1. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to Mentor on 'The Voice'

    July 27, 2012 1:20 PM EDT The Voice has added another mentor for its third season. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined NBC's singing competition as a mentor to Christina Aguilera's team, according to a tweet sent out by the show's staff Thursday night. "Welcome Billie Joe (…

  2. Green Day: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 16, 2012 3:00 PM EDT How the year's most ambitious project -- three albums over 16 weeks -- came together Two hundred fifty people packed into the Tiki Bar in the Orange County city of Costa Mesa, Calif., on Aug. 11, 2011, paying $20 a head the day before to see one of the world's biggest rock bands…

  3. Insider Tips of the Week: Jay-Z, B.o.B., Carly Rae Jepsen

    July 13, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Chart Article The hot, slow days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com is bringing you a weekly heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips, and key recommendations -- all designed to keep you…

  4. Exclusive: Green Day Documentaries Coming with Album Trilogy

    July 09, 2012 8:44 PM EDT Two documentaries on Green Day are expected to complement the release of three albums between late September and the middle of January. Filmmakers Tim Lynch, a producer of "Green Day: Bullet in a Bible," and Tim Wheeler, a co-producer and editor of "The White Stripes Under…

  5. Green Day Debuts 'Dos!' Album Artwork

    June 21, 2012 2:50 PM EDT Exactly a week after unveiling the album artwork for their upcoming Sept. 25 album, "¡Uno!," Green Day debuted the artwork for the second installment of the three-part series, "¡Dos!," due out Nov. 13. Green Day Unveils "¡Uno!" Album Artwork Similar to the "…

  6. Green Day Forced to Cancel 'Secret' Show

    June 20, 2012 3:05 PM EDT Green Day was forced to cancel their upcoming "secret" show after the city of Burbank denied them the necessary permits due to concerns over crowd control. The California city apparently doesn't agree with frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who tweeted "There's no such…

  7. Green Day Unveils 'Uno!' Album Artwork

    June 14, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Green Day fans were treated to a sneak peek Thursday (June 14), when the band debuted the album artwork for their upcoming Sept. 25 album, "¡Uno!" The release, the pop-punk trio's first since 2009's "21st Century Breakdown," will be closely followed by two more…

  8. Green Day Announces New Album Trilogy: First Disc Out In September

    April 11, 2012 7:10 PM EDT 'We are going epic as f--k!' the band proclaims You thought recording a rock opera was epic? Try releasing a trilogy of albums in the span of four months! Green Day has announced the release of three -- yes, three -- new albums, titled "¡Uno!," "¡Dos!" and "…

  9. Green Day To Induct Guns N' Roses Into Rock Hall

    April 03, 2012 6:45 PM EDT One iconic band will send another (slightly older) iconic band into the annals of rock immortality, as Green Day will induct Guns N' Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to Rolling Stone , Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool will deliver the GN'R induction…

  10. Green Day Starts Recording New Album, Armstrong Confirms

    February 15, 2012 12:40 PM EST Green Day have been dancing around heading into the studio and cutting the follow-up to 2009's "21st Century Breakdown" for quite some time, but on Tuesday (Feb. 14), frontman Billie Joe Armstrong announced via Twitter that the trio has begun recording a new full-length. "…

  11. John Varvatos Grabs Green Day For Spring 2012 Campaign

    January 13, 2012 11:50 AM EST Edgy fashion label John Varvatos may be bold enough to house a retail store in the former location of legendary punk club CBGB, but now seems they're rock'n'roll enough for Green Day. The pop-punk trio follows in the footsteps of the Roots, Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop as the new…

  12. Green Day Debuts New Songs at Secret Halloween Show in NYC

    October 28, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Welcoming Halloween with a bang last night (Oct. 27), Green Day took the stage at a secret NYC show at the intimate Studio at Webster Hall. The band performed primarily new material and covers -- complete in costume. Announced less than 24 hours before tickets went on sale (for $20 each, and…

  13. Patrick Stump, 'Soul Punk': Track-By-Track Review

    October 18, 2011 5:30 PM EDT "If this is it, I want to go out with a bang," Patrick Stump sings on "Explode," the opening track on "Soul Punk." It's a sentiment that hangs over the singer's debut full-length, which Stump recorded following eight years as the frontman of Fall Out…

  14. Green Day Debuts Amy Winehouse Tribute, 'Amy,' at California Show

    August 15, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Along with playing a slew of previously unheard tracks, Green Day honored the late Amy Winehouse by debuting a new song, "Amy," at their "secret" show in Costa Mesa, Calif., last Thursday (Aug. 11). Three days later, the band posted the full lyrics to the song on its…

  15. Billboard Bits: Tyler, The Creator Predicts Death, Patrick Stump Pairs With Lupe Fiasco

    June 28, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Tyler, The Creator Predicts His Death, Talks Columbine Tragedy The 20-year-old Odd Future frontman Tyler, The Creator recently told UK music magazine Q that he expects to be dead at 40. "Either an obsessed fan…

  16. Billboard Bits: 'Yakety Yak' Singer Dies, 'Glee' Wants Springsteen

    June 13, 2011 5:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Yakety Yak' Singer of The Coasters Dies Carl Gardner, lead singer of '50s group the Coasters, passed away Sunday (June 12) in Port St. Lucie, Florida after an extended illness. As a statement on the…

  17. Green Day Working on 'A Ton of New Songs,' Says Armstrong

    May 31, 2011 12:50 PM EDT G reen Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has revealed that he and the rest of the pop-punk group are hard at work on new music through a series of Twitter posts. "Ok here's the scoop. GD has been jamming new songs everyday," Armstrong posted on Twitter early Tuesday morning …

  18. 'American Idiot' Broadway Show Closing in April

    March 10, 2011 1:00 PM EST "American Idiot," the Broadway show based off Green Day 's 2004 album of the same name, will close, the producers announced in a statement Thursday. Ticket sales had plummeted when the band's front man, Billie Joe Armstrong, departed earlier this month. Box office sales…

  19. Watch: 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' From Green Day's 'Awesome As F**k'

    March 09, 2011 11:51 AM EST In anticipation of its upcoming "Awesome as F**k" live album/DVD, Green Day tweeted a link to video of the DVD's live recording of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" last night. Video: Green Day, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" Live in Japan The performance, recorded…

  20. 'American Idiot' Broadway Sales Plummet After Green Day Frontman Exits

    March 08, 2011 9:10 AM EST Broadway's "American Idiot" saw a steep dropoff in ticket sales following the departure of special guest star Billie Joe Armstrong. In the first week following the exit of Amstrong -- who fronts the rock band Green Day , upon whose music the production was built around -- the…

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