‘Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk’ To Premiere May 31st

Three years ago, Green Day revealed they were working on a documentary, tentatively called EAST BAY: By The Punx, For The Punx, About The Punx. The name has since changed, and now Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk is set to premiere at the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival on May 31st. Executive…

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Music Matchup: Vote For Your Favorite Song Called “Bang Bang”

"Bang Bang" is a surprisingly popular song title. It's an even more popular name among singles. So we picked out four songs that share the name. First up is Green Day's recent Revolution Radio single, released last summer. This version of "Bang Bang" is the newest, and also the most political tune of the bunch.…

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7 Songs That Should Have Been Proper Singles

We're all fans of music, and most of us would agree that the quality of the songs is more important than awards and chart success. And yet many of us do also care about the success, at least to a degree. One of the biggest factors in an album's sales and recognition is its singles. The…

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Find Your Name In This Playlist! 80 Songs Titled After People’s Names

Last week, we shared a star-studded playlist of songs featuring famous names in their titles. Everyone from Cleopatra and Albert Einstein to Mick Jagger and Amy Winehouse appeared in the song titles. Even characters from Greek mythology, 20th century literature, and movies had a chance to shine. This week, we offer a playlist with double…

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Famous Names: 40 Songs Named After Well-Known Celebrities & Characters

Names come up a lot in music. But how often do artists sing about famous people? Check out these 40 songs with famous names. These song titles cover well-known actors and actresses, musicians, politicians, and scientists. We also included songs named after popular characters. Fairy-tale princesses? Check! Western film acting legends? They're here! We also…

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See Final Installment Of ‘Green Day: The Early Years’ Documentary

Three weeks ago, Spotify debuted their first installment of Green Day: The Early Years, a four-part documentary chronicling the band’s path to success. Chapter One talked about Green Day’s start as Sweet Children. Then we got Chapter Two: “Best Thing In Town,” talking about how Tré Cool joined the band, they recorded Kerplunk!, and the band started seeing success…

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Green Day Is “Having A Blast” In Chapter 3 Of ‘The Early Years’ Documentary

Two weeks ago, Spotify debuted their first installment of Green Day: The Early Years, a four-part documentary chronicling the band’s path to success. Chapter One talked about Green Day’s start as Sweet Children. Last week we got Chapter Two: “Best Thing In Town,” talking about how Tré Cool joined the band, they recorded Kerplunk!, and the band started…

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Chapter Two Of ‘Green Day: The Early Years’ Explores Tré Cool Joining & Growing Success

Last week, Spotify debuted their first installment of Green Day: The Early Years, a four-part documentary chronicling the band's path to success. Chapter One talked about Green Day's start as Sweet Children. Today, fans can watch Chapter Two: "Best Thing In Town." Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool talk about how Green Day released their…

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See Spotify’s ‘Green Day: The Early Years’ Documentary

Last year, Spotify launched a new video series that chronicles major bands and their rise to fame. Last August, they kicked the series off with Metallica: The Early Years. Now, they have premiered Green Day as their second spotlight artist. Today Spotify debuted the first installment of Green Day: The Early Years. Chapter One shows…

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Picks Of The Month: January 2017

Every month, tons of great new music comes out from a range of artists and genres. Sometimes life is busy and you may miss some songs. So we created a playlist of some of the best new songs that came out in January 2017. These pop and rock songs are just what you need to ring in the…

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Green Day Releases Timely “Troubled Times” Lyric Video

Green Day is well-known for their politically charged music, so it should come as no surprise that their latest Revolution Radio lyric video is for the increasingly relevant "Troubled Times." The song describes the many problems we face today as we find history repeating itself. The lyric video is as elaborate as a regular music video.…

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Picks Of The Month: November 2016

Every month, tons of great new music comes out from a range of artists and genres. Sometimes life is busy and you may miss some songs. So we created a playlist of some of the best new songs that came out in November 2016. It’s a fairly eclectic mix, so don’t worry if some of these songs are…

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Watch Green Day’s Moving “Still Breathing” Music Video

Green Day's new album, Revolution Radio, just came out last month. Following the aggressive and topical first single, "Bang Bang," the second single is the poignant "Still Breathing." After frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's iHeartRadio incident in 2012 stunted their trilogy promotion and landed him in rehab, this is, perhaps surprisingly, the only new song that…

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Green Day Gets Morbid On Standout “Say Goodbye” Lyric Video

Green Day just released their excellent 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, earlier this month. In our review we highlighted "Say Goodbye" as a standout track, and its new lyric video keeps up the impression. The song is musically different for Green Day, treading into rather bluesy and bombastic new territory. But lyrically it's right up…

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Green Day Shares “Ordinary World” Lyric Video

Green Day just released their new album, Revolution Radio, last week. It's an excellent record that combines their 21st century political awareness with their earlier straightforward punch. Songs like "Bang Bang" and "Revolution Radio" are energetic and raise important social questions, but the album actually ends on a more reflective note. "Ordinary World" is an acoustic…

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Review: Green Day Is Back On Top With ‘Revolution Radio’

