Case’ tapped into the teenage psyche with ‘Blood, Sex and
Booze’ now likely to do the same. Now, odd influences creep
in like the Bob Dylan-style harmonica on ‘Hold On’ and the
title track of their new album sounds uncannily like Joe
Jackson 20 years ago. In fact ‘Minority’, the singalong
single, is the worst track they play tonight. Last encore
is ‘When I Come Around’. Billie Joe sees the contents of
a pint glass flying towards him, shuts his eyes, gets drenched
and smiles gleefully without missing a cue. Puck rock indeed!
Thanks to Lona for that
ATTENTION SAN FRANCISCO AND BAY AREA FANS!! Green Day will
be playing a FREE show at the Civic Center Plaza on Sunday
November 5th. they go on at 4:30, but there will be other
bands and a rally earlier in the day. It's in support of finding
a new affordable rehearsal space for Bay Area muscians
Our deepest sympathies, and hopes of get well go out to Petra
Haden, who of course played violin on NIMROD, as well as with
That Dog, who was recently injured after being hit by a car.
It appears the new radio single is going to be "Blood, Sex,
and Booze" It has been played on several radio stations now
Green Day: Songs Mike Likes
Uplister's Jaan Uhelszki Interviews "DJ" Mike Dirnt
Mike Dirnt, the usually understated bassist of Green Day,
really comes alive when he deejays. Whether it's at parties
he throws at his equally understated home in Oakland, CA
(no, none of the members of the Berkeley punk trio lives
in Berkeley anymore) or at informal bashes thrown by his
friends, his strategy stays the same: play something on
45 from each decade, beginning with the 1920's. His first
order of business is to slap Benny Goodman's "Blue Skies"
and "Swing Into Spring" on the turntables, working himself
up to the brink of the '90s. He usually only plays a single
punk rock record. But then again bass players are never,
Uplister: Why do you only play 45's?
Mike Dirnt: Because the B-sides are so interesting and I
like to bring a really varied collection without breaking
my back. Actually, it started off when I wanted to get a
jukebox, and I ended up skipping the jukebox, and buying
two turntables, because I wanted to play one song after
another. Then I realized, God, this is great and I'm really
enjoying it, so why don't I just skip the jukebox until
I can put them all on CD and then save my records for deejaying.
Uplister: Is that what you've been doing-- putting them
on CD and bringing them that way?
MD: Not yet. But I'm getting ready for it.
Uplister: And how many 45's do you have in all?
MD: About 1,000.
Uplister: Do you go to the flea markets and look there,
MD: I do, and I got about 40 of them the other day, at the
Oakland Flea Market--the Laney Flea Market.
Uplister: Where do you buy most of them?
MD: [The] Salvation Army-- you know, most record stores
have a box of 45's in the back that they're not doing anything
with, and they'll let you have them for 50 cents to a buck
for each one.
Uplister: Why do you like Ike and Tina's "Shake a Tail Feather"?
MD: I try to kick it up [as I] move it closer to the tempo
of the 70's. Here's my quote, too: "When it doubt with the
flow, leave a few seconds in between songs."
MD: You need time to acclimate. You can't throw a monkey
wrench in the beat. People's minds take a minute to come
off of one beat, I think. And it's anticipation, because
I play songs. I'm not just going from jam to jam to jam.
It's fucking hard to blend shit. You adjust the tempo with
the beat and then you go into the next one. Granted, what
they can do with their turntables is really great, but I
like to play songs.
Uplister: Do you take both your turntables with you?
MD: Yeah, I bring both turntables. Because I do go from
record to record. I go by blending the beat. These are records
I like to play but this is nowhere near a set list. Far
Uplister: Being a bass player, do you gravitate to songs
with a great bass line?
MD: …[Songs] with a great groove… Like, something with a
good pocket. How about Disco Duck, Rick Dees and His Cast
Of Idiots, 1976.
Uplister: Do people dance when you deejay?
MD: Once we move up the line. You got to work people in
to wanting to dance. Now, in a seven-hour period, I'll probably
play one hundred and twenty-five 45's. So this is nowhere
near what the flow is.
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To celebrate the release of Green Day's new album, Warning,
Alloy.com is giving away the ultimate Green Day fan fantasy
-- tickets to catch Billie Joe, Mike, and Tre Cool LIVE.
