Green Day

  • Film

    October 16, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Green Day Apparently No Longer Cool Enough for British Radio

    If anyone sees Green Day drummer Tre Cool wandering around his North Beach neighborhood this week, be sure to give him a little cuddle. Over in the U.K., the heads of one of Britain's most popular radio stations, Radio 1, have decided that Green Day is no longer worthy of broadcasting. The station's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    Green Day Wins Copyright Suit

    Thank copyright law for bringing Green Day back to its punk roots, even though the band has sold well over 70 million records, its members helped conceive a Broadway opera, the lead singer is a family man, and the drummer still goes by the somewhat antiquated stage handle, "Tre Cool." Today Green D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The 7 Most Iconic Bay Area Band Logos

    By TAMARA PALMER and IAN S. PORT Having a great band logo is more than art; it's also part science, alchemy, and business smarts. To create something impactful is like capturing lightning in a bottle, and a successful effort results in an image fans will want to show off for years. A few local grea ... More >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Green Day Needs to Stop Releasing So Many Things at the Same Time

    Hold onto your skinny jeans, everybody, because Green Day has not one, but two movies showing at this year's SXSW film festival in Austin next month. One is titled Broadway Idiot (a documentary about Billie Joe Armstrong's work on the American Idiot musical) and the other is called ¡Cuatro! (a docu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Nor-Cal (Green Day) Lands at No. 2 on the Charts, Just Ahead of So-Cal (No Doubt)

    There was a little bit of Nor-Cal vs. So-Cal rivalry on the charts this week, as Green Day and No Doubt, punk-y '90s outfits from opposite halves of the greatest state in the union, dropped their first new projects in a while. And whaddaya know? Nor-Cal won -- at least by the metric of album sales ... More >>

  • Music

    September 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Sorry, Billie Joe, But Your Onstage Freak-Out Was Not Punk

    [Editor's note: Former SF Weekly intern Matt Saincome fronts a killer straight-edge hardcore band called Zero Progress. Seeing as he, like Green Day, hails from the East Bay, we decided he should be the one to remind Billie Joe Armstrong why having a meltdown onstage and going to rehab for substance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong To Enter Rehab After Onstage Meltdown

    Days before Green Day releases the first of an ambitious trio of new albums, singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong announced plans to enter rehab for substance abuse after he went on a profane tirade and stormed offstage at a Las Vegas concert on Friday. In the wake of Armstrong's troubles, Gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Green Day's New Album ¡Uno! Is Streaming in Full, If You Don't Mind Dealing With Nokia

    And today, the exciting first installment of our riveting three-part series, What Will Green Day Do Next? After the shouty, stadium rock success of American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, after touring Broadway and Billie Joe becoming a mentor on The Voice, what will be the East Bay pop-punk trio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    The Top 6 New Green Day Songs, and How to Remember Them

    It's only a few weeks until Green Day begins firing its trio of new albums -- ¡Uno! ¡Dos! and ¡Tres! -- out into the world. And surprisingly, given the stature of the band, a great deal of the new songs have already been posted or leaked to the Internet. With ¡Uno! due Sept. 25, it's high time w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Green Day's "Oh Love" Video: "Let's Get a Bunch of Models and Bore Them With Our New Song!"

    So far we've heard two songs off the upcoming trio of Green Day albums, one pretty good ("Kill the DJ") and one pretty mediocre ("Oh Love"). For some reason the band decided to make a video for the latter. Their apparent strategy: Collect a handful of lithe vixens, dress them up in ridiculous Sexy W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Billie Joe Armstrong to Become Mentor on 'The Voice'

    Well, we certainly didn't see this coming: Rolling Stone reports today (via AP) that Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will be a mentor on the upcoming season of NBC's hit TV music competition The Voice, helping the members of Christina Aguilera's team sing their best. His primetime TV arriva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Green Day's Perfunctorily Catchy "Oh Love": Is This Band Pulling a Weezer?

