American Idiot

  1. Green Day's Mike Dirnt to Produce Indie Film 'Crickets'

    July 10, 2014 8:30 AM EDT Mike Dirnt is best known as the bassist of popular punk rock group Green Day, but now he's stepping into a new role: movie producer. Dirnt, along with Green Day's longtime manager Pat Magnarella, will produce “Crickets” from a script by ...

  2. Green Day, Chicago Blues, 'Sound City’ to Screen at SXSW

    January 31, 2013 3:01 PM EST SXSW will screen the world premieres of two films about Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day as well as films about the racial mix in the 1960s Chicago blues world, Burning Man and the travels of Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz. In addit ...

  3. Green Day: How the Year's Most Ambitious Project Came Together

    July 11, 2012 6:45 PM EDT 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 after an eight-month hiatus. That audience - al ...

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

    April 11, 2012 8:08 PM EDT 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 "¡Tré!," ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 'Memphis' Wins Best Musical Tony Award

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Memphis," an interracial romance set against the backdrop of the 1950s rhythm 'n' blues explosion, has won the 2010 Tony Award for best musical. The show of soulful sounds and a parade of engaging characters beat out "Fel ...

  9. Green Day 'Rock Band' Game Arrives

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With a hit Broadway show and now their own edition of the "Rock Band" franchise, Green Day is establishing themselves as a punk rock brand. "I just like being diverse and trying new things as far as Green Day is concerned," say ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Green Day Claims Euro Year-End Leadership

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'American Idiot' holds off 'Bedlam' in '05 chart. 'American Idiot' holds off 'Bedlam' in '05 chart. News ...

  15. 'American Idiot' Collects Double IFPI Platinum Award

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day's 2004 hit "American Idiot" (Reprise) marched on to double IFPI Platinum Europe status in March, according to certifications issued today (April 14) by the international trade body. Green Day's 2004 hit "American ...

  16. 'American Idiot' Collects Double IFPI Platinum Award

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day's 2004 hit "American Idiot" (Reprise) marched on to double IFPI Platinum Europe status in March, according to certifications issued today (April 14) by the international trade body. Green Day's 2004 hit "American ...

  17. '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) ...

  18. '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 ...

  19. '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 ...

  20. '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 ...

  21. '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) after several sales spurts including a 3-1 climb in Austria and 12-5 in France. Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 10 ...

  22. Green Day Extends Euro Chart Reign

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) starts a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. The set holds at No. 3 in Germany and climbs 6-4 in Greece and 6-5 in both Italy and Denmark. The trio p Green Day's "American ...

  23. Green Day Extends Euro Chart Reign

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) starts a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. The set holds at No. 3 in Germany and climbs 6-4 in Greece and 6-5 in both Italy and Denmark. The trio p Green Day's "American ...

  24. 'Idiot' Still Rules Europe

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) holds on to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums for a second week, fending off the Chemical Brothers' "Push the Button" (Virgin), which bows at No. 2. Green Day’s “American Idiot” ( ...

  25. 'American Idiot' Rules Europe

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST In its 18th week on European Top 100 Albums, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) rises from No. 2 to top the composite survey for the first time. The album spent its first three weeks at No. 4 in S In its 18th week on European To ...

  26. 'American Idiot' Rules Europe

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST In its 18th week on European Top 100 Albums, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) rises from No. 2 to top the composite survey for the first time. The album spent its first three weeks at No. 4 in S In its 18th week on European To ...

  27. 'Idiot' Regains Billboard 200 Throne

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day returns to the top of The Billboard 200, as "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner Bros.) jumps 2-1 to oust Eminem. "Idiot" makes the move despite a 41% decline in U.S. sales from last week to 100 Green Day returns to the t ...

  28. 'Idiot' Regains Billboard 200 Throne

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day returns to the top of The Billboard 200, as "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner Bros.) jumps 2-1 to oust Eminem. "Idiot" makes the move despite a 41% decline in U.S. sales from last week to 100 Green Day returns to the t ...

  29. Green Day Ready To Roll

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Green Day will embark on an extensive North American tour in support of its new Reprise album "American Idiot." New Found Glory and Sugarcult are also on the bill. Green Day will embark on an extensive North American tour in support of i ...

  30. Green Day

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The unveiling of Green Day's first studio album in four years shows new set "American Idiot" to be rambunctious and focused. The unveiling of Green Day's first studio album in four years shows new set "American Idiot" ...