The fantasy part? You get to hang out ONSTAGE and watch
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Green Day will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno performing
Friday, November 10th. (NBC)
Rumour has it, the new single will either be "Blood, Sex,
and Booze" or "Waiting". Different radio stations appear
to be playing one or the other. Stay Tuned.
Green Day Highlight Australia's Livid Festival
Green Day was a simple joy that was at times assisted by brass.
With the release of the Warning album the band can now boast
some truly great songs that are closer to the Who than the
mohawk. But that didn't stop a cocky comb-headed fan being
dragged out of the crowd to play guitar at one point. The
set's closer was very much in Daltrey, Townshend, Moon, and
Entwistle mode with a full smash-it-up routine that ended
up with Tre Cool's drums getting a fuel-assisted toasting.
Green Day was on the cover of the pink pages of the San Francisco
Chronicle. Thanks to Marisa for these scans:
The guys will be on MAD TV, with a live performance November
18th at 11pm. Don't miss it!
Green Day in the new Guitar World. Thanks to Anthony for
(click on image for article)
Adeline Records just updated their site with ordering info
for the "Minority" single on vinyl.
3. Brat (unreleased live version)
4. 86 (unreleased live version)
Adeline is also releasing the debut album from "The Influents".
For those of you who don't know who they are, they feature
Jason White of Pinhead Gunpowder, and maybe you've seen him
playing 2nd guitar with Green Day lately. Anyway, they are
great so defintely check them out at Adeline's
Lots of updates for a Sunday. Thanks to Ricki for sending
in these _recent_ photos of the band from Australia where
they currently are. These are from the Livid Festival.
Green Day will visit MuchMusic on Nov. 2, where they will
perform live and answer questions from fans via phone, fax
and e-mail, the Canadian music channel announced. Go here
for more info: here.
Warning: Green Day Takes Over Sydney Harbor: here.
Mike and the band mentioned this site, 409 Online in the real
audio interview at MTV: here.
Great new review, and Flash Animation from shock comics. Thanks
to aD for the link: here.
Here is a scan from the cover of the French Magazine we posted
about yesterday. Look for more from Phil soon: here.
Free Tickets to the Edge Presentation of Green Day - Every
Hour For Ten Day
Listen for the Free Ticket Wicket - and call 416-870-EDGE
for appearance info.
Request Magazine, the bi-monthly mailing for Replay members
from On Cue/Sam Goody/Music Land, had this review:
With Blink 182 now carrying the flag for angels-with-dirty-faces
punk, there's only one thing Green Day can do: Grow up and
prove that maturity doesn't have to translate into tedium.
Warning doesn't have quite the assaulting crunch of the Bay
Area band's past efforts-but it certainly does kick with ample
instrumental aggression. The difference is that the arrangements,
particularly on the harmonica-laden "Hold On" and the jaunty
"Castaway"-are more richly textured than on previous recordings.
The requisite plugged-in power chords are now either balanced
with layers of acoustic strumming or with nimble lead riffs,
while the rhythm lines are notably more intricate.
More radical, however, is the fact that Billie Joe Armstrong
and pals have seriously thrown open the emotional floodgates.
The band's decidedly non-punk effort, the elegant "Good Riddance
(Time of Your Life)", was clearly a primer for the thoughtful,
often vounerable words that fill Warning. Lyrically pensive
tunes like "Macy's Day Parade" and "Church on Sunday" have
backbone to keep them from getting sruck wallowing in sentimental
New article at MTV.com. A Green Day comic book in the works?:
to Dave for sending it in.
Here is some news to take your mind off the breakup of "Rage
Against the Machine". Green Day moved from #11, to #5! on
the UK album sales chart: here.
Phil writes in and tells us there is a big article, and picture
of Green Day on the cover of the French Magazine "Rock-Sound"
Special Punk Rock, which he should have scanned soon.
