Billie Joe Armstrong is going to rehab

Billie Joe Armstrong

The iHeartRadio festival was this past weekend, because hey, why not, another music festival. We can never have enough music fests with a handful of big names and then, like a hundred bands you've never heard of. Anyway, Green Day was playing the festival, and had agreed upon a forty-five minute set list, when the organizers gave them a one minute notice. For the record: For anyone who's ever performed live, this is kind of de rigeur. Well, MORE

American Idiot: Now playing in Los Angeles!

American Idiot

The other night I attended the opening night of the smash hit musical American Idiot, held here in Los Angeles at downtown's Ahmanson Theatre (sitting two rows away was Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, I was dying). I had been wanting to see this show ever since it garnered rave reviews on Broadway and was nominated for a number of Tony Awards back in 2010 including Best Musical (unfortunately it lost out to Memphis). It's based on the band MORE

Mashup Of The Week: Get Up, Hitch A Ride

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This week's mashup takes two totally opposite genres (reggae and alternative rock), and turns it in to a new genre of its own, called awesome! Netherlands bootlegger G3RST (pronounced Gerst) saw the light and melds Jamaica (Bob Marley) with the Bay Area (Green Day) with flawless ease. Play it loud and stand up! I dedicate this mashup to International Women's Day, for everyone who disagrees with Rush Limbaugh's vile and misogynist comments, and to MORE