October 14 marks an important day in Armstrong's career: the release of his first lead role on the silver screen.
"Back then, I just wanted to write songs I could be proud of and be able to play in five years," Green Day singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong says, recalling his state of mind exactly 20 years ago – on February 1st, 1994, the day his band's third album and big-record-deal debut, and is still Green Day's label. And how did you ultimately decide to go with Rob Cavallo and Reprise? We had this room we shared with another band, the East Bay Weed Company, and there were people we knew upstairs. I was dicking around with it, making demos, just with myself playing. It was probably [the opening track] "Burnout." There were nerves. We heard about record labels telling bands, "This is what's wrong. You can see [AC/DC's] Angus Young on there, the woman from the first Black Sabbath album cover. most people don't even think like that anymore.
Billie Joe Armstrong (born )Billie Joe Armstrong is an American Rock singer best known as the lead singer of punk rock band Green Day.
"Our fans have those times – ' Where were you when you first heard ' Basket Case'? "That's all I wanted – people to be affected by it, with as much passion as I put into it." When did you notice major labels sniffing around?
We would go into the vaults and see all of Creedence Clearwater Revival's master tapes. Our first album [1990's ] This time, I learned how to dial in good sounds, get the best guitar tones. We lived at this place at Ashby and Telegraph [Avenues] in Berkeley. When we got home from touring for , I had a four-track [recorder]. I'd record a song, and if I didn't have a bridge for it, I would just play another verse. What was the first song you played on the first day in the studio? That album was some of the tightest they'd ever played. We didn't want to be one of those bands that got stuck in the studio. ." But I was thinking about that Sonic Youth record, ] I don't know, man. And we were like, "Fuck it." Actually, the art was too good and funny, crammed with jokes, for a CD booklet.
Three of the Wake Me Up When September Ends rockers’ American dates have been pushed back – while a fourth date in Canada has been axed completely. Europe and UK dates starting in 2017 also announced.
The lads – Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool – were due to commence their Revolution Radio Tour tomorrow in Ohio, but illness has caused havoc with plans. #Rev Rad Tour @billiejoearmstrong @mikedirnt @trecool #greenday #Were Just Getting Started!
Days before the release of "The Forgotten's" music video, the band announced that they would shift the "Tre! "We feel bad we have to delay our tour, so to make up for it we want to give our fans the music earlier than we had planned," drummer Tré Cool said at the time. Records did not respond to requests for comment at press time).
"If we couldn't be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing." The altered release date for "Tre! " lead single "Stray Heart" registered a mere five plays among the more 1200 stations monitored by Nielsen BDS for the Hot 100 in the past seven days. " and the "Twilight" soundtrack, had garnered one play from the same stations in the same time period. " would have been received if the band's planned media assault had been enacted. But even with an amplified presence from the band over the past three months, it would have been difficult stylizing the glut of songs that fans were asked to digest -- and pay for -- in such a small timeframe.He then attended John Swett High School, and later Pinole Valley High School in Pinole, California which he dropped out of.His father died from esophageal cancer when he was 10 and he and his siblings didn't like their stepfather when their mother remarried. He father bought him his first guitar which was a Cherry Red Hohner acoustic and his mother bought him his first electric guitar when he was 11, a Fernandes Stratocaster that he called 'Blue'.Read The Green Day Billboard Cover Story from July 2012 Meanwhile, the band's contribution to the "Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" soundtrack, the string-laden ballad "The Forgotten," was released as the lead single to the compilation in October, but could not receive the kind of high-profile push that was given to Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain," which led the "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" soundtrack last year."The Forgotten" has sold 4,000 downloads to date according to Sound Scan, while "It Will Rain's" sales total 3.1 million. 11, as a mea culpa of sorts for the cancelled shows. " will be promoted, specifically at radio, once the band resumes operation and re-plots their tour dates (reps for the band and for Warner Bros.1 on the Rock Songs chart, as well as multiple music videos and televised performances prior to the Sept.