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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.

VH1 Classic Original Hit Series "That Metal Show" Episodes With New Rock Icons

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VH1 Classic, the ultimate destination for rock and metal, is giving fans the opportunity to catch their favorite musicians with all new episodes of “Behind The Music: Remasterd” and the new sixth season of “That Metal Show.”

VH1’s Emmy Award-nominated and critically acclaimed series “Behind The Music,” returns to continue some of the rock world’s most iconic stories. VH1 Classic will air nine new one-hour episodes of “Behind the Music Remastered”featuring some of classic rocks’ seminal artists and bands.  Picking up where the original “Behind the Music” episode left off, VH1 Classic will air brand new interviews, footage, and video clips that update the stories of several classic artists over the last 10 to 15 years. Each episode premieres at 9PM*. Complete lineup below.

10/16 – Poison 
10/23 – Leif Garrett
10/30 – Alice Cooper
11/06 – Boy George
11/13 – Hall & Oates
11/20 – Duran Duran
11/27 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
12/04 –   Fleetwood Mac
12/11 – Green Day
American Idiot