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Immortalized: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015 Announced

12/16/2014 4:03pm EST
Green Day, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan Top
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 was officially announced on Tuesday morning, revealing eight new bands and artists who will be immortalized in Cleveland, Ohio (is that really a good thing?)

Although they received only 2.59% of the fan vote, Green Day was elected to the Hall in their first year of eligibility, while bands like Yes, The Moody Blues, Chicago and Warren Zevon -- all eligible for the Hall for at least two decades now -- were snubbed yet again, the four combining for just one nomination in the past quarter century.

"I had to go for a walk," Green Day singer Billi...

Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong Confirmed As Grammy Performers

1/25/2014 4:00pm EST
Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong Confirmed As Grammy Performers
Grammy bosses have confirmed that Madonna will perform at the music award show this weekend. It was rumored last week that the singer would take the stage with one of today's hottest singers, perhaps joining Beyonce for a showstopping set.

Details haven't been released regarding who the material girl will be performing with on Sunday.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is another last-minute addition to the roster of performers. He will join country star Miranda Lambert for a tribute to Everly Brothers star Phil Everly, who died earlier this month.

Previously announced performers include:

Billie Joe Armstrong Calls Korean Pop Star PSY The 'Herpes Of Music'

5/9/2013 11:25am EDT
Billie Joe Armstrong
Billie Joe Armstrong has given his opinion on Korean pop sensation PSY, calling the singer the "herpes of music."

The "Gangnam Style" singer was busy taking over the music charts last year while Armstrong was fighting substance abuse issues, and when PSY released second single "Gentlemen" earlier this year, it prompted a response from the Green Day frontman.

"This dude is the herpes of music," the punk rocker wrote on his Instagram page. "Once you think it's gone, it comes back. #herpes #flareup #pleasegoaway."

No one's ever said anything like that about Green Day.

One might think that ...

Green Day Announces 2013 Tour Dates Following Armstrong's Stint In Rehab

1/2/2013 8:48am EST
Green Day
After a tumultous autumn for frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day is getting ready to tour again.

In October, the group was forced to cancel gigs after Armstrong checked into a clinic following a festival in Las Vegas. The singer checked into a treatment facility for substance abuse following a breakdown at the iHeart Radio Music Festival.

During the event Armstrong took offense to a time warning towards the end of his set and stormed offstage after accusing concert organizers of disrespecting him. He raged, "I'm not f**king Justin Bieber, you motherf**kers! You've gotta be f**king ...

Metallica Pays Tribute To Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong At Voodoo Fest

10/29/2012 12:31pm EDT
Metallica dedicated a song to embattled Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong during their headlining set at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival on Saturday after stepping in as last-minute replacements for the 21 Guns hitmakers.

Green Day were forced to pull out of the New Orleans, Louisiana event last month after Armstrong checked into rehab to address substance abuse issues following an onstage breakdown at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

Metallica were called in to fill the slot and they delivered a high-energy two hour set, opening with Hit the Lights and Mast...

Green Day Axe Upcoming Tour Dates

10/29/2012 12:27pm EDT
Green Day
Green Day have canceled the remainder of their 2012 appearances and postponed their 2013 tour to allow frontman Billie Joe Armstrong to deal with his personal problems following his stint in rehab.

The singer checked into a treatment facility for substance abuse last month following an onstage breakdown at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

The American Idiot hit-makers pulled out of appearing at this weekend's Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, and now they have announced they are scrapping all of their upcoming shows so Armstrong can focus on h...

Billie Joe Armstrong Still Set For 'The Voice' Appearance

9/24/2012 5:32pm EDT
Billie Joe Armstrong
Billie Joe Armstrong is still set to make an appearance on TV show The Voice despite his admission to a treatment center following a meltdown in Las Vegas.

A representative for the Green Day star confirmed the singer is seeking treatment for substance abuse issues and the band has postponed a number of upcoming appearances. The news came shortly after Armstrong hurled abuse at organizers of a music festival in Las Vegas.

It has now emerged the rocker's troubles will not affect his planned appearance on reality TV show The Voice, during which he will mentor contestants on Christina Aguil...

Billie Joe Armstrong Checks Into Rehab After Festival Meltdown

9/24/2012 8:28am EDT
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has checked into a treatment facility for substance abuse a day after trashing equipment and hurling abuse at promoters during what appeared to be a public meltdown at a show in Las Vegas.

The rocker and his band mates were performing at the iHeart Radio Music Festival on Saturday when Armstrong took offense to a time warning towards the end of his set, storming offstage after accusing concert organizers of disrespecting him.