Check out the chat with Mike and Tre from last night @ Twec.com:
Green Day was apparently made into a comic at MAD MAGAZINE:
to Alex for sending it in.
new review from last night:
Green Day Rock on in Sydney (10/19/00) -Paul
Green Day played an awesome gig last night in Sydney to a
packed out Hordern Pavilion. The set list goes something like
this in no particular order: Disappearing Boy, Going to Pasalacqua,
Knowledge, Christie road, Welcome to paradise, Longview, Basket
case, She, When I Come around, F.O.D., Geek stink Breath,
Jaded, Brain Stew, Hitchin A Ride, Platypus (i hate you),
King for a day, Scattered, Time of your Life, Minority, Castaway,
Church on Sunday and Waiting. In addition Green Day played
a minute or two of Sweet Home Alabama. The whole set lasted
for an hour and 45 minutes during which a fan from the audience
got to play Platypus (i hate you) and Billie Joe had half
the crowd Screaming fuck you, and the other half screaming
back, Go fuck your Mums. For the finale, Tre Cool, after smashing
his drum kit with a Little help from mike d, climbed on top
of a speaker 2 metres high, and threw his drum down. All in
all, a kick ass concert.
Do not miss the live Green Day chat in Real
Audio today at 9pm ET at Twec.com: here.
The Saturday Night Live episode with Green Day performing
will re-air on Comedy Central on October 31st at midnight.
Green Day in the new Kerrang. Thanks to Anthony for the scans:
(click on image for article)
Green Day will be on Channel 4 in England on Wednesday 18th:
Thanks to Guy for the info.
The Toronto show (11/3) has sold out.
Reprise Records has a new home page layout: here.
Lamstock was cool enough to send us in this cartoon of Green
Day from the new Kerrang Magazine: here.
"Gabbing with Green Day's Billie Joe" (November: Teen People):
Teen People: The songs on your new CD, Warning [in stores
October 3rd], are more positive than usual. Why?
Billie Joe: The older I get, the more I try to make my anger
have a direction instead of just sort of wallowing in it.
Anger seems to age you. You become bitter....You have to think
about your politics and the world and try to challenge people
as far as what they want to listen to. You can't keep writing
the same song over and over again. Lyrically, I think there's
a lot more said on this album then there has been in the past.
TP: Why did Green Day choose this past summer's Warped Tour
to commence it's return to the limelight?
BJ: We've always wanted to do Warped, but the timing was wrong.
This time, we hadn't toured in a couple of years and it was
the perfect platform for us to come out and start playing.
We've had a great response. People have been going crazy.
TP: You guys are pranksters-any fun
BJ: Tre [Cool, Green Day's drummer] put meat in the walls
when we left. I guess they had a band in there [after us],
and they left because the smell was so bad. No one found it
for two months.
Big Thanks to Tara for typing that up.
As you probably saw at the top of the page we have a winner
for the Logo Contest. The 10 Runner's Up are- The flash graphic,
#2, #3, #8, #29, #34, #39, #41, #43, #45. The Grand Prize
winner's logo is at the top of the page. Congratulations,
and look for a brand new contest coming soon. To see the other
entries click : here.
What's up, punksters? Just want to let all of you knowthat
Brian will be in charge of all the updates and important stuff
from Friday morning until Sunday night thisweekend, so don't
e-mail me any pressing info. Also, anyone who lives near Brookings,
SD, who would like to meetme... Actually, I want to meet you,
but when I say that, it makes me sound important.. should
e-mail me [email protected] so we can "hook up." Me and
a friend will be down at the Fairfield Inn this weekend on
a "vacation" and I'd love to meet a few of you. So, e-mail
Also, Netscape users experienced troubles with the contest
page the last few days because I'm an idiot.Changes have been
made, and now everyone should be able to see the page. Thanks
to everyone who enteredthe logo contest.. now, enter the Warning
I don't know that we've even updated on this
yet.. but I got a reallygood description of what actually
went on at the Boston show/signing a few weeks ago where Tre`
sliced openhis hand. Thanks to Caitlyn for this review, and
"411" on the show:
"...they played Blood, Sex, and Booze last, but when it finished,
Tre` ran out of the room and Nik Carter (BCN dj) didn't realize
it and was still asking questions until Billie was like "Yeah,
um, Tre` just went to the hospital, soo, we have to get going."
Apparently (from what I heard), Tre` was playing Blood, Sex,
and Booze and the cymbal started to fall or something and
the roadie pushed it back. As he grabbed for it and he cut
that webby part of your hand in between your fingers. He went
to the hospital and got 5 stitches I think, and that's probably
why they were late for the signing, but Tre` did come back
to sign, but it was the hand he writes with so he was in pain
Thanks, Caitlyn for that info.
I'm also going to be organizing all of our press releases
and interviews todayor tommorow, so that you don't have to
search through pages and pages of newsto find what you want.
