Green Day had a bit of an up-and-down year in 2012. They released three albums and did some touring. But then, in September, singer/guitarist Billie Joe had a breakdown on stage and ended up going to rehab. As a result, several tour dates had to be cancelled. But now the band is catching up and rescheduling tour dates for a tour in March and April of 2013. You can check out all the dates below (more will be added in early 2013).
Billie Joe Armstrong states, “Dear friends… I just want to thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown for the past few months. Believe me, it hasn’t gone unnoticed and I’m eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. I’m getting better everyday. So now, without further ado, the show must go on. We can’t wait to get on the road and live out load! Our passion has only grown stronger.” READ MORE
Pop punk rock band Green Day are working on the release of their current album trilogy that consists of ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!. Now, the band has announced that all of the making-of clips and behind-the-scenes videos will be compiled into a documentary entitled ¡Quatro!. The documentary will air on specific channels at specific times later this month and throughout December. You can check out all the time listings below but it would be prudent to check your local listings to make sure everything is confirmed.
“Over the last year while we were recording our trilogy, we posted multiple clips every week so fans can see parts of the recording process of ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!,” said Green Day’s Mike Dirnt. “¡Quatro! brings our fans one step closer by giving them even more access and revealing what it was like for us to make these records.” READ MORE
Green Day has released an official video for “Stray Heart”, which comes off their upcoming album ¡Dos! (out Nov. 13th via Reprise Records). The video tells the tale of a guy who buys some records for his lady friend only for her to realize that his heart isn’t there for her. Literally. As in it’s a heart on a tiny body that goes around town trying to evade its owner. So this poor schmuck is running around town with a giant hole in his chest, bleeding everywhere, trying to find his life pumping organ (get your minds out of the gutter, y’hear me?). While I hated the song, the video was really entertaining and I highly suggest checking it out here. READ MORE
With Billie Joe in rehab and all 2012 and early 2013 tour dates canceled, Green Day still has ¡Dos!, the second album in their current trilogy to fall back upon. The album will be coming out Nov. 13th and Rolling Stone has snagged a stream of the album. You can listen to it here or below. READ MORE
Pop punk band Green Day has cancelled their remaining tour dates for 2012 while postponing all early 2013 dates due to ongoing issues with singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong. The cancelled dates will be available for refund at point of purchase while a new set of tour dates will be released shortly for the postponed dates. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at those shows.
Bassist Mike Dirnt states, “Obviously the timing for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern. We are happy to say that Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank you all for the outpouring of support and well wishes that we have received, and we can’t wait to see you all again soon.”
Because of this situation, the band will be releasing ¡Tre!, the third album in their current trilogy, a month in advance, upping the release date from Jan. 15, 2013 to Dec. 11th, 2012.
Drummer Tré Cool adds, “We feel bad we have to delay our tour, so to make up for it we want to give our fans the music earlier than we had planned. If we couldn’t be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing.”
All affected tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
Update: According to the AP, singer Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to rehab for substance abuse. The band also told AP that their set was not cut short.
On Friday night, at the IHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV (which was also being broadcast live via Yahoo), Green Day frontman Billie Joe lost it when he saw that his band only had one more minute left to perform. And by “lost it”, I mean that he basically had a childish temper tantrum where he swore up a storm (he used the word ‘f*ck’, or a derivation of it, 21 times), smashed his guitar and then threw his microphone across the stage.
The trigger for this was the fact that all bands/performers at the festival had a 25-30 set time allotted. This included No Doubt, Usher, and Bon Jovi, as well as many others. And yet, for some reason, Billie Joe felt that his band deserved a longer set list, claiming that they’ve been around, “…since f*cking nineteen eighty f*cking eight“. Hmmm, Bon Jovi’s first release was 1984, but you don’t hear him whining, do you Billie?
Apparently, Billie Joe wasn’t calm or rational during the show either. Yahoo states that he berated the few people who decided to sit down during their performance (I’d be sitting too), the band premiered a new song entitled “It’s F*ck Time”, and Billie Joe pulled down his pants, revealing his, “…personal grooming habits.”
Read on for my thoughts as well as a video of Billie Joe reverting to a snubbed 4-year old. READ MORE
Green Day have announced the full touring schedule for their ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, ¡TRÉ! tour, which begins at the end of November and continues until a bit more than a week into Feb. 2013. The tour will be in support of their upcoming trilogy of albums entitled, you guessed it, ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, and ¡TRÉ!. The full touring schedule can be seen below.
¡UNO! will be coming out Sept. 25th, the ¡DOS!, Nov. 13th, and the final album ¡TRÉ! will be released Jan. 15th, 2013.
I’m surprised that there isn’t a Detroit date. I’m sure if they played at the Palace Of Auburn Hills, they would sell it out within an hour. But this actually makes life much easier for me. Now I don’t have to avoid an area that will be permeated by 30-somethings wearing eyeliner and torn denim jackets with Suicidal Tendencies patches. Thanks Green Day for looking out for me! READ MORE
Green Day have released an uncensored [naughty language] video for “Kill The DJ”, the second single off their upcoming album Uno!, which comes out Sept. 25th (pre-order on iTunes). And, as the headline suggests, the video is pretty damn awful.
