Green Day will be releasing a limited "Black Friday" vinyl edition of American Idiot on November 27, 2015. The special release will be available exclusively at independent record stores in the United States. The 5,000 limited edition run will include a red and black LP and a white and black LP.
“I told [Billie Joe Armstrong] he should document the recording of the album and he said they had tried and it never worked,” says Director John Roecker. “I suggested that he set up tripods around the studio and just have cameras run so it would not be too invasive of the process of the recording (I was hoping he would get my hint!). Then I got a phone call on a Friday night and he said he and the band will be in Los Angeles on Monday and why don’t I be the tripod. Thus began my nine months with Green Day.”
Hit the replies to watch Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) and Norah Jones perform "Roving Gambler" together live. The song comes from their album, Foreverly, which they played in whole last night in NYC.
Green Day front man and rock'n'roll hall of famer, Billie Joe Armstrong, and his wife, Adrienne, own an old airstream trailer and as a special surprise to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary, Adrienne has asked the Junk Gypsies to renovate the trailer and make it into a 'surf shack on wheels' that Billie can take out surfing with his buddies. Amie and Jolie hit the road for inspiration and to find a surfboard for the airstream. They build a table out of a surfboard and turn the airstream into a 'Zen, rock'n'roll surf shack' for Billie Joe.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about their new record and the Hall of Fame.
Before we found any of this out, I had already written a few songs and everybody was really excited by them. And then we heard about the Hall of Fame, and we were just blown away. Yeah, I mean, we're going to take our time. We're not going to try and pull off some, like, victory lap over this because I definitely want the music to come from a real place and be inspired, not just because we got honored or anything like that, but because we're honoring music. We want to work on them, and we want to make a great album.
Green Day's long time producer, Rob Cavallo, tells Kerrang that he's heard new Green Day demos and they sound "fantastic." Just no more triple discs please.
"I recently heard five new songs that Billie has written and demoed,” Rob tells Kerrang!. "Let me tell you, they were just fantastic. He is absolutely at the top of his game. Fans can be sure that when they do return, the music will be amazing."
A big congratulations to Green Day, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night by Fall Out Boy. Hit the replies to read Fall Out Boy's induction speech, and Green Day's acceptance speeches.