After several months on the sidelines brought about by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's visit to a drug and alcohol rehab center, Green Day returned to the stage Sunday (March 10) night in Pomona, Calif., with a 22-song set that was heavy on hits and light on material from their recent one-two-three punch of '¡Uno!,' '¡Dos!' and '¡Tré!'
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"F--- the Network," Billie Joe Armstrong has said repeatedly when asked about the rumors that his famed punk trio, Green Day, was behind the Network, a mysterious New Wave band that emerged in 2003 wearing masks, going by bizarre nicknames and sounding a lot like Green Day ... if Green Day had gone New Wave. Armstrong and his band mates never admitted it, but their membership in the Network was an open secret until the group's final show, a 2005 gig opening for -- you guessed it -- Green Day.
Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong talks in the new Rolling Stone about the drug use that landed him in rehab last year, revealing that he used to carry so many prescription pills around that his "backpack sounded like a giant baby rattle." He also admits to using "prayer through meditation" to help stay sober.
Green Day have made a pair of documentaries and produced their own Broadway musical, and recently, they even announced plans to premiere a documentary about producing their own Broadway show. About the only thing left for the veteran punk trio to do is to be the subject of a big-screen, feature-length biopic. Sounds awesome as f---, but who would play Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool? Check out our casting picks below.
Up until they released ‘Dookie’ on Feb. 1, 1994, Green Day were destined for a short, unheralded career as pop-punk never-rans with a pair of indie albums that didn’t make much noise outside of their Berkeley backyard. But that all changed after they signed with a major label, hooked up with a producer who wasn’t afraid of selling a few records and zeroed in on a set of songs that captured how 97 percent of pot-smoking, masturbating teenage boys spent their day.
Green Day fans are undeniably thrilled about the band's rescheduled spring tour -- but there has been some drama mixed in with the excitement. The pop-punk trio decided to implement a new rule for purchasing tickets for their April 7 performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Those who bought floor seats were told they couldn’t pick up their tickets in advance; instead, they were advised to retrieve them at the box office on the day of the show.