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16 things about ‘Black Parade’ even My Chemical Romance probably forgot
16 things about ‘Black Parade’ even My Chemical Romance probably forgot
It’s that time of year again where we realize how old we are when we remember The Black Parade was released a massive 14 years ago. In the years since, My Chemical Romance’s rock opera has been immortalized as one of the greatest emo concept albums of all time, with its hidden Easter eggs and the complex universe built around it adding to its importance. From th...
Green Day auction guitar in memory of the Muffs’ singer Kim Shattuck
Green Day auction guitar in memory of the Muffs’ singer Kim Shattuck
roGreen Day are auctioning a guitar via musical instrument resale site Reverb to raise funds for ALS research. The gift is in memory of Kim Shattuck, the leader of heroic '90s punk outfit, the Muffs. The guitar–an Epiphone Les Paul Special listed yesterday by Billie Joe Armstrong's guitar tech, Hans Buscher–was played by the Green Day leader and “over 100 die hard fans” on the Revolution Radio Tou
‘American Idiot’ turns 15, but the Green Day punk opera still prevails
‘American Idiot’ turns 15, but the Green Day punk opera still prevails
Maybe it’s the aroma of stale pizza and potato chips that hangs grease-thick in the air. Perhaps it’s the lighting system, dimmed to an eye-squinting level that approximates late evening, right before dusk drops into night. Or it could be the piles of empty candy wrappers and drink cans that clog the place, giving it the appearance of some toga-partying frat house. But there’...
Gerard Way talks diversity in ‘Umbrella Academy,’ work with Liza Minnelli
Gerard Way talks diversity in ‘Umbrella Academy,’ work with Liza Minnelli
Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy is finally on Netflix, and if you’re like us, you’ve probably binge-watched the entire thing already. The former My Chemical Romance frontman opened up to the New York Times about his inspiration for the comics, his creative process and working with Liza Minnelli on the Black Parade album. Read more: Bri... Read More ...
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong reflects on 25 years of ‘Dookie’
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong reflects on 25 years of ‘Dookie’
In an Instagram post, Billie Joe Armstrong reflects on the past quarter of a century since the release of Green Day's legendary album Dookie. The record was released on this day back in 1994. The post lists the many things Armstrong remembers about that time in his life including, “fist fights at Gilman street,” “tuning 21,” and “wanting and dreading to be a rockstar.” Read more: Panic! At The D.
Green Day announce ‘Nimrod’ 20th anniversary reissue
Green Day announce ‘Nimrod’ 20th anniversary reissue
Green Day are reissuing their fifth full-length effort, 1997's Nimrod, in commemoration of the album's 20th anniversary! Take a look below at some of the details of the limited edition vinyl reissue, due out on Friday, Oct. 13. Read more: 11-year-old jams with Green Day, keeps Billie Joe's guitar Green Day's Nimrod, the influential followup to 1995's Insomniac, was originally released on Oct... R
Rapper Lil Peep, heralded as “the future of emo,” announces debut album, new song — UPDATED
Rapper Lil Peep, heralded as “the future of emo,” announces debut album, new song — UPDATED
UPDATE: Friday, August 11, at 4:15 p.m. EDT Lil Peep has moved the release date of his debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober (Part One), to Sept. 1. The record was written by Peep in collaboration with Dylan Mullen, IVIVIVI, Rob Cavallo and Juan Alderete and produced by Smokeasac and IVIVIVI. Since the album'...
“It doesn’t get stuck in your head; it haunts you”—We preview MCR’s unreleased ‘Black Parade’ demos
“It doesn’t get stuck in your head; it haunts you”—We preview MCR’s unreleased ‘Black Parade’ demos
My Chemical Romance fans won’t have long to wait until the release of The Black Parade/Living With Ghosts, the hotly anticipated reissue of the band’s classic 2006 album. Slated for release Sept. 23, the set will include a second disc of demo/rehearsal recordings made at the Paramour mansion in Los Angeles’ Silverlake area, where the band moved to write and record the album. During these reh ... R
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong’s rehab stay is “no joke;” may lead to further tour cancellations
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong’s rehab stay is “no joke;” may lead to further tour cancellations
According to Warner Bros. Records Chairman Rob Cavallo, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's current rehab stay could lead to further Green Day show cancellations. "His rehab is no joke," Cavallo told Rolling Stone. "All I can say is I don't know if we'll see him before or after Christmas...
From the Editor’s Floor: Green Day
BRAND NEW DAY For our "Most Anticipated Albums Of 2009" cover story, AP was granted exclusive access to the Hollywood studio where GREEN DAY have been working on the follow-up to 2004’s mega-platinum American Idiot. You’ll have to pick up the issue for the juicier dirt on the songs and the story behind Green Day’s latest opus, but considering all the great material the band left us with,

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