Billie Joe Armstrong

  1. The Music Biz Remembers Phil Everly

    January 04, 2014 5:31 PM EST The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits (With Spotify Music Streams) The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits The Everly Brothers' Phil Everly Dead at 74 There is perhaps no greater measure of the legendary Everly Brothers& ...

  2. CBGB Film Festival Announces Lineup

    September 18, 2013 6:22 PM EDT This year’s CBGB Music & Film Festival will travel from the Bowery to Broadway with “CBGB” and “Broadway Idiot,” the documentary on Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and the making of the musical “American Idiot.” Taking place Oct. 8-13, abou ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Green Day, No Doubt Headed for Big Album Debuts on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    September 28, 2012 9:00 PM EDT As Billboard.biz reported on Sept. 26, Mumford & Sons' "Babel" is on course for a record-setting week on the next Billboard 200 albums chart. The band's second release may sell around 600,000 copies by the end of the tracki ...

  5. Clear Channel's John Sykes On Green Day at IHeartRadio: 'If a Set Goes Long, We Don't Care'

    September 24, 2012 11:23 AM EDT Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong tosses the neck of his guitar into the crowd following his expletive-filled rant at the end of the band's IHeartRadio set Friday night. (Photo: Getty Images) How did Clear Channel get No Doubt, Rihanna, T ...

  6. Backbeat: No Doubt, Green Day, Clear Channel Execs Backstage At IHeartRadio Festival

    September 24, 2012 10:38 AM EDT Members of No Doubt pose with Billboard's Andrew Hampp and their Billboard cover from August 18. "It's sort of the Super Bowl of music," Clear Channel 's programming chief Tom Poleman told Billboard days before the officia ...

  7. Morning Fix: Lucian Grainge on UMG-EMI; Barclays Center Vs. MSG; PSY Tops YouTube; Pussy Riot at NYU

    September 24, 2012 7:38 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. UMG's CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE ON GIVING UP PARLOPHONE, THE 'PROPAGANDA WAR.' FOR REGULATORY APPROVAL: After a whirlwind Friday in which Universal Music finally r ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Green Day Smashes Guitars, Storms Off Stage at IHeartRadio

    September 22, 2012 12:59 PM EDT Remains of the (Green) Day: Billie Joe Armstrong discards the neck of his guitar at iHeartRadio Music Festival (Getty Images) It seemed like things were running smoothly for the first night of the second annual IHeartRadio music festival in Las Ve ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Joins 'The Voice' as Mentor

    July 27, 2012 10:20 AM 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 Thursd ...

  12. New Green Day, No Doubt Singles Light Up Rock Radio

    July 23, 2012 1:58 PM EDT Ahead of their highly-anticipated new albums, Green Day and No Doubt rocket onto Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Rock Songs and Alternative radio airplay charts with new singles. Green Day's "Oh Love" (Warner Bros.) storms Rock S ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Exclusive: Green Day Documentaries To Coincide With New Album Trilogy

    July 09, 2012 8:33 PM EDT Two documentaries on Green Day are expected to complement the release of three albums between late September and the middle of January. Green Day Announces New Album Trilogy: First Disc Out In September Filmmakers Tim Lynch, a producer of "Gr ...

  15. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Faxon, Chris Lighty, Michael Stipe, More

    May 04, 2012 3:08 PM EDT More artists, executives, and celebrities have taken to social media to express sadness or pay tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who died today at the age of 47 . We've compiled some below, and more can be found here ...

  16. 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!," ...

  17. Lookout! Records Co-Founder Larry Livermore On Label's Shuttering

    January 19, 2012 9:30 AM EST Last week, Lookout! Records President Chris Appelgren announced on the label's website that the seminal Berkeley, Calif.-based punk rock label had completely closed shop. The label, which hasn't released any new material since 2005, will ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Kicked-Off Southwest Flight For Saggy Pants (i.e. 'Pants On the Ground Song')

    September 03, 2011 6:38 PM EDT Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong says his sagging pants cost him a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight. The singer-guitarist for the San Francisco Bay area band sent a message to his Twitter followers on Thursday expressing his indignation ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Petty To Receive Century Award From Armstrong

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty will receive the Century Award from Green Day vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong at next week's 2005 Billboard Music Awards. As previously reported, the event will be held Tuesday (Dec. Tom Petty will receive the Century Award ...

  25. Scene & Heard

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It is a war-torn 3069: Tattered survivors are hungry, ravaged, neglected. Enter Charles Manson, played by Billie Joe Armstrong, as the messiah. Read Margo Whitmire's column. It is a war-torn 3069: Tattered survivors are hungry, ravaged, negle ...