    Remember how, after he thought it'd been long enough for everyone to forget about Pinkerton, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo put out the green album, went back on MTV, and sang a bunch of frothy pop songs that never even pretended to mean anything? Catchy, featherweight singles like "Hash Pipe" and "Island in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Musical Review: Green Day's American Idiot Plants a Punk Rock Flag on Broadway

    Green Day's American Idiot (The Musical) Wednesday, June 13, 2012 The Orpheum Theatre Better than: Bitching about people who are making something new. There are two kinds of people in the punk world: Those who think the members of Green Day were sellouts for turning their heart-shaped-hand-grenad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Performs at Mark Zuckerberg's Wedding

    Yes, really: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performed over last weekend at Mark Zuckerberg's wedding. What this TMZ video would lead us to believe was later confirmed by People. And while we're usually not thrilled about the icky "Hey we're rich now, entertain us" aspect of the moneyed class payin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Green Day To Sing "About Fucking" on New Album

    So what is Green Day up to in a world where Obama is president (for a little while, at least) and the U.S. is extricating itself from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Well, besides playing surprise shows in small venues like S.F.'s Mezzanine, and bringing the Broadway musical version of American Idiot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Goodbye, Lookout! Records: A Tribute in 10 Songs

    You may have heard over the last few days that Berkeley's Lookout! Records -- one of the world's most treasured punk rock labels, and the place that Green Day got its start -- is closing for good, back catalog and all. If you were a punk rocker in the '90s, this news feels a little bit like losing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Billie Joe Armstrong's New Signature Guitar Is an Attempt to Rewrite Green Day History

    The offending axe.​Billie Joe, say it ain't so!​Other than the Les Paul -- an iconic six-string now far more famous than its namesake -- signature model guitars are generally an exercise in cynical maneuvering and kitschy accessories, put out by instrument companies aiming to capitalize on the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Chali 2na on How To Travel in Poor Man's First Class, and Getting Pelted with Bottles by Green Day Fans

    Chali 2na​At six-foot five-inches tall, traveling the touring circuit can be far from comfortable for the rapper and ex-Jurassic 5 member Chali 2na -- not least when it comes to squeezing himself into airplane seats intended for those of a markedly smaller stature. So as he prepares to kick off a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    The Car Cassette Player Is Dead; Long Live the Car Cassette Player

    We'll miss that narrow, noisy slot.​Word broke recently that audio cassette players in cars are no more. The format, which reached its peak in the '80s, made its final appearance in 2010 Lexus models. Considering that CDs themselves are increasingly viewed as obsolete, this news regarding tape dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Watch a Video Tease for Green Day's Subtly Named New Live Album, 'Awesome As Fuck'

    Christopher VictorioWonder if this dude will make the film?​Well, strike one up for subtlety. The Gilman street snots turned Broadway rocking arena kings known as Green Day have plans for new a live album titled -- yes, really -- Awesome As Fuck.As crude a moniker as this may be, it's also not wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Kaiken 2009 Malbec Mendoza

    ​Tuesday night we went to Boulevard and blew the rent. After two Woodford Reserve Manhattans, the sommelier John helped us pick out an astounding Barolo from Piedmont that set us back $165. Good thing the foie gras was amazing and the northern halibut was as close to the empyrean as one gets w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Green Day's Secret for Awesome Live Shows: Booze, Booze, Booze

    "I am so wasted right now!"​Oakland punkers Green Day put on one hell of a live show. At the homecoming of their U.S. tour at Shoreline in September, Billy Joe Armstrong and Co. dragged a bunch of fans onstage -- including one girl who required a lot of effort to get up there -- nearly made out wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Green Day's Tour Homecoming Hits Shoreline Amphitheatre

    Christopher Victorio​Green Day AFI Shoreline Amphitheatre September 4, 2010 (Far) better than: A skeptical old Green Day fan would expect. "HOME! HOME! I'M FUCKING HOME!" erupted Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Saturday, his first words after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Video of the Day: Green Day Cover the Stones on Jimmy Fallon