I've also got a lot of fan stuff, like reviews, tabs,and stuff
the last few weeks, which I've decided would be cool to post,
soI'm gonna do that before week's end as well.
Many people are e-mailing me about ticket information. The
only ticket info Ihave is for those of you attending the UK
Shows between December 7th and 10th.You can get tickets for
those shows at tickets-online.co.uk.
Anyone with other ticket information,please e-mail me immediately
at [email protected]
so that I can assist other fans.
Also, Green Day was on Sensless Acts of video on October 7th.
Senseless Acts wastrying to recreate the Piano Scene from
Walking Contradiction, and the band wasinterviewed regarding
the stunt. Watch MTV for reruns of the show.
That's all for now.. catch'y'all later.
Click to see the Semi-Finalists for the Reprise
Logo Contest: here.
Green Day is #3 on Billboard's INTERNET Sales tanking: here.
If you missed Green Day on MTV last night, you can catch the
re-broadcasts at these times:
Monday Oct. 16th @ 1:00 AM
Thursday Oct. 19th @ 12:30 AM
The video for "Minority" beat out Whitney Houston and Matchbox
Twenty on NBC's Friday Night Video this week: here.
New Green Day review in Jane Magazine. Thanks to Erica for
typing it up:
Rating: "on the right track" (a little road sign that says
"pass with care")
GREEN DAY- Warning
You put this melodic pop-punk CD in your walkman, then step
outside andstart roaming the streets. You notice a dog pissing
near a tree, a laughingbaby on someone's shoulders, that Wendy's
is hiring. Then you get an icecream cone and something dumb
happens, like it falls on your shirt. But allyou can do is
smile and think, "Damn, it's sunny outside. Nice."
Thanks to everyone who sent in a logo for our logo contest.
I literally got thousands of them, and they were all great.
I am going to a post a bunch of them tomorrow, and some winners
and lots of runners up will be announced Tuesday.
Green Day in Metal Hammer Magazine, in which the interviewer
mentions *THIS* website!: here.
Thanks to Dave for sending the scans in.
Green Day is in the latest issue of Guitar World (Dec. 2000).
In fact,Billie Joe is on the cover and their is a pretty good
interview and poster inside.- Blake
RockDaily.com quotes our site:
"420 in Your Mouth"
Green Day skinsman Tre Cool digs watching Rolling Stone Charlie
Watts drum. "It looks like he just took a big hit of pot and
he's holding it all in," says Cool. "At the end of the set,
he opens his mouth . . . no smoke comes out." Watch a recent
GD gig on MTV Saturday at 10 p.m. EDT.409
Get your VCR's ready, because Green Day is all over the TV
10:00 pm. ET - MTV Green Day Concert Special. (to re air 10/16
1am. ET and 10/19 12:30 am ET)
11:00 pm. ET - USA Farmclub.com Re-broadcast.
Allmusic.com gives warning 4.5/5 stars. great review: here.
thanks to matte for sending that in
Amber writes in and tells us, that the new KERRANG mentions
Tre Cool and his wife expecting a new baby soon. Congratulations!
New Interview at Virgin Records: here.
Staring out the window of his hotel room in Hollywood's "for
the stars" Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd., Tre Cool of Green
Day spots a familiar face and responds in casual laughter,
"There's Keanu Reeves. He lives here ... See, there he is
Only 2 more days to Join the Green Day Street Team, to be
entered in our contest: here.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday.
Farm Club to re-air performance of Green Day this Saturday
night/Sunday morning at 1 AM. Farmclub.com for more details.
New pictures and video from the Seattle Show: here.
Thanks to Jennifer for that news.
New Article at Launch.com: here.
Anybody who didn't get to see the concert in Boston can watch
it on MTV. 10:00 PM this Saturday October 14th and 11:00 PM
Sunday October 15th. It's called "Green Day Warning LIVE".-
It's Green Day week at MTV2: here.
Elsewhere in the top 10, Green Day bowed at No. 4 as ''Warning,''
the pop-punk trio's fourth release for Reprise Records, sold
about 155,500 copies.Reprise president Howie Klein said sales
were helped by MTV exposure and by the No. 1 performance of
first single ''Minority'' on the alternative radio airplay
charts. Top 40 stations, which favor middle-of-the-road music,
also are taking an interest in the song, he added.``In the
case of a band like Green Day, nothing is going to help more
than the band going out and playing,'' Klein said.Green Day
is on its way to Australia to play some dates and will then
head to Europe. Klein said the bulk of its U.S. touring would
take place early next year.The debut for ``Warning'' was better
than that for 1997's ''Nimrod'' (No. 10 with first-week sales
of 82,000 copies), but below 1995's ``Insomniac'' (No. 2 with
171,500 units sold).
