Green Day articles
Tre Cool may not have quite as many tattoos as his fellow band mates, so that just makes the few he does have even cooler. Inspired by the East Bay and…Mike, his collection of tattoos is wicked awesome.
American Idiot being the sensational album that it is, received a very special award known as a Recording Academy Honor. Read on to see what makes this such an outstanding award to win and what all happened when it was presented to Green Day.
Billie Joe has been able to accomplish amazing things throughout his musical career. Obviously, you need support and motivation to reach the heights of rock stardom like Billie has, and his family has given him that encouragement. From way back when he was a kid being given his first guitar, to now when he is prompted to follow and defend his beliefs, Billie truely has a family he can be very proud of.
How many of you have your own personal moon man collection? Not too many, but Green Day does, maybe no real astronauts, but the little statues are just as cool. At the "wet and wild" themed 2005 Video Music Awards, Green Day swept Miami, Florida with a pyro-filled, action packed performance, and graciously accepted not one, not two, but seven Video Music awards, or moon men as they have been called.
It may not look like something out of a dream, but that's exactly what CBGB's was for the up-and-coming punk bands of the 70's. At a time when disco was all the rage and "street music" (later called "punk") was unheard of, CBGB's almost accidentally began a trend that developed into a punk rock craze.
For Green Day, 2005 has been one hell of a year. Awards, world domination and more awards. But the success of a band cannot be measured in record sales and trophies alone. The mark of a truly great band is one that can play in both a dingy basement and in an arena before 65,000 fans and pull it off. And on two sunny days in mid June, Green Day did just that. The Milton Keynes National Bowl provided Green Day with the perfect stage to perform. A gargantuan outdoor venue which can hold up to 65,000 people has seen the appearance of Michael Jackson, Metallica and Bon Jovi in recent years.
Warning: If you attended one of the ’05 Idiot Tour concerts, be prepared for the memory floodgates to open while watching this DVD. Bullet in a Bible, released on the streets November 15th 2005 by Reprise Records, is Green Day’s very first live DVD and CD. It documents the two largest Green Day shows ever performed, at the Milton Keynes Bowl in Buckingham, England on June 18th and19th 2005, for over 70,000 fans per show.
The Manson “family” is by far the most dysfunctional ever known. When your family outings include murdering the seven months pregnant Sharon Tate (along with 35 others total), you know some therapy may be needed. Every family needs someone to look up to, but claiming you’re God isn’t the best way to go about earning respect. When your family morals include a belief like thinking a great race war will wipe out all natural resources on the Earth, it’s safe to say your family lacks mental stability. Charles Manson, the leader of the vicious cult who absorbed all of these beliefs, found this all very logical. He thought he would be the one to save the deserving from the race war, in the year of 3069, he is perfect. Is there any better subject to make a gruesome puppet movie about?
August 12th, 13th and 14th. Three days that your 1994 calendar refuses to forget and the Woodstock festival, held in Saugerties, would never be the same again. Every single band and singer that walked that stage sang their hearts out till they bled, putting on a show to go down in rock and roll history.
Samuel Bayer is responsible for several of Green Day's extremely successful videos, all from the astounding album American Idiot. Just how did he cross paths with Green Day? What inspired him to become a director? Read on to discover more about the Man behind the Magic, Sam Bayer.