Record Store Day will be here on April 19th and Green Day fans will be happy. The band is releasing an 18 song demo vinyl entitled "Demolicious" on that day.
"Demolicious" is a collection of 18 demos recorded at Jingletown Studios in Oakland, CA, in 2012 during the sessions for the band's Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, Green Day ¡Tré! album trilogy. The two-disc set will be released on red or clear vinyl, and will also be available on CD and cassette.-DocFB
Diagnosis: In addition to the 18 demos, Demolicious includes a previously unreleased track, "State of Shock," and an acoustic version of "Stay The Night" from Green Day ¡Uno!.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day has released a new song with Norah Jones from their duet album "Foreverly" due in stores November 25th. The new song is "Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine" and is the second single from the project.
The new album is inspired by The Everly Brothers Album "Songs Our Daddy Taught us" released back in 1958.
Billie Joe and Norah also released a lyric video for the first single "Long Time Gone" as well today.
Billie Joe of Green Day is teaming up with Norah Jones to cover the classic Everly Brothers album "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us" and is titled "Foreverly" which is due to be released November 25th.
Green Day front man and Grammy® Award-winning artist Billie Joe Armstrong and Grammy® Award-winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones have teamed up to record Foreverly, an unforgettable 12-song collection inspired by Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, an album of traditional Americana songs reinterpreted, recorded, and released by The Everly Brothers in 1958. Recorded in nine days, Foreverly, captures the beauty of the Everly's stunning close harmonies to create a moving powerful testament to these rootsy ballads. Reprise Records will release album onNovember 25th.
Billie Joe Armstrong came clean when it came to his new interview with Rolling Stone magazine; he was a functioning alcoholic.
The lead singer of Green Day, who will be doing their first show since BJ exited rehab on March 10th, was very straightforward.
“I played onstage loaded a lot. I'd have anywhere from two to six beers and a couple of shots before I went onstage, then go and play the gig and drink for the rest of the evening on the bus.”
“Fall asleep, wake up the next day, feel like s***, do sound-check... it was over and over again. In that way, I was a functioning alcoholic. I've been trying to get sober since 1997, right around Nimrod. But I didn't want to be in any programs. Sometimes, being a drunk, you think you can take on the whole world by yourself. This was the last straw. I had no choices anymore,”
He also talked about his addiction to pills;
“I started combining them to a point where I didn't know what I was taking during the day and what I was taking at night. It was just this routine. My backpack sounded like a giant baby rattle."
The singer wrote a song about Amy Winehouse and did not learn her lesson. We are hoping this time, through his own experiences, he learned his own lessons.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Glad you're better....but don't fall into old habits again BJ.
Right on the heels of their SXSW announcement comes the word that Green Day will be doing the 3 intimate club shows before SXSW and their tour. Those shows are in CA, AZ, and TX.
The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA on March 10th, The Marquee in Tempe, AZ on March 11th and Tricky Falls in El Paso, TX on March 13th. Tickets for all three dates will go on-sale this Friday, 3/1 at 10:00 AM local time. See below for a complete list of live dates.
The band also recently announced the forthcoming release of their documentary film ¡Cuatro! which will be featured in the 20th Anniversary South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival, running from March 8 - 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. The film takes you inside the world of Green Day, chronicling the conceptualizing and recording of the album trilogy and features intimate live performances that took place along the way. Additionally, the Doug Hamilton directed Broadway Idiot will world premiere at SXSW. The film pulls back the curtain with lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong as he ventures into the strange new world of Broadway with their massive hit musical American Idiot. The band will also perform in Austin on Friday, March 15th at the Moody Theater.
This is really good news and very cool. Southern Cali has had only one small club show in the past 2 years and the surprise FREE show that was to take place in Burbank last year didn't happen as the city would not grant them a permit.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Green Day small club shows are amazing...but bring the earplugs!
Green Day will make their South by South West debut on March 15th, two weeks prior to them hitting the road at a special double feature screening of films at the Paramount Theatre, the world premiere of Broadway Idiot and the Green Day documentary ¡Cuatro! Later that night the band will perform ACL-Live at the Moody Theatre.
Not just anyone can get into these events at SXSW. Here is the criteria for entry:
Films - open to SXSW Film & Platinum badges, Gold Badges, Music Press Badge Holders, Film Wristband holders, Idiot Club Winners and guest list
Show - open to SXSW Music & Platinum badges, SXSW Showcasing Artists and Music Wristband Holders, Idiot Club Winners and guest list.
Lucky for those who get to go.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Glad Billie Joe is better and ready to rock!
Green Day have added more tour dates including Berkeley and Los Angeles. Tickets for those shows will go on presale first for those part of Green Day's official fan club, idiotclub.com, on Feb. 13th.
Green Day is touring in support of its recently released album trilogy Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, and Green Day ¡Tré! which led Rolling Stone to declare "No band this sprawling, untamable and sheer fun is going anywhere." The albums are the follow-up to the Grammy Award-winning 21st Century Breakdown, and were produced by the band's long-time producer Rob Cavallo.
The band also recently announced the forthcoming release of their documentary film ¡Cuatro! which will be featured in the 20th Anniversary South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival, running from March 8 - 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. The film takes you inside the world of Green Day, chronicling the conceptualizing and recording of the album trilogy and features intimate live performances that took place along the way. Additionally, the Doug Hamilton directed Broadway Idiot will world premiere at SXSW. The film pulls back the curtain with lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong as he ventures into the strange new world of Broadway with their massive hit musical American Idiot.
For a list of Green Day's tour dates, click on the continue reading button below.....-DocFB