    Local boys Green Day went on Jimmy Fallon last night and tore through a cover of the Stones' "Rip This Joint," punking the Exile on Main Street song up with manic pacing and Billie Joe's signature guyliner. Follow us @SFAllShookDown.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Weekly Ink: Got Tattooed With Green Day

    Vital Statistics: Christy Colcord, video store co-owner. Spotted: At her store, Lost Weekend, on Valencia in the Mission. Tattoo: The logo for a music venue she really dug in northern Holland. When/Where: "I got it in 1990. I was living in London at the time, booking European tours for ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Green Day to Make Its Version of 'Rocky Horror'?

    ​Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong is taking his dreams of a rock opera-cum-theatrical musical one step further. American Idiot the hit CD is currently being transformed into a musical at Berkeley Rep, where it will run for one month starting September 4. Already it seems Armstrong has hopes that sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Green Day to Wal-Mart: Fuck Censorship

      Moral Crusaders? Green DayLooks like everyone who called Green Day sell-outs owes the band an apology. After releasing 21st Century Breakdown, their most ambitious album ever, the band followed up by doing the most punk thing they've ever done: refuse to sell a clean ve ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Green Day Featured in New York Times

    We've still got a few days to go before Green Day's new album, 21st Century Breakdown, drops (on May 15, if you're wondering). And Bay Area audiences might be sick of the pop-punk superstars already, after a recent frenzy of live shows at mostly smaller venues previewing the new record. But while we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Photos: Green Day's Wednesday Set at the Uptown

    Green Day stepped across Telegraph Avenue to Oakland's Uptown Wednesday night for yet another somewhat-secret show -- reeling in what could be the largest audience in the venue's history. Photos by Richard Haick.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Another Day, Another Green Day Show Annoucement: Uptown Tonight

    Get ready to cram into the Uptown tonight, Green Day fans. The punk trio continues its guerrilla tour of the Bay Area this week with a stop at the Oakland nightclub. Tickets are $20 a pop, show starts at 8 p.m. Our clubs editor, John Graham, confides that he hopes Green Day plays at the Hemlock next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Last Night: Green Day's Last-Minute Show at the Independent

    Phil MucciGreen Day April 7, 2009The IndependentReview by Ross DrakeBetter Than: Standing on the sidewalk in the rain, openly pining for Green Day tickets Arriving at the Independent quite unexpectedly for a surprise, sold-out show announced just hours beforehand, Green Day was everything you'd exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Green Day to Play the Independent Tonight

    Another Planet just announced that East Bay punks Green Day will give fans the opportunity for a rare intimate show tonight when they headline the Independent. Tickets at $20 a pop (2-ticket limit), and one imagines they're gonna go fast. 

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Green Day gets all "Mamma Mia!" at BRT

    If the soon-to-be-inescapable buzz around Green Day's upcoming album, 21st Century Breakdown wasn't loud enough, the East Bay boys jaded punx love to hate (and the music industry bows down to as one of its few remaining commercially-viable acts) have added yet more cultural cache to their already- ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Green Day Reissues Their Entire Catalog - On Vinyl

    There's nothing quite like crispy, shrink-wrapped vinyl LPs, is there? In anticipation of Green Day's  upcoming new release, 21st Century Breakdown, Reprise Records has announced it will be reissuing the Berkeley pop-punx entire catalog on audiophile 12-inch vinyl throughout 2009. The G-Day LP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Green Day Announces Release Date for New Album

    It won't be out until May, but it's hardly a stretch to call Green Day's upcoming release, titled 21st-Century Breakdown --their first since 2004's American Idiot, which won the Best Rock Album Grammy--one of the most "highly-anticipated rock albums of 2009." Do we sound like film critic Peter Trave ... More >>

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    November 24, 2004

    Sunrise on a Green Day

    Green Day's latest proves that a punk band can be popular and relevant, even in the Bay Area

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    May 17, 1995

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