Updates, updates, and more updates! I've updated the following
sections of the page.. Chart Progressions
and The Picture Archive.
In addition, I've added a tour date and eventspage, since
the "Warning Page" was more for pre-album stuff. You can access
itby clicking here. There'll
be a "Touring"button on the side bar by the end of the day
to use to access the pageas well. I'll also be unveiling contest
information tonight, probably late,with the new Interpunk.com/Macromusic.com
sponsored contest, with over30 prizes! 'Til then.
New Interview with Billie Joe at Harmony Central: here
Tickets are going on sale!!
Tickets for the EDGE 102 show in Toronto at The Warehouse
go on sale this Saturday October 14th. Get 'em before they're
New Green Day Interview at Hip Online:
New Green Day Interview at Student.com:
New Green Day Interview at Wall of Sound:
New Green Day Interview at NY Rock:
Green Day adds tour date, November 3rd in Toronto.
We are giving everyone a 2nd chance to win lots of cool prizes.
Yesterday we posted about a design-a-logo contest. We want
everyone, even you less graphic snazzy people to have a chance
to get cool Green Day stuff. From now until Sunday, people
who join the Green Day Street Team, which sends out fabulous
news every week, often more then once a week will be entered
to randomly win t-shirts, stickers, posters, and Warning Police
tape. Just click
here to join. . Just find the image that says "Click Here"
to join. People who join will be randomly selected on Sunday
and posted on the site. Good Luck!
Green Day adds more tour dates:
18-Oct Wed Sydney Hordon Pavillon
19-Oct Thu Sydney Goat Island
20-Oct Fri Melbourne Festival Hall
21-Oct Sat Brisbane Livid Festival
22-Oct Sun Perth Perth Festival
27-Nov Mon Lisbon Lisbon Colleseum
28-Nov Tue Madrid Madrid La Riviera
29-Nov Wed Barcelona Barcelona Pavellon de la Vall d'herbron
01-Dec Fri Rome Rome Palaghiaccio
02-Dec Sat Florence Florence Palasport
03-Dec Sun Milan Milan Palavobs
05-Dec Tue Cologne Cologne Palladium
07-Dec Thu Manchester Manchester Arena
08-Dec Fri London Wembley Arena
09-Dec Sat Nottingham Nottingham Arena
10-Dec Sun Glasgow Glasgow SECC
11-Dec Mon Dublin Dublin Point
Green Day is number 4 on the billboard chart this week selling
You may have caught Green Day playing "Minority" and "Nice
Guys Finish Last" last night on Farmclub.com's TV show, but
check out their website to see the other 3 songs they played
in the studio, plus tons of new pictures:
Green Day Interview in MEAN STREET is now in:
Green Day chatted on AOL's live forum yesterday, and we have
it saved. Click:
Ok, so here is the deal. Look at this picture:
here. The wonderful folks over at Reprise Records sent
me a ton of posters, carboard promos, stickers, t-shirts,
and police tape (that says warning all over it) to give to
you, our loyal fans. There will be a *lot* of winners for
this contest, because frankly they gave us a ton of stuff.
If you want to win, we are having our first "Design-a-logo"
Contest. Do you see the picture at the top of this site of
the guys, that says "greenday.net" and "409 Online"? All you
have to do, is make some sort of new image for that spot on
the site. Take a picture from of the guys thats on the net,
or design something totally different. The GRAND PRIZE Winner,
will not only win stickers, posters, t-shirts, police tape,
and other promo stuff, but will have their image placed at
the top of the site. Several runners-up will just win prizes.
You have until this Sunday to e-mail your images to me at
frustr[email protected] Monday all of them will be posted, and
Tuesday the winners will be announced. Good Luck, and happy
*LIVE GREEN DAY CHAT* Want to talk to the boys in Green Day?
Tonight is your chance. If you have AOL, go to keyword: greenday
and they will be doing a live chat tonight (Monday) at 9:30
Eastern time, that's 6:30pm if you're on the west coast like
me. see you there!
