“I told [Billie Joe Armstrong] he should document the recording of the album and he said they had tried and it never worked,” says Director John Roecker. “I suggested that he set up tripods around the studio and just have cameras run so it would not be too invasive of the process of the recording (I was hoping he would get my hint!). Then I got a phone call on a Friday night and he said he and the band will be in Los Angeles on Monday and why don’t I be the tripod. Thus began my nine months with Green Day.”
Hit the replies to watch Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) and Norah Jones perform "Roving Gambler" together live. The song comes from their album, Foreverly, which they played in whole last night in NYC.
Green Day front man and rock'n'roll hall of famer, Billie Joe Armstrong, and his wife, Adrienne, own an old airstream trailer and as a special surprise to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary, Adrienne has asked the Junk Gypsies to renovate the trailer and make it into a 'surf shack on wheels' that Billie can take out surfing with his buddies. Amie and Jolie hit the road for inspiration and to find a surfboard for the airstream. They build a table out of a surfboard and turn the airstream into a 'Zen, rock'n'roll surf shack' for Billie Joe.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about their new record and the Hall of Fame.
Before we found any of this out, I had already written a few songs and everybody was really excited by them. And then we heard about the Hall of Fame, and we were just blown away. Yeah, I mean, we're going to take our time. We're not going to try and pull off some, like, victory lap over this because I definitely want the music to come from a real place and be inspired, not just because we got honored or anything like that, but because we're honoring music. We want to work on them, and we want to make a great album.
Green Day's long time producer, Rob Cavallo, tells Kerrang that he's heard new Green Day demos and they sound "fantastic." Just no more triple discs please.
"I recently heard five new songs that Billie has written and demoed,” Rob tells Kerrang!. "Let me tell you, they were just fantastic. He is absolutely at the top of his game. Fans can be sure that when they do return, the music will be amazing."
A big congratulations to Green Day, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night by Fall Out Boy. Hit the replies to read Fall Out Boy's induction speech, and Green Day's acceptance speeches.
Only a handful of bands get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the first year they're eligible these days. When Billie Joe Armstrong learned that Green Day were one of them, he could barely process the news. "I had to go for a walk," he says. "I wound up at this cafe and I sat down and my son met up with me. I told him and he was like, 'Oh my God. No way.' It just took some time to sink in. We're in incredible company and I'm still trying to make sense of this. It's just incredible."
We have some news to report regarding our brother Jason White, and wanted you to hear it from us before word spread. Jason recently underwent a routine tonsillectomy, and his doctors discovered a treatable form of tonsil cancer. Thankfully they caught it early and he should make a full and speedy recovery.
Please join us in sending him love and positive healing vibes during this time.
Judy Greer, Fred Armisen and Selma Blair have joined Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong in the upcoming music drama Geezer. The film will contain new songs written and performed by Billie.
“Geezer” centers on the mid-life crisis of a husband and father who, on his 40th birthday, decides to revisit his punk-rock past by throwing an extravagant party in the presidential suite of the Drake Hotel -- where he encounters his beautiful ex-girlfriend and former bandmates who have since moved on to bigger and better things.
Dirnt, along with Green Day's longtime manager Pat Magnarella, will produce “Crickets” from a script by Alfredo Botello. The story, by Botello and Jack Umbrella, centers on the relationship of two estranged brothers. One, an aspiring stand-up comic, is dying of a terminal illness. He asks his brother, a depressed office drone, for one last request: to go on stage and perform his material for him to see if he ever really had talent. What he doesn't reveal, though, is that he has an even bigger surprise in store.
It seems as if he still can not quite believe it, that he has outgrown his little room in which he created the first songs on the computer - and now plays along, even in the big leagues. "For my next album I got myself Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Brandon Flowers of the Killers and even Chris Martin into the studio - this is so great for me, I have always admired them all."
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Jason White performed with Billie’s son Joey Armstrong (Emily’s Army) at a secret show last night at 1-2-3-4 Go Records in Oakland, California. The three musicians performed under the name “Two And A Half Men”.
Hit the replies to view a deleted scene from Broadway Idiot, the American Idiot Musical documentary. The video is of a clip right before the show's encore where Billie Joe plays a song he wrote to for the cast titled "Goodnight New York."
The AV Club has posted an extensive article titled "A Beginner's Guide to the Bouncy Buzz of Pop Punk," which can be read here. "Essential Listening" includes Green Day's Kerplunk, The Ergs' DorkRockCorkRod and, of course, Descendents' Milo Goes To College. What are some of your essentials, though?
Green Day will release Demolicious - a collection of 18 demos recording during the trilogy set, a previously unreleased track called "State of Shock," and an acoustic version of "Stay The Night" - on Record Store Day on April 19th. The two-disc set will be released on red or clear vinyl and will also be available on CD and cassette.