Green Day’s career arc has been one most bands would envy. It’s rare for a band to continue strong for 25+ years, and rarer still for them to have continued success into their later years. But Green Day has always been special. After a strong underground start in the Bay Area, the trio released their…

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Green Day Celebrates Album Release With “Youngblood” Lyric Video

Green Day's highly anticipated new album, Revolution Radio, just came out today. Songs like "Bang Bang" and the title track hinted at its social and political themes, while "Still Breathing" continued the heavy mood. But today the band is celebrating with a lyric video for perhaps the happiest song on the album. "Youngblood" is an energetic…

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Green Day Gets Personal On “Still Breathing”

Green Day is getting ready to release their first new album in four years, Revolution Radio. Following the aggressive first single "Bang Bang" and the riotous title track, fans can now hear a third preview of the album. "Still Breathing" is the most personal song we've heard yet, one that fans may find particularly poignant. It…

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See Green Day Imposters Rob A Bank In New “Bang Bang” Music Video

Last month Green Day released their aggressive new single, "Bang Bang," the first taste of their upcoming album Revolution Radio. The song tackles issues of gun violence in America, but its new music video depicts another kind of problem. The video starts with Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool peering around a corner with…

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Hear Green Day’s Riotous “Revolution Radio” From Upcoming Album

After four long years, Green Day finally made their comeback last month with their topical new single, "Bang Bang." Now, just weeks ahead of their upcoming 12th album, Green Day has released its title track, "Revolution Radio." It's a rollicking song for the protestors and rebels fighting against recent issues. If "Bang Bang" was from the enemy's eyes,…

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Hear Green Day’s New Single “Bang Bang” & Pre-Order New Album!

We knew we were getting a new Green Day single today, but there's tons more! This morning right at 7:00 am PST, radios nationwide premiered Green Day's brand new single, "Bang Bang." Early reviews compared the song to Dookie and Insomniac, but that's only half the story. "Bang Bang" has the raw energy and aggression of Green…

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Green Day Announce New Single, “Bang Bang”

Green Day has been hard at work in the studio for most of 2016, and now fans are just days away from hearing some of that new music. Green Day's forthcoming single, "Bang Bang," will be premiering on August 11th! Billie Joe Armstrong took to Instagram to announce the big news: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIjWq1sjn1z/?taken-by=billiejoearmstrong   Billie Joe's announcement…

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Garbage Unveils Music Video For New Single, “Empty”

Garbage just released their new single "Empty" last month, the first single from their upcoming sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds. After a few weeks of teasing, the "Empty" music video is finally out for all to enjoy. There has been talk of Garbage's new album having a similar vibe to their 1995 debut album, and the music video…

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In Defense Of Green Day’s Trilogy

Four years ago, Green Day announced their most ambitious release yet: A trilogy of albums. Following the huge success of 2004's rock opera, American Idiot, the band crafted another concept album, this time divided into three acts, with 2009's 21st Century Breakdown. Green Day knew they couldn't keep doing politically-oriented rock operas, so they decided to take it…

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Green Day Perform Two New Songs From ‘Geezer’ Film

Back in 2014, Billie Joe was confirmed to be part of a new comedy called Geezer. It would be Billie Joe's first leading role, in which he plays a 40 year old rock star whose family forgets his birthday. The film just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City last night, and…

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Why Don’t Artists Release All The Songs They Record?

Most music fans I know are always excited to hear more music from their favorite singers and bands. Anticipation builds into a giddy frenzy as a new album's release date approaches. When an artist performs a new song, half the audience films a video of it so fans can search it out on YouTube a…

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Is Green Day Officially Recording A New Album?

It's been a while since we got any new music from Green Day. After releasing their impressive trilogy of albums in 2012, all we've gotten are a demos compilation and a Billie Joe + Norah Jones covers record. Green Day was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last spring, and their long-awaited…

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Why Making Shorter Albums Is A Mistake

Do you prefer long albums or short albums? What is the ideal number of tracks or running time? Do you even still listen to albums? This might not apply to you, but of all the people I know that do still listen to albums, it seems that everyone has an opinion about how long an…

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New Year, New Music: 16 Albums We’re Looking Forward To In 2016

Welcome to the new year! 2015 was a great year for music, but it looks like 2016 is gearing up to be even better. Some long-awaited albums may finally reach our ears this year, and some artists are set to make drastic musical change for their next records. There's plenty to look forward to, but here’s what…

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See Trailer For Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Documentary, ‘Heart Like A Hand Grenade’

Last week, Green Day's long-awaited American Idiot documentary, Heart Like A Hand Grenade, finally got an official release. A full eleven years after the iconic Grammy-winning album first came out, Heart Like A Hand Grenade will be in theaters across America on October 15th. In the years since American Idiot took the world by storm,…

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Green Day Announces Release Of Long-Awaited ‘American Idiot’ Documentary, ‘Heart Like A Hand Grenade’

Green Day is one of those rare bands that has changed the music landscape not once, but twice. While their major-label debut Dookie influenced a whole generation of music lovers and punks back in 1994, the trio did it again ten years later with American Idiot. The album came out in September 2004, reviving Green Day's…

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