Time to put on your skanking shoes because Rancid’s singer/guitarist Tim Armstrong and Operation Ivy vocalist Jesse Michaels have reunited! Forming an all-new supergroup in March 2021, Bad Optix, have released their debut single, “Raid.” Read more: The Home Team Announce Summer Headline Shows with Action/Adventure The track features the former bandmates trading off vocal duty accompanied by Circle Jerks/The Bronx’s drummer Joey Castillo (formerly of Queens of the Stone Age) and Trash Talk’s bassist Spencer Pollard filling in the gaps. Seething with Armstrong and Michaels’ obvious ska influence, “Raid” is a spiritual, slow-burn anthem packed with horns, organs, and… Read more »
Tim Armstrong is the latest music mogul we’ll learn about on First Person. We’ll start at the beginning and wind our way through the punk rock pioneer’s career.
Tune in tonight for a history lesson of Timothy Lockwood Armstrong (November 25, 1965) – from Operation Ivy to the present.
This weekend, Green Day played the greatest halftime show of the year, and no, it wasn’t at an American football game. The “Basket Case” artists headed to Hamilton, Ontario to play during the Canadian Football League (CFL) championship game, otherwise known as the Grey Cup. As the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes took a quick break from the game, Green Day took to the stage to play hits new and old for the football fans. They kicked off their four-song set with new single “The American Dream Is Killing Me,” followed by “Basket Case,” “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” and… Read more »
Like clockwork, every October 1, Green Day is told it’s time to wake up––they even made a website for fans to know if they’re up. Well, Billie Joe Armstrong heard you loud and clear but decided to hit snooze when the alarm went off this year. Basically, it appears mighty clear that Green Day is teasing a new song based on this new video they shared on Sunday, October 1. As the clock struck 10:24 AM and an alarm clock blared, viewers can see the singer and guitarist sit straight up in his bed as a rooster crows. He stares… Read more »
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong walked into a pub in London this weekend and jumped on stage with a band who were covering “Basket Case”.
Today we talk about Billie Joe Armstrong’s reaction to the Roe v. Wade news, Vanessa Hudgens going back to her High School Musical roots, and Jodie Sweetin being tackled by police during a protest. Billie Joe Armstrong Speaks Out During a concert this past weekend, Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong told the crowd that he was going to denounce his U.S. citizenship after Roe v. Wade was overturned. He told the London concert goers, “Fuck America. I’m fucking renouncing my citizenship. I’m fucking coming here.” Plenty of other artists, including Phoebe Bridgers and Olivia Rodrigo, have also used their shows… Read more »
At the beginning of this crazy pandemic, we watched celebrities try and make things better by giving us their cringy rendition of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’. Their intentions were good but it just didn’t bring the world together like they thought it would. However, Billie Joe Armstrong is coming through with a John Lennon cover that punches us with some power. John Lennon released ‘Gimme Some Truth‘ as his form of protest in 1971 during the Vietnam War. Armstrong has added his own take to the song to make it relevant to the protest and calls for reform happening today. He… Read more »
They’re putting out a film starring Milo Ventimiglia and his pet dog—which is voiced by Kevin Costner (as if you weren’t sold already).
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong didn’t take kindly to the news that their set time at the I Heart Radio Music Festival was being cut from 45 minutes to 25 minutes to make more time for Usher’s set. Click “read more” to check out the video of his reaction.