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Green Day's Billie Joe Set For February 19 DUI Hearing

Green Day vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong is set for a pre-trial hearing February 19 in Alameda County Superior Court for two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol. Armstrong will not be there as his legal counsel, Laurel L. Headley, is on the case. Armstrong did not attend his arraignment on February 4, but was represented by his counsel. He pled not guilty to both counts. Armstrong was arrested January 5, 2003 near his home in Berkeley, California, for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Armstrong was stopped near Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley speeding in his black… Read more »


Green Day's Armstrong Honors Strummer; Thanks Fans For Anti-War Petition

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has honored late-Clash frontman Joe Strummer by including a recording of a Strummer song during his latest audio message to fans on Green Day’s official website (greenday.com.) “This is for Joe,” Armstrong said before letting spin the original version of the Clash’s “Bankrobber.” The reggae/dub song first appeared in the United States on the Clash’s 1980 EP compilation, Black Market Clash. The 50-year-old Strummer succumbed to a heart attack in his U.K. home on December 22. Armstrong also thanked Green Day fans for signing an Iraq anti-war online petition that he promoted in recent weeks.… Read more »


Green Day's Armstrong Heading North For Christmas

Green Day calls the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area home, but singer-songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong is going to head north for the holidays. “I think I’m going to go to Minnesota and experience some cold weather and hang out with my in-laws.” Armstrong shared some Christmas memories. His favorite, he said, was “probably when I got a guitar for Christmas, [that] was the most memorable one.” Asked if he knew he’d find the instrument under the tree. “No, I didn’t really know. I got this guitar when I was 8 years old. It’s an old blue Fernandez Stratocaster, and I’ve had… Read more »


Green Day's Armstrong Calls For Anti-War Petition

Count Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong among those not supporting President Bush’s moves toward potential war with Iraq. The singer-guitarist is hoping to parlay his band’s popularity into a petition expressing his opinion and the opinion of others like him. Speaking on his band’s official website (greenday.com), Armstrong says: “For those of you who are opposed to the war in Iraq, I want to set up a petition on greenday.net to send to George W. Bush strongly urging him to rethink his plans for a military invasion. This petition isn’t only for people who live in America but people… Read more »


Green Day cancel tour, move up album release date

Green Day have cancelled all their tour dates from now through February due to the ongoing health issues with frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. The band has also moved up the release of ¡Tré! to December 11th instead of January 15th.


Green Day’s I Heart Radio Fest set time cut

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.

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