Brand new Launch.com Article, "Green Day Hits the Road":
Eagle-eyed Green Day members noticed some details during last
week's presidential debate that likely passed the casual observer
by. "I thought [Al] Gore had a lot of blush on and he kind
of looked like a drag queen," says bassist Mike Dirnt. "He
reminded me of my Aunt Sue," adds drummer Tre Cool.
Thanks to Sophie for sending in these great pics from MTV
Europe this weekend:
from Rigor regarding the Green Day tribute video at greenday.com:
There are 2 seconds where it scrolls down a piece of paper
with the new song titles on it scribbled by someone. I went
back and froze each frame, and sure enough, you find out there
were at least 3 out takes from the new album.
It's at 1:16 and 1:17, with the second frame being the good
The first 2 out takes are titled "Waste Away" and "Sleepy
Head", but I can not make out the last one. Looks to me like
it starts with a "C". Oh, also, if you look, it appears the
original title for "Waiting" was "Waiting A Long Time."
Green Day reached #6 today on Amazon.com's sales ranking.
Don't miss the Farmclub.com television show tonight on USA
which will feature the band playing a 5 song set including
2 new songs, Warning, and Blood Sex, and Booze.
Reprise has a new Green Day intro page off of Repriserec.com
which you can see
If you want to get the new Green Day album in Vinyl, Generation
Records in New York has it. Jen and I found it, and were excited
to see it was GREEN VINYL. You can also order it from
T-Shirts and stickers from our last contest will all be sent
out this week, and stay tuned for me to post the new contest
for all sorts of rad promo stuff that Reprise Records sent
Green Day adds more tour dates:
Manchester - M.E.N Arena - 7th Dec
London - Wembley Arena - 8th Dec
Nottingham - Nottingham Arena - 9th Dec
Glasgow - S.E.C.C - 10th Dec
Oakland's Green Day gives fans their say:here
Green Day Gets Political, Sizes Up Presidential Debate:here
Green Day Maintain Irreverent Attitude In Free Show:here
Green Day Plays "Request Hour" in New York:here
Green With EnvyGreen Day's Billie Joe Armstrong wishes they
had chosen a different name for the band. "I think we have
the worst name in rock," says the frontman. "Even the Offspring
have a better name than us." Drummer Tre Cool concurs: "I
wish we were called something like Blood or Spikes or something
Greetings from New York. The Roseland show was amazing. Green
Day played a bunch of new songs from Warning.
The set list included:Minority, Church on Sunday, Hitchin
a Ride, Nice Guys Finish Last, Longview, Castaway, Disappearing
Boy, Sweet Home Alabama, Only of you, Christie Road, 86, All
By Myself, Dominated Love Slave, Who Wrote Holden Caufield,
409 in your Coffee Maker, Brat, Dancin with Myself, Blitzkrieg
Bop, Basket Case, She, Scattered, Blood Sex & Booze, Warning,
Waiting, When I Come Around.
They played for over two hours. After the show I talked to
the band and they were great. I also saw them at TRL earlier
in the day.
Special thanks to Corrie and Electric Artists for an amazing
time. If you haven't already joined the Green Day Street Team
here to join.
Rolling Stone Daily Mailing List: 10/4
Green Day Grow Up On Warning
On "Warning," GREEN DAY's sixth studio album (which hit stores
yesterday), the veteran Bay Area punk band have sharpened
their pop hooks and traded their trademark apathetic sarcasm
for considerably more serious -- and occasionally even political
-- themes. The band chalks it up to maturity. "I think our
antics sort of get in the way of what people think," frontman
BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG told Rolling Stone. "And when you start
getting into your politics, you have to be vulnerable and
sort of sensitive, because if it's always like straight aggression,
there becomes no empathy for the stance that you're taking."
Rolling Stone Daily Mailing List: 10/5
Artist of the day: Green Day
"Warning" may be the punk band's most serious record to date
but they reveal their lighter side to
The new album "Warning" is #15 on amazon.com's sales ranking.
LIVE GREEN DAY WEBCAST TONIGHT! - Hey, everyone. Hope everyone
caught Green Day on TRL today. We'll hopefully have some video
or audio or somethin from the show for you lateron this week
from the show. I want to remind everyone, if you don't already
know, that thefree show in New York tonight will be webcast
on the internet. You may watch it by clicking
here.So check it out. Also, that contest stuff I posted
a week or so ago will begin on Saturdayof this week, so check
The new album "Warning" is now in stores!