The video starts with the band riding motorcycles in the desert, all while being filmed in black and white (oh, edgy!). Suddenly we’re transported into a nightclub with people dancing to the music (sorry, but this isn’t club music, so I don’t buy the scene). The band walk oh so coolly through the crowd, people melting out of their way. However, their age is quite apparent and instead of seeming like awesome people they just look really out of place. Then, the band is playing on stage while singing, “Shoot the f*cking DJ!”. The problem is that there is no DJ to be seen in this video. And since the band is the only source of music, does that mean we should shoot them? Uhh, okay?
While the song might be a bit catchy (only because it doesn’t sound like normal Green Day material), the video is just plain garbage. Watch it below if you so desire. READ MORE
This is where I shake my head and wonder, “What the hell is going on?” Pop-punk band Green Day, it seems, will be getting their own version of the hit mobile game Angry Birds. While no official trailer or photos have been released, the Japanese Angry Birds twitter posted a photo of three silhouetted pigs, that appear to have spiky hair, with the hashtag #greendaypigs. On the band’s official website, there is a photo of one of the spiky haired pigs but in color with pink x-ed out eyes.
I was super into Angry Birds for a while and then I just stopped caring. Is the game even still that big? Or is the idea of it larger than the actual following? READ MORE
Green Day have released a short trailer promoting their upcoming album ¡Uno!, which will hit streets Sept. 25th, 2012. The album is the first in a trilogy, with the second album, ¡Dos!, coming out Nov. 13th, 2012 and the third album, ¡Tre!, coming out Jan. 15, 2013. The trailer also shows the album artwork for ¡Uno!. Pre-orders for the albums will be coming soon to GreenDay.com. You can watch the trailer below.
Listening to the music in the trailer, it’s not like any Green Day I’ve ever heard, although I will fully admit to not caring about or listening to their music for the past few albums. As a matter of fact, what I’m hearing is actually pretty catchy and has some cool vibes going. Maybe I’ll give this album a try. Maybe. READ MORE
Pop punk rock band Green Day is currently in the studio recording three new albums for a staggered release starting this September. The albums, entitled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!, will be released via Reprise Records Sept. 25th, 2012, Nov. 13th, 2012, and Jan. 15th, respectively. Read on for a quote from the band as well as a video of them in the studio discussing the new albums a wee bit. READ MORE
Okay, I’m going on record here: I cannot stand Green Day. I bought Dookie on cassette when I was young and played the hell out of that. Great album, no doubt. Since then? Cannot stand them at all. They come on the radio and while my hand desperately seeks the tuner dial, my ears begin bleeding profusely.
That being said, I know that many of you are fans and I strive to deliver what my readers want. So, below you can check out a short clip of the band as they enter the studio to record their next album. Don’t expect too much, but if you’re a fan, I’m sure it’ll tickle your fancy.
There are times when a great song comes out. And when I say great, I mean that when you hear it, you know it’s something special, something that you want to keep on your iPod at all times so that whenever you have that yearning to hear it, it’s at your fingertips. But then there are tracks that, before it even gets on your iPod, you’ve heard it so many times that even the thought of dragging it onto your iPod makes you clench your fists and grit your teeth. With that, I present to you readers a list of ten rock and metal songs that I’ve heard more times than I could ever have possibly wanted. Check after the jump for the full list.
Photo courtesy here
Also, if there are any tracks you feel should’ve made the list, leave a comment and we’ll get a second issue of this going. Warning: if your song makes me kill someone, I’m blaming you.
The final night of Megadeth’s historic month-long Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour has been captured for the upcoming Rust In Peace Live Blu-ray, DVD and CD, due out September 7 on Shout! Factory. On March 31, 2010, at this incredibly special show at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, not far from where Dave Mustaine formed the band in 1983, Megadeth played their landmark, genre-defining 1990 Rust In Peace album in its entirety, in addition to other Megadeth favorites. Rust In Peace Live also marks the return of original bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth 1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group after eight years. Ellefson (bass), joins Mustaine (lead vocals, guitar), Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar).
Rust In Peace Livefeatures the entire Rust In Peace track listing, including all-time classics “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due” and “Hangar 18” along with bonus fan favorites from various other Megadeth releases such as “Symphony For Destruction,” “Peace Sells,” and “Skin O’ My Teeth.”
Meat Loaf will embark on a summer North American tour beginning July 3rd in support of his star-studded forthcoming album Hang Cool Teddy Bear, it was announced today. Meat Loaf’s new Hang Cool Teddy Bear, whose title was taken from a line in Beyond The Valley of the Dolls, was produced by Rob Cavallo and features guest appearances by Jack Black, Hugh Laurie, Kara DioGuardi, Queen’s Brian May and Steve Vai. The highly anticipated album is due out May 11th from Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records. Free single downloads from the new album will be included in the price of the ticket in select markets. The first single from Hang Cool Teddy Bear, “Like a Rose,” debuted on AOL’s Spinner.com last Friday.
The CD’s theme was inspired by screenwriter/director Kilian Kerwin’s story. A soldier who has been wounded in battle thinks he is going to die. Instead of his life flashing backward at the prospect, his life flashes forward into what could have been. The inter-related songs are the different scenarios he finds himself in. It’s not always the same time or place, but it is always the same woman. The first video, “Los Angeloser
,” tells a tale of a bad significant other who takes advantage of a generous lover. (Who hasn’t been there?!)
Read on for more information and for tour dates!