Hey kids, see that thing with the magnetic tape on spools housed in a plastic cartridge that's pictured in the Green Day video above? To those of use old enough to remember Green Day riding their 'Basket Case' video out of the buzz bin and into the world of rock superstardom, the cassette tape is old hat. But for an entire generation born in the '90s, that obsolete technology may be as familiar as eight-tracks or vinyl records -- in other words, not familiar at all.
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The Killers showed up on last night's season finale of 'The Voice' to perform their latest single, 'Here With Me.' The Las Vegas rockers teamed up with contestant Cassadee Pope for the song -- a pairing that may have been a lucky one for Pope, who ended up being crowned the overall winner of Season 3 of 'The Voice' later in the show.
What started as an expletive-filled onstage meltdown during Green Day's performance at the iHeart Radio Festival in Las Vegas back in September soon turned into much more, following reports that singer Billie Joe Armstrong had been shipped off to rehab to deal with undisclosed substance abuse issues in the wake of the gig.
Who could have guessed that Green Day’s antidote to the ambitious and pretentious concept albums that have occupied their past decade would turn out to be just as ambitious and pretentious? Even though they claimed that the trio of albums they’d be releasing within three months of each other would be back-to-basics collections of short, snappy songs, the entire notion of three-albums-in-three-months is more than just a little conceited.
'¡Tre!,' the third and final installment in the Green Day album trilogy that started with '¡Uno!' and '¡Dos!' is streaming at iHeartRadio ahead of its Dec. 11 release. '¡Tre!' originally wasn't supposed to drop until early next year, but the band pushed up its release schedule following the cancellation of a North American tour in the wake of frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's trip to rehab for undisclosed substance abuse issues.
What comes after '¡Uno!,' '¡Dos!' and '¡Tre!?' '¡Quatro!,' of course, although Green Day won't be following their new trilogy of albums with a fourth record. '¡Quatro!' announced today, will not be another album, but rather a documentary offering a behind-the-scenes look into the making-of '¡Uno!,' '¡Dos!' and '¡Tre!'
For a band whose first hit was a slacker anthem about getting high and beating off, Green Day sure have become an ambitious band over the past 10 years. First, they dropped a chart-topping rock opera stuffed with political, personal and sociological insight. Then, after a globe-conquering tour, they released another rock opera, crammed with even deeper perceptions about what makes people tick in the 21st century.
Just because frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is laying low in rehab, it doesn't mean Green Day aren't somehow being productive. Yesterday, the band posted '¡Dos!' -- the second album from their '¡Uno!,' '¡Dos!' and '¡Tre!' trilogy -- online for streaming, and now, they're premiering the video for 'Stray Heart,' the disc's first single.