Billie Joe Armstrong opens up post-rehab
February 27th, 2013
12:07 PM ET

Billie Joe Armstrong opens up post-rehab

We remember Billie Joe Armstrong's iHeartRadio meltdown last fall pretty clearly, but the Green Day frontman only has a faint recollection of what happened.

"I remember tiny things," Armstrong tells Rolling Stone in its new issue, which chronicles the musician's years of substance abuse and recent stint in rehab.

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Billie Joe Armstrong signs on for 'The Voice'
July 27th, 2012
04:22 PM ET

Billie Joe Armstrong signs on for 'The Voice'

“The Voice” coach Christina Aguilera finally has her celebrity dream team together.

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined her squad on the hit NBC talent competition as a mentor.

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Green Day to induct Guns N' Roses into Rock Hall of Fame
April 4th, 2012
05:26 PM ET

Green Day to induct Guns N' Roses into Rock Hall of Fame

One great rock band, Green Day, will fling the doors open for another seminal group next weekend at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The honorees?

None other than fellow music icons Guns N’ Roses.

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Billie Joe Armstrong's pants get him grounded
September 5th, 2011
12:59 PM ET

Billie Joe Armstrong's pants get him grounded

Talk about a fashion victim: Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s sagging pants cost him a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight, reports Fox News.

"Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f-- No joke!" the rock star tweeted on Thursday night.

Southwest responded to Armstrong’s tweet: "Very sorry for your experience tonight, someone from our Customer Relations Team will reach out to you to get more details."

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Green Day: new album, interesting title
January 14th, 2011
10:26 AM ET

Green Day: new album, interesting title

Green Day is set to release a new live album, and if the title, "Awesome As F***," is any indication, this CD is going to be f***ing awesome.

The Reprise Records release, which will feature a CD, bonus DVD and special iTunes extras, comes out on March 22. The material comes from the band's 2009-2010 "21st Century Breakdown" world tour and contains the best performances from various cities. The Grammy-winning, multi-platinum band members - vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool - handpicked the tracks themselves.

The title of this album certainly strikes a chord (pun intended!) and could quite possibly go down in history as one of the great album titles. So, we sifted through our mental playlists (because Googling would have been cheating!) to come up with a few memorable album titles, and this is what we came up with.

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Billie Joe Armstrong headed to Broadway
September 27th, 2010
05:28 PM ET

Billie Joe Armstrong headed to Broadway

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is getting ready to rock Broadway: The musician is set to make his theater debut this week in "American Idiot," the hit rock opera he co-authored.

From September 28 through October 3, Armstrong, 38, will take on the role of St. Jimmy, a ghostly apparition who helps fuel lead character Johnny's drug addiction. Tony Vincent, who usually plays St. Jimmy, has temporarily left the show to attend to family matters, but will return October 12.

"American Idiot," playing at the St. James Theatre, is based on Green Day's 2004 smash album of the same name. "We've always thought that somehow there should be some sort of stage version," Armstrong told MTV News, "because that's what was going on in our heads."

And Vincent told Broadway.com that collaborating with Armstrong on the project has been an actor's dream. “We both operate in such different echelons and platforms, so there’s always this exchange of creativity, but also encouragement and validity in what we both bring to our individual arenas.”

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