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Green Day Perform Unreleased “The American Dream Is Killing Me”

When We Were Young Fest is in full swing, and Green Day has brought the festival grounds to life! Following a packed and sold-out undersell performance of their 1993 classic Dookie at the Fremont Country Club on Thursday, October 19, in Las Vegas, where they previewed their forthcoming track to the 900-cap room and announced that they will be embarking on a 2024 tour with support from The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas next year, the band delighted fans once again with a full performance of “The American Dream Is Killing Me,” during their headline set at the… Read more »


Political Hate Speech Ignites Idiots, #Midterms2018, Don’t Touch Yourself

Does political hate speech directly cause real-life domestic terrorism? An overview of recent election stories, as our Midterms 2018 coverage continues. And, the far right wants you to take those hands off…of yourself.  Sources (raw link dump): https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-twitter-media-fake-news-enemy-people-pittsburgh-shooting-synagogue-anti-semitism https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/squirrel-hill-shooting-trump-anti-semitism-america.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/10/29/pittsburgh-shooting-some-jewish-leaders-dont-want-trump-visit/ https://www.vox.com/2018/10/29/18037580/pittsburgh-shooter-anti-semitism-racist-jewish-caravan https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/29/donald-trumps-rhetoric-has-stoked-antisemitism-and-hatred-experts-warn https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/28/18034922/trump-synagogue-pence-paul-ryan-pipe-bomb https://www.theroot.com/texas-voting-machines-are-reportedly-switching-votes-fo-1830046114 https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-ne-early-voting-trends-20181029-story.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/10/29/midterm-elections-2018-gop-blame-game-finger-pointing-ahead-midterm-elections/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/young-americans-are-more-likely-to-vote-this-year-than-past-two-midterms-new-poll-finds/2018/10/28 https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/29/supreme-court-turns-away-pennsylvania-electoral-map-dispute.html https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/women-who-stray/201810/is-one-sexual-behavior-triggering-certain-groups


Green Day to Begin North American Tour in April

Los Angeles – Punk trio Green Day, up for six prizes at the Grammy Awards on Sunday will launch a five-week North American arena tour on April 15, the group’s Reprise Records label said. The 27-date trek, heavy on college towns, begins in Coral Gables, Fla. at the University of Miami’s Convocation Center, and wraps May 20 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary. Green Day will perform during the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will then play New Zealand, Australia and Japan in March. Their Grammy nominations include album of the year and rock album… Read more »


Green Day's 'Idiot' Hits 2 Million in U.S.

Green Day topped the U.S. pop albums chart for a second consecutive week Wednesday, passing the two million sales mark and extending its lead over Eminem during a quiet sales period. Overall U.S. album sales in the week ended Jan. 16 were down 9.5% from the previous week at 9.6 million units and 8.6% lower than the same week last year. Year-to-date sales stand at 20.3 million units, down 20% from 2004. Green Day’s “American Idiot” (Reprise) sold almost 100,500 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, up 271 copies from the previous week. Along with Shania Twain’s “Greatest Hits,” which bolted… Read more »


Green Day's 'Idiot' Back at No. 1 on U.S. Charts

Los Angeles – Grammy-nominated punk trio Green Day returned to the top of the U.S. pop charts Wednesday with its hit opus “American Idiot,” which sold just 178 copies more than Eminem’s reigning champ. “American Idiot” (Reprise/Warner Bros.) sold 100,167 copies in the week ended Jan. 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan, taking its total to 1.9 million units. Worldwide sales stand at over five million copies, the label said. Upon its Sept. 21 release, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, a first for Green Day, and it also opened at No. 1 in Britain, Canada, Japan… Read more »


Green Day's 'Idiot' Fueling Banner Year

Las Vegas – With a No. 1 debut for its current album “American Idiot,” and now Tuesday’s news of six Grammy nominations, Green Day has found itself back in the spotlight. But if the punk-rock trio has its way, its Reprise album may yet fuel a crossover into an entirely new medium. “We’re definitely working on a film based on the album,” bassist Mike Dirnt told Billboard.com ahead of the group’s performance on Wednesday’s Billboard Music Awards. “I mean, the story is already there. But to some degree, it will depend on who ends up doing the writing as to… Read more »


Green Day Walk "Idiot"

Green Day will preview its forthcoming album, American Idiot, in its entirety on a short run of club dates beginning in Los Angeles on September 16th. The four-date tour will also visit Chicago on September 18th, New York on the 21st and Toronto on the 24th. The band has called the thirteen-track Idiot a “punk rock opera,” a concept album that includes “Jesus of Suburbia,” a nine-minute song broken into chapters with separate titles. “A band that’s known for the perfect two-minute song is now writing nine-minute epics,” singer Billy Joe Armstrong told Rolling Stone in May. “It’s scary to… Read more »


Controversy Erupts Over George Michael Vid Showing Bush As Idiot, Blair As Lapdog

Could George Michael’s latest single and video, “Shoot the Dog,” actually be a shot in the foot? Never one to shy away from controversy, Michael has outdone himself with the animated clip, his first foray into the world of political satire, in which he takes on President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and the Queen Mum. In the song, Michael criticizes British foreign policy – at least when it comes to dealings with the Middle East – as being too closely aligned with that of the U.S. The video depicts Bush as an idiot and Blair as… Read more »


Green Day surprises crowd of Broadway show

Green Day fans attending Thursday night’s performance of the just-opened Broadway musical “American Idiot” got an extra-special treat following the final bow: The veteran rock trio jumped onstage for a surprise performance.

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