Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) On U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement: “Now The Human Race Is Officially An Endangered Species”

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) has commented on Donald Trump’s disastrous decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. You can see what he had to say in the below Instagram post:

Pierce The Veil, Taking Back Sunday, Etc. Cover Green Day Songs For “Green Day: The Early Years – Covers & New Classics”

Pierce The Veil, Taking Back Sunday, Neck Deep, and Bayside have recorded some Green Day covers for the “Green Day: The Early Years – Covers & New Classics” EP, which was released as part of Spotify’s “Green Day: The Early Years” documentary. You can now stream that via Spotify, and watch a trailer for the documentary below:

Concert Review: Green Day In Las Vegas, NV

On April 7, I attended Green Day’s concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV and it was definitely a night to remember. The band kicked off their set with “Know Your Enemy” complete with guest vocals from a fan in the audience. Then they started a “revolution” by sliding into “Bang Bang” and the title track of their latest album “Revolution Radio.” These three songs set the perfect tone for the rest of the night to come.

Billie Joe Armstrong’s vocals were amazing, and his stage banter took the show to an even higher level. He made it clear that he wanted the crowd to live in the moment and try to escape these troubled times we currently live in, but at the same time he was able to include some political statements such as “no racism, no sexism and no homophobia” as well as “fuck you Donald Trump,” which were all well received by the crowd. It is important to note that politics were not the theme of the night though, because as Armstrong said the show was truly about “unity.” He conveyed this by expressing the importance of people coming together, and by actively trying to make the audience part of the performance by having them do things like chanting “hey-oh,” clapping, and even having a few of them join the band onstage, like the previously mentioned fan, and two more including one who killed the vocals on “Longview,” and one who played a guitar (which they got to keep) on a cover of Operation Ivy’s “Knowledge.”

Aside from this, the band’s musicianship was absolutely impeccable. Everything from Tré Cool’s masterful drum skills, to Mike Dirnt’s groovy bass lines, to even Jason Freese’s awesome saxophone, playing made for a solid sound unmatched by many other live acts. This was clearly seen throughout every song in the setlist, which was mostly weighted with “American Idiot” and “Revolution Radio” tracks with some songs from the band’s other efforts like “Dookie,” “Nimrod,” “Warning,” etc. thrown in. Highlights from the concert included the title track to “American Idiot,” “Basket Case,” “Holiday,” “Jesus of Suburbia,” “Minority,” a medley featuring various covers (“Shout,” “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” and “Hey Jude”), Still Breathing,” and their closing track “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life).” All in all, it was a great show.

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong On Trump’s First Week In Office: “It’s An All Out Assault On Our Civil Liberties”

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) has posted a statement regarding the executive orders that Donald Trump signed in his first week as president. You can read that in the below Instagram post:

i feel like I'm in a state of shock.. The executive orders Trump is signing feels like a vendetta.. Trump is not only taking out his revenge on the people who protested him, but also the average American that just didn't vote for him. These reckless decisions on healthcare, muslim-americans, immigration, environmental protection, freedom of speech, freedom of press, women's right to choose what to do with their bodies, suggesting sending in the feds to Chicago .. are signs of a man that is trying to redefine what it is that keeps our common union as Americans.. This is not just his "conservative agenda." It's an all out assault on our civil liberties. His intention is to divide us as Americans. Maybe we don't agree on all of these issues.. But can't we see eye to eye on some? I have conservative/republican friends and family.. I understand their point of view even if I don't agree with it. It's their right. It's their beliefs. However the progressive side is just as "American" as the other side. At what point do we all come together as "Americans". Isn't this about freedom and unity? I don't think this president has a grasp on the concept of the American dream.. the dream that we come from different backgrounds to come together. Please respect each other. Please show compassion. Please don't allow this madman to take out his revenge…. on US respect BJ

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