Billie Joe Armstrong reflects on the 25th anniversary of Green Day’s Dookie.
Green Day are selling a bunch of their gear on Reverb:
When the shop launches February 7, you’ll be able to buy a guitar used on Dookie, speaker cabinets still marked from the mud-fight at Woodstock ‘94, drum kits that have toured the world (and some remnants that have been set ablaze), vintage bass amps, and recording gear. Enter your email address in the signup box below to be notified as soon as the items are available.
Dunlop are releasing a new pedal crafted after Green Day’s Dookie sound.
Green Day have released a video for “Youngblood.”
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is a guest on the latest “Beyond + Back” podcast.
Billie Joe announced on Instagram that he’s currently writing new songs for Green Day.
Green Day have revealed that a custom inscription, reading “Green Day Sine 1986” was etched onto a chip on the NASA Mars Lander.
Billie Joe Armstrong’s project, The Longshot, is teasing on their Instagram something related to Foxboro Hottubs.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performed with Fred Armisen and Duff McKagan at the Johnny Ramone tribute gathering this past weekend. Some fan shot video can be found via YouTube.
Tré Cool announced on Instagram that he and his wife, Sara, are expecting a baby. Congratulations to the happy couple.
Green Day are currently practicing playing Dookie front-to-back. I’d see the shit out of that show.
I hadn’t seen this before, and it’s making the rounds online again, but footage of Green Day playing a show at their high-school in 1990 is up on YouTube.
Last year Green Day helped produce the documentary, Turn It Around, about the San Francisco east bay punk scene. The film is now coming to DVD and Blu-Ray and pre-order packages are now up.
Billie Joe Armstrong has assured fans that Green Day are not breaking up. His new project, The Longshot, have also announced some new tour dates. You can find those below.
Side projects, in general, are healthy for the long-term well being of a band as it allows the multiple band members to experiment with new sounds and ideas that may not be best suited for the main unit. That being said, it’s hard to find too many differences between Billie Joe’s new side gig, The Longshot, and Green Day. Billie Joe sounds just as confident as ever on the new LP and it initially reminded me of the sleek and polish of another recent side project (Foxboro Hottubs) but with more production sheen on The Longshot’s debut album.
The Longshot is comprised of guitarist Kevin Preston, drummer David Field, and bassist Jeff Matika (who has toured extensively with Green Day). “Love is for Losers” spans over 11 easily digestible tracks, with a total running time of 32 minutes. Kicking off the set with “The Last Time” Billie Joe croons, “I’ll give you all my blood, til it’s a waste of time/If that’s not good enough, you’re always on my mind.” These tongue-in-cheek lyrics are what we have grown to expect from our fearless pop-punk leader, yet it’s also a good album disclaimer of “take it or leave it.”
Billie Joe Armstrong’s new project, The Longshot, had their live debut at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in Oakland, California over the weekend. The band sold a limited edition 7″ vinyl at the show and the live band was filled out with Green Day touring guitarist Jeff Matika on bass and vocals, Kevin Preston on guitar, and David S. Field is on drums.
Billie Joe Armstrong’s new side project, The Longshot, have released a three song EP.
The Longshot, a new project from Billie Joe of Green Day, debuted their new song “Love is For Losers” on the radio the other day. It’s found its way to YouTube.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day has been teasing, what looks like, a new project called The Longshot on Instagram.
Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Blink-182 are all part of Jimmy Kimmel’s latest “mean tweets” segment.