AMERICAN IDIOT

Rockers Green Day Take Hiatus

Rockers Green Day have announced plans to take a break following their upcoming tour of Australia.
The American Idiot hitmakers will be touring Down Under in February and March next year (14), but will subsequently take a hiatus to focus on other projects.
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong tells Britain’s BBC Radio 2, “We’re going to Australia, doing a tour there and then we’re going to take a break. We haven’t really been doing much. So it’s just nice to kind of do some other things, you know, when we get ready to do Green Day again, our batteries will be charged.”


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Green Day’s Broadway American Idiot Now A Musical Documentary

Broadway Idiot, a documentary about a play based on an album, is set to screen in select theaters this fall.

Green Day’s American Idiot, the album, was first released in 2004, then later adapted into a musical by the same time, which premiered in 2009 and opened on Broadway in 2010, before hitting the road as a tour in 2011.

Broadway Idiot, which was first announced back in January and premiered at South By Southwest in March, follows Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who appeared in some Broadway performances of the show, in his journey to adapt the album into a musical.

The Doug Hamilton-directed documentary showcases tons of behind the scenes footage, interviews, and more, and opens in New York on Oct. 11 and in select markets in the U.S., Canada, as well as on demand, Oct. 1st.

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Good News Dept: Green Day To Release Three Albums Over The Next Eight Months

Green Day put their humble beginnings to bed with the release of two epic concept albums that solidified themselves as one of the most essential contemporary American rock bands. But now, even the sprawl of American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown is too confining for the boys from Berkeley, as they have announced that they will be releasing a trio of brand new albums between September and January.

“We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives. This is the best music we’ve ever written, and the songs just keep coming,” the band said in a statement released by their publicist last night. “Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels.”

The albums will be titled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tre!, the third eschewing the proper Spanish spelling of “three” in favor of a reference to drummer Tré Cool. They represent the first proper releases from the band since 2009. ¡Uno! will hit stores on September 25, with ¡Dos! following on November 13 and ¡Tre! hitting on January 15 2013. There’s no indication about what the new music might sound like, though fans in Japan, France, Germany, and Italy may be able to get a preview when the band plays festivals in those countries later this summer.

Source:EW

Good News of The Day: Green Day Working On New Album

Green Day has announced that the band is working on its upcoming ninth album.

The news was revealed by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who posted a Tweet on Valentine’s Day: “Happy Valentine’s Day! Officially started recording the new record today. It’s F*** TIME!!!!”

It is not clear whether F*** Time is the name of the album. The band has, however, noted that the new LP will steer away from the concept-album theme of its last two albums, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown.

Green Day debuted a new song, “Carpe Diem,” during a live show in San Francisco last November, and has since performed various new tracks — including “Wow, That’s Loud” and “Make Out Party” — at other live events.

Green Day’s American Idiot musical recently finished a long stand on Broadway and will be touring the UK in October.

Original Broadway Cast Recording of American Idiot Wins 2011 Grammy Award

Reprise Records congratulates Green Day and Billie Joe Armstrong for winning a 2011 Grammy Award for “Best Musical Show Album” for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. Released in April, the official album features the 24-member cast of the smash-hit musical accompanied by Green Day, marking another incredible collaboration between the band and the musical. 
This is the fifth Grammy win for Green Day. The band has previously won twice in the “Best Rock Album” category for their platinum sellilng album 21 Century Breakdown, as well as for their blockbuster 2004 album American Idiot. They have also won in the “Record of the Year” category for the single “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” and in the “Best Alternative Music Performance” category for their Diamond-certified 1993 album Dookie.
American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey. The result, according to the Toronto Star, is“The first great musical of the 21st century!” Based on Green Day’s groundbreaking rock opera American Idiot, Armstrong and the band collaborated with one of the theatre’s most acclaimed creative teams, led by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning composer and orchestrator Tom Kitt, and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett, to bring this explosive, iconic album to the stage.
Billie Joe Armstrong is currently playing the role of “St. Jimmy” in American Idiot, through February 27, 2011, at the St. James Theatre, 246 West 44 Street.

Green Day Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong to Return to Broadway’s American Idiots!

