American Idiot

  1. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Seeking Substance Abuse Treatment After iHeartRadio Meltdown

    September 23, 2012 6:06 PM EDT Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to treatment for substance abuse. Sunday's announcement by the band's rep comes after the 40-year-old frontman had a meltdown onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Frida ...

  2. How Green Day, Warner Bros., MAC, Nokia, AT&T Teamed Up for Social Campaign With Potential Audience of 144 Million

    September 18, 2012 12:17 PM EDT The Nokia-AT&T tab on Green Day's Facebook page that allowed fans to participate in the promotion. Green Day hit New York City's Irving Plaza to help Nokia and AT&T launch Nokia Music in the U.S. with a performance to a packed cr ...

  3. Green Day Signs On as New Face of John Varvatos

    January 12, 2012 7:00 PM EST It wasn't long ago that Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was being booted from a Southwest flight for sagging pants and now, he's an official fashion model. The band has signed on to be the new face of John Varvatos' spring c ...

  4. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to Join 'American Idiot' for 50 Shows

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billie Joe Armstrong apparently liked his Broadway debut in "American Idiot" - he's signed on to return for 50 performances. Producers said Tuesday the Green Day frontman will reprise the role of St. Jimmy in the punk rock musical t ...

  5. Green Day Singer Joins Broadway's 'American Idiot'

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong is briefly joining the cast of "American Idiot," the Broadway musical he helped create based on the band's 2004 Grammy Award-winning album. The show's producers announced that Armstrong ...

  6. Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, 'American Idiot' Get Tony Nominations

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Fela!" the musical produced by Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, among others, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards Tuesday morning, tying it for most nominations on the year with "La Cage aux Folles." In additio ...

  7. Green Day's 'American Idiot' Heads To Broadway

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST The musical stage show adaptation of Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner) is moving to Broadway in the spring. It will open at St James Theatre on April 20, with previews in March. Casting for the production has not yet bee ...

  8. Depeche Mode Holds Off Green Day On Euro Chart

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode's "Sounds of the Universe" (Mute/EMI) fends off the challenge of Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music) to start a fourth week at Billboard's European Top 100 Albums summit. Lady ...

  9. Green Day Headed To No. 1 Debut On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT All signs point to a new No. 1 album at the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week, as we await the arrival of Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown." The Reprise/Warner Bros. set will see an off-cycle release on Friday, May 15. (Mo ...

  10. Green Day Announces Summer Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day has announced a slate of 38 summer dates that begins July 3 in Seattle and marks the chart-topping rock band's first full North American tour in more than three years. The summer trek, which will support the trio's May 15 album ...

  11. Green Day's 'American Idiot' To Be Stage Musical

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day's "American Idiot" is headed from disc to stage. Michael Mayer, the Tony Award-winning director of "Spring Awakening," is adapting the trio's 2004 concept album -- which sold 12 million copies worldwide and ...

  12. Calm Before the Storm as 'HSM2' Marks Fourth Week at No. 1

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's not a whole lot happening on The Billboard 200 this week as a light Sept. 4 release schedule yields only one debut in the top 40: Chiodos' "Bone Palace Ballet" at No. 5 ... "High School Musical 2" spends its f ...

  13. Nas Notches First No. 1 Album Since 1999

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nas nabs not only his fourth No. 1 album, but first since 1999, as "Hip Hop Is Dead" starts atop The Billboard 200. The set registers his best sales week since 2002 ... Justin Timberlake can thank "Saturday Night Live" for help ...

  14. Kaiser Chiefs Dominate BRIT Awards

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight (Feb. 15) at London's Earls Court. The alternative rock outfit took home British live act, British group and Briti Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to ...

  15. Kaiser Chiefs Dominate BRIT Awards

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight (Feb. 15) at London's Earls Court. The Leeds-England alternative rock outfit won three at the U.K. industry's show Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophi ...

  16. U2 Tops Mariah Carey, Kanye West With Five Grammy Wins

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey and Kanye West to win five awards at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held tonight (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band surprised many by U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey ...

  17. The Beat

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Green Day hopes 2006 brings the sounds of silence. One of the big winners at the Dec. 6 Billboard Music Awards, the band headed to Australia after the awards show for two concerts before officially pu Green Day hopes 2006 brings the sounds of sile ...

  18. Green Day Claims Euro Year-End Leadership

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) beat James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) to the No. 1 slot for 2005 as the Warner Music Group claimed the top two on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums ch Green Day&# ...

  19. Robbie Dethrones Madonna For Euro Crown

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' Christmas gift on European Top 100 Albums is a return to No. 1 with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), depriving Madonna of the festive crown with "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Br Green Day's &quo ...

  20. 50, Mariah Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent, Mariah Carey and Green Day are the top finalists for the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out Dec. 6 live on Fox from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. Rap legend LL Cool J 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Green Day are th ...

  21. AMAs Honor Pop, Rock, Country

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson triumphed last night (Nov. 22), each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Au Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Da ...

  22. Coldplay, Green Day Lead MTV Europe Winners

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 3 in Lisbon. With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day were the big winners tonight (Nov. 3) at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon. Coldplay won best song for “Speed of Sound,” the fir ...

  23. Coldplay, Green Day Lead MTV Europe Winners

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 3 in Lisbon. With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day were the big winners tonight (Nov. 3) at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon. Coldplay won best song for “Speed of Sound,” the fir ...

