Billy Joe Armstrong, leader of Green Day has just been released from the hospital after following a scare with his throat that has left the singer without a voice. The illness forced them to cancel a show in Italy this weekend.
Green Day is still slated to play the MTV Video Music Awards in 2 days.
Right now, Billy has no voice but the appearance has not been cancelled. We will keep you updated.-DocFB
Adeline Records will be releasing "The Thing That Ate Larry Livemore" compilation on May 29th featuring the future of Punk Rock and more.
Livermore was asked by Green Day's frontman Billy Joe Armstrong to make the compilation and at first, Livermore did not want to do it.
"When Billie Joe asked me to put together this compilation, my first reaction was to say, 'Absolutely not.' I was too busy with other projects, and besides, I'd been saying for years that I was done with the music business, that people should take me out and shoot me if I ever showed any sign of wanting to get back into it,"
"But then I realized that this was an opportunity to do for a whole new crop of bands what we'd been able to accomplish at Lookout back in the 80s and 90s, which was to bring exciting and passionate music to the attention of a public that might otherwise never get to hear it. Once I thought about it in that light, it was impossible to say no."
Livermore ran Lookout records, which first introduced us to bands like Green Day, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Screeching Weasel and many more.
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He really can do everything can't he?
Billy Joe Armstrong will be playing the role of "St. Jimmy" on the American Idiot Broadway show this Tuesday September 28th til Sunday October 3rd.
He tweeted he had a really big bleeping secret over the weekend and this was it.
Hopefully, someone gets a little bit of video of it for us to post.-Dr.FB
Review provided by our friend at According2g.com
The Green Day show at Madison Square Garden tonight was off the chain! The Kaiser Chiefs got the crowd ready to rock and Green Day finished us off.
There was hilarious banter in between each song, and lead singer Billy Joe Armstrong let audience members have their 15 seconds of fame by letting them sing on stage and even play guitar on selected songs. The highlight of the night was a rousing rendition of "Shout" (Otis Day and the Nights, anyone?) that had bits of "Earth Angel," "I'll Be There" and "If They Could See Me Now."
They also did all the hits and more: Longview, When I Come Around, Jesus Of Suburbia, Hitchin A Ride, Boulevard of Broken Dreams and American Idiot.
For more photos unwatermarked and a complete setlist, please go to to according2g.com. Thank you g.-Dr.FB