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
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