  24. Mariah Carey Leads AMA Nominees

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent, Green Day also receive noms. With four mentions, Mariah Carey leads the nominees for the 33rd annual American Music Awards (AMA). Kelly Clarkson, 50 Cent and Green Day each netted three nods for the honors, which will be handed out Nov. 2 ...

  25. West Tops Chart For 2nd Week

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Strong second week sales of Kanye West's "Late Registration" and a resurgence by 50 Cent's "The Massacre" deny the latest album by the Rolling Stones the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 this week. But Strong second we ...

  26. Duff Set Remains 'Most Wanted' At No. 1

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For a second week, Hilary Duff finds her "Most Wanted" greatest hits set atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 51% second week decline to U.S. sales of 101,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the For a second week, Hilary Duff finds ...

  27. Report: Universal Grows Global Share In 2004

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has widened its share of the global $33.6 billion music market in 2004, despite the creation of rival Sony BMG, according to data published yesterday (Aug. 2) by the IFPI. Universal Music Group has widened its share of the gl ...

  28. Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) is No. 1 for a seventh straight week. Shakira's "Fijacion Oral Vol.1" (Epic) stands at No. 2 again, after seven In an unchang ...

  29. Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) is No. 1 for a seventh straight week. Shakira's "Fijacion Oral Vol.1" (Epic) stands at No. 2 again, after seven In an unchang ...

  30. Green Day Dominates MTV VMA Nominations

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards will be broadcast live Aug. 28. With eight nods, Green Day tops the list of nominees for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, include six for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and two for "American Idiot." Gwen Stefani and Missy ...

  31. Thomas Makes Billboard History

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Solo set soars straight to No. 1 Rob Thomas makes Billboard 200 chart history this week with "Something To Be" (Melisma/Atlantic), which debuts at No. 1 with 252,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Matchbox Twenty ...

  32. Mariah Bursts In With 404K

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mudvayne bows at No. 2. Mariah Carey grabs the best opening sales week of her career as her eighth studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island/IDJMG), arrives atop The Billboard 200 with 404,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen Sou ...

  33. Mariah Bursts In With 404K

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey grabs the best opening sales week of her career as her eighth studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island/IDJMG), arrives atop The Billboard 200 with 404,000 U.S. copies, according t Mariah Carey grabs the best opening ...

  34. 50 Cent Holds On In Slow Sales Week

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Evans bows at No. 2. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) notches a sixth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 22% from last week to 165,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Faith Evans arr ...

  35. 50 Cent Holds On In Slow Sales Week

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "The Massacre" notches a sixth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 22% from last week to 165,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) no ...

  36. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Larry the Cable Guy scores record comedy sales. The biggest sales week of Beck's career isn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200. The rapper's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) reigns ...

  37. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The biggest sales week of Beck's career isn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200. The rapper's "The Massacre" reigns for a fifth consecutive week, with U.S. sales of 211,00 The biggest sales wee ...

  38. 50 Cent Holds Strong

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Now 18' bows at No. 2 with 339K. 50 Cent's Shady/Aftermath/Interscope album "The Massacre" holds onto the top slot of The Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, despite a 53% drop in U.S. sales to 364,000 units, accor ...

  39. 50 Cent Holds Strong

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" holds onto the top slot of The Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, despite a 53% drop in U.S. sales to 364,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 50 Cent's Shady/Aftermath/Interscope album &q ...

  40. 'Massacre' Destroys Billboard 200 Opposition

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson jumps to No. 2. 50 Cent still has no competitors on The Billboard 200, as "The Massacre" scores U.S. sales of 771,000 units in its second week on top, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Despite a 32% drop for the Shady/Aftermat ...

  41. 'Massacre' Destroys Billboard 200 Opposition

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson jumps to No. 2. 50 Cent still has no competitors on The Billboard 200, as "The Massacre" scores U.S. sales of 771,000 units in its second week on top, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Despite a 32% drop for the Shady/Aftermat ...

  42. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idiot" (Reprise) gives Green Day a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It spends another week at the top in Switzerland and holds down top-five positions in five other countries. "American Idiot" (Reprise) ...

  43. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST European sales surge for Ray Charles. "American Idiot" (Reprise) gives Green Day a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It spends another week at the top in Switzerland and holds down top-five positions in five other countries ...

  44. 'O' Yes -- Omarion Is No. 1

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Solo debut moves 182K. Former B2K frontman Omarion bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with solo debut "O" (T.U.G./Epic), which scores U.S. sales of 182,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Sony BMG says 30% of the first-week sales ...

  45. 'O' Yes -- Omarion Is No. 1

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former B2K frontman Omarion bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with solo debut "O" (T.U.G./Epic), which scores U.S. sales of 182,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set sends last week's ch Former B2K frontman Omarion bow ...

  46. 'American Idiot' Continues European Reign

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) begins a fifth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after another impressive sales period across the region. The set moves 3-1 in Switzerland and 2-1 in Swe Green Day's "American ...

  47. 'American Idiot' Continues European Reign

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) begins a fifth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after another impressive sales period across the region. The set moves 3-1 in Switzerland and 2-1 in Swe Green Day's "American ...

  48. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  49. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  50. 'American Idiot' Continues Euro Chart Reign

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "American Idiot" (Reprise). Sales jump in several territories, good for a 3-1 climb in Austria and 12-5 in France. Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on Europea ...

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