Green Day will be on Howard Stern's radio show this morning.
Here in Los Angeles it's 97.1 FM.
Watch CBS tonight, for Green Day performing on David Letterman.
The contest for the new stuff I posted about yesterday hasn't
started, but stay tuned.
Live version of "Blood, Sex, and Booze" here from the MTV
First Listen. MTV will re-air it today at noon. Click:here.
Thanks to Ricky for recording it for us.
I'm hitchin' a ride to NY, so my next update will be from
the Big Apple. Happy CD shopping today everyone.
Look for a brand new contest coming soon. The fabulous Reprise
Records just sent me another huge box full of stuff to
give away here.
See those stacks of stickers? There are literally hundreds
of sheets of them. I may have a bunch of you send in a self
addressed stamped envelope, and try to give them away to as
many people as possible. We'll see.
New article at music.com:here
Thanks to Chad for sending that in.
Greenday.com added some
new videos to their Video Page today, including a tribute
to the band, and the video for *WARNING*
Live concert on MTV from 8:00-9:00pm on Wednesday, October
4th, from Roseland.
Billie Joe in teen people: here.
Thanks to Beckie for that.
Don't miss Green Day on Howard Stern tomorrow morning.
Don't miss Green Day on Letterman tomorrow night.
Mike and Tre are doing a LIVE AOL chat October 9th. Don't
The new album comes out tomorrow, October 3rd. Why wait? Most
Tower Records are open till midnight. Get it tonight!
I'll be in New York most of this week, but I will do my best
to keep the site updated as often as possible from the road.
Sophie was nice enough to send us in pictures
from Top of the Pops:
click for larger versions:
Image #1 Image
#2 Image #3
Image #4 Image
#6 Image #7
Image #8 Image
X-fest 2000 last night in Noblesville, IN.
Minority, Nice Guys Finish Last, Longview, Welcome to Paradise,
Hitchin' A Ride, Brainstew, Jaded, Knowledge, Basket case,
She, King for a Day, When I Come Around, Scattered, Good Riddance
Thanks to Rylo for that
The new album "Warning" is #15 on amazon.com's sales ranking.
New Interview at Metal-IS.com, find out what celebrities are
big Green Day fans:
Thanks to Tony for letting us know.
Pushposters.com has a new Green Day Warning poster as one
of their "Hot Items"
Entertainment Weekly: 10/6
Older--and maybe even a little wiser--Green Day blast back
with another volume of spunk rock
Green Day have always defied the odds. Who'd have thought,
for instance, that their 1994 major label debut, Dookie, with
its short-and-sour, punk inspired guitar attacks, would go
multiplatinum, much less win these assiduous brats a Grammy?
Or that six years later, with Warning, guitarist/complainer
Billie Joe Armstrong, pushing 30, would manage to remain entertainingly
adolescent while allowing for a few lifestyle modifications?
Where on Dookies he said, "I'm not growing up, I'm just burning
out," Warning's "Church on Sunday" has him acknowledging that
he's not getting any younger, and asking "If I promise to
go to church with you on Sunday/Will you go with me on Friday
night," wrapping it all up with the startling declaration
"If you live with me, I'll die for you and this compromise."
He surrounds these piquant sentiments with music as peppy
as any Green Day have recorded, allowing a way to grow up
without losing much in the way of spunk or sass.
The band's musical range has also broadened a bit. You'd expect
a Green Day song called "Misery" to be a whining rant; instead,
it's set to a waltz beat complete with sung-spoken lyric that's
probably Billie Joe's idea of a Brecht-Weill pop operetta.
Too bad this clever idea goes on too long: five-minutes plus--an
epic by Green Day Standards. Still, the boys are capable of
revving up their patented heedless hedonism, encapsulated
neatly--and gloriously--on "Blood, Sex, and Booze," whose
choral guitar thrash is deeply satisfying. These days, Green
Day sing about troubled consciences ("Hold On") and political
apathy (the title tune), and have the sense to give a song
with the lyric "loving you must be like suicide" the title
"Jack Ass." After selling millions, Armstrong nevertheless
professes, "I wanna be the Minority," and he remains enough
of a juvenile twit to make that manifesto seem both heartfelt
and convincing. B+
Thanks to Melinda for typing that up.