The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced, and the roster is stacked with some of the biggest artists of our generation -- like Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, and finally, the Smiths.
While Week One of Coachella is often the most hyped, the second weekend can offer some surprises as well. For instance, The Replacements rocked out with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong joining them for much of their Coachella performance Friday night (April 18).
2013 has been a year of redemption for Green Day. The band returned to the stage for the first time since frontman Billie Joe Armstrong entered rehab in 2012. Both Armstrong and Green Day toured the world this year, but in a new interview, Armstrong says that the iconic pop-punk band will be taking a break following their Australian tour in early 2014.
As we previously reported, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is pursuing a passion project with acclaimed singer/songwriter Norah Jones. The two have bonded over their love of early rock era pioneers the Everly Brothers, and they're re-interpreting 12 songs on a disc called 'Foreverly.' Two of the album's tracks have surfaced ahead of the release.
Seeing a kid from the audience join Green Day onstage is a common occurrence at the band's shows and one of the coolest ways a band can directly interact with their fans. It inspires young fans, like the one in this 2009 video, to pick up an instrument and allows the band's influence to spread.
It's not uncommon these days for bands to occasionally turn their video making over to fans, usually as some sort of competition. But Green Day just had one of their classic tracks turned into a visually interesting piece through the use of virtual Legos and it came about unsolicited from the group.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has definitely been bitten by the theater bug. The musician first saw success with the adaptation of Green Day's 'American Idiot' for the stage and now he's turned his attention to writing songs for another theatrical production.
Back in September, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong had an onstage meltdown during Green Day's set at the iHeartRadio concert in Las Vegas. Soon after, he entered rehab to battle alcohol and prescription drug addiction, forcing the band to cancel their remaining 2012 dates and to postpone their winter 2013 gigs.
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