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is returning to the Broadway stage – he will take part in 50 upcoming performances of his punk rock musical American Idiot.
Armstrong will reprise the role of St. Jimmy in the show inspired by Green Day’s songs after original castmember Tony Vincent bows out on 30 December (10), producers announced on Tuesday (Nov 30).

The rocker – who composed and co-wrote the show – will kick off the New Year as a Broadway star, making appearances from 1 to 9 January (11), and again from 18 to 30 January and 10 to 27 February (11).

Armstrong made his Broadway debut in the show in September (10), winning over theatre critics and sending box office sales soaring above $1 million (£666,670) during his week-long run. The show, which debuted in the Big Apple last April (10), grossed $600,000 (£400,000) last week (ends26Nov10).

Source: TheaterMania

Green Day To Release Nimrod: Wake-Up Video

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Green Day are one of the biggest rock bands in the world. They have their own musical on Broadway, their own version of “Rock Band” and scores of albums sold and awards on their shelves. But one of the most remarkable aspects about Green Day’s long career is that they have had two comebacks. It’s usually unthinkable for a band to have one over the course of 20-plus years, but the men of Green Day have done it twice. The second (and most recent) time came when they released their watershed album American Idiot in 2004 (which came out after the hugely disappointing Warning). But their first comeback came on this day in 1997 when they recovered from the critically and commercially weak Insomniac and dropped Nimrod.

After the darkness that permeated Insomniac, Nimrod represented both a return to form and a new series of ideas for Green Day. The old school fans gravitated to the three-chord zingers like “Nice Guys Finish Last” and “Platypus (I Hate You),” while the band scored new fans with a groovy surf rock instrumental (“Last Ride In”), power pop blasts (“Walking Alone”) and an acoustic ballad that scored thousands of high school graduations at the end of the millennium (“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”). Nimrod also features some of frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s deepest, most personal confessions, including stories about his family life and his struggles with alcohol.

Though it wasn’t as big a hit as “Good Riddance” or “Nice Guys Finish Last,” the key single fromNimrod is “Redundant,” as it lays down a catchy, powerful groove, has a melancholy lyric sheet and also came packaged with a great one-take video (watch for the cameo by Dita Von Teese).Nimrod
Source: MTV Newsroom

Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in American Idiot


Last night, September 28, Green Day frontman and the musical’s composer/ co-author Billie Joe Armstrong made his Broadway debut as “St. Jimmy” at the St. James Theatre in AMERICAN IDIOT. Armstrong will perform through Sunday, October 3, 2010. Immediately following this engagement, Mr. Armstrong will join Green Day in Caracas, Venezuela on October 8, 2010 to kick off their South American Tour. BroadwayWorld was on hand for his debut Broadway bow and brings you photo coverage below!

Original Broadway cast member and current “St. Jimmy,” Tony Vincent, will resume performances on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 following a leave of absence due to a personal family matter. Vincent’s understudies, Joshua Kobak and Andrew Call, will cover the role from Tuesday, October 5 – Sunday, October 10, 2010.

The smash-hit, Tony Award-winning musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9-11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey. The result, according to the Toronto Star, is “The first great musical of the 21st century!“ Read more  at Broadway World>>



Green Day’s Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong To Make His Broadway Debut

The producers of the critically acclaimed AMERICAN IDIOT  announced today that Green Day frontman and the musical’s composer/ co-author Billie Joe Armstrong will make his Broadway debut as “St. Jimmy” Tuesday, September 28 through Sunday, October 3, 2010  at the St. James Theatre, 246 West 44 Street.  Immediately following this engagement, Mr. Armstrong will join Green Day in Caracas, Venezuela on October 8, 2010 to kick off their South American Tour.  Original Broadway cast member and current “St. Jimmy,” Tony Vincent, will resume performances on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 following a leave of absence due to a personal family matter.   Vincent’s understudies,Joshua Kobak and Andrew Call, will cover the role from Tuesday, October 5 – Sunday, October 10, 2010.
The smash-hit, Tony Award-winning musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9-11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey.  The result, according to the Toronto Star, is “The first great musical of the 21st century!”
Based on Green Day’s groundbreaking rock opera American IdiotBillie Joe Armstrong and the band collaborate with one of the theatre’s most acclaimed creative teams, led by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning composer and orchestrator Tom Kitt, and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett, to bring this explosive, iconic album to the stage.