He raged, "I'm not f**king Justin Bieber, you motherf**kers! You've gotta be f**king joking. This is a f**king joke."


2012 MTV VMAs Fashion - Rihanna's New 'Do, Miley's Plunging Neckline & More (Pics)

9/7/2012 12:48pm EDT
Rihanna, Miley and Demi
Rihanna showed off a new pixie haircut on the red carpet at Thursday night's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and Miley Cyrus took the plunge in another cleavage-baring gown.

Nicki Minaj looked like an arachnid, with a very black widow-like black and red dress; Katy Perry dazzled in a see-through black gown with a blue and red floral print.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa and fiancee Amber Rose announced their pregnancy by showing off her big belly; Alicia Keys opted for the Angelina Jolie Oscars look, showing off one leg through the slit in her dress; and Hollywood made its presence with stars Emma Wats...

Billie Joe Armstrong Leaves Italian Hospital Without Voice

9/4/2012 3:13pm EDT
Billie  Joe Armstrong
Billie Joe Armstrong had to cancel a Green Day gig to be rushed to a hospital, and the particular health scare has yet to be revealed. However, when the singer arrived in the US today, he was speechless.

In a video posted on, Armstrong seems in okay health while walking out of the airport, but motions to his throat when he's asked questions by the surrounding press. He appeared to mouth "my voice is gone," before leaving.

Italian publication La Voce also reports some fans caused problems at the hospital by attempting to visit Armstrong.

Green Day has profusely apologized for the...

Billie Joe Armstrong Released From Italian Hospital

9/4/2012 8:18am EDT
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has reportedly been discharged from the hospital after canceling a show in Italy on Sunday night due to illness.

The rocker was admitted to the Hospital Maggiore in Bologna suffering a mystery ailment and the band was forced to scrap a planned show in the city on Sunday.

No official details about his condition have been released, but local reports suggest the star was suffering gastric problems and discharged himself from the hospital on Monday.

Italian publication La Voce also reports some fans caused problems at the hospital by attempting to v...

9 Sexy Bisexual Celebrities

8/1/2012 3:00pm EDT
Megan Fox
Bisexuality is hot in Hollywood these days, and more and more stars are opening up about their sexual preferences. A few years ago, Megan Fox said about her girl crush Angelina Jolie, "Every time a relationship ends, I say, 'If I could just be Angelina's girlfriend, I would be so happy!'"

For the record, Fox is currently married to Brian Austin Green, and they are expecting their first baby together. Also for the record, Jolie has swung both ways too.

Most recently, former "X Files" star Gillian Anderson got tongues wagging after revealing to Out magazine this spring that she had been inv...

Billie Joe Armstrong Joins 'The Voice' As A Mentor

7/27/2012 12:49pm EDT
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is set to help Christina Aguilera pick a winner on the new season of hit TV talent show The Voice.

The rocker joins Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas, who will mentor acts with judge Cee Lo Green, Mary J. Blige, who is helping Adam Levine's team, and Michael Buble, who will assist Blake Shelton.

Armstrong began filming his first scenes for the show on Wednesday, and a post on the show's page has confirmed the news: "Welcome Billie Joe to Team Xtina! We are ready to rock out in Season 3."

The American Idiot hit-maker admits he is a fan of the competi...

No Shows, Scrapped Performances,Tribute Songs & More At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

4/15/2012 10:30am EDT
Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys were forced to scrap a planned performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday night when rapper Adam 'MCA' Yauch pulled out of the event.

The trio was saluted by rap heavyweights Chuck D and LL Cool J but only Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz were on hand to accept the accolade.

Hours before the ceremony the group's publicist released a statement which read: "Beastie Boys regret that Adam 'MCA' Yauch will be unable to join Mike 'Mike D' Diamond and Adam 'Adrock' Horovitz at the band's induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame...

Happy 40th Birthday, Billie Joe Armstrong!

2/17/2012 9:32am EST
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will be spending his 40th birthday in the studio after announcing the band has started work on its follow-up to smash-hit concept album "21st Century Breakdown."

But we can all still raise a toast to the coolest 40-something punk in the business, who hits the landmark age on Friday.

After years of rocking spiky hair and his famous crooked-toothed snarl, Armstrong shows no signs of growing up and becoming part of the establishment - he'll always be an angry young Oakland kid at heart.

He enters his 40s with a promising acting career ahead of him - a...

Billie Joe Armstrong Lands Role On 'Nurse Jackie'

1/24/2012 10:20pm EST
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong's theatrical debut in 2010 and 2011 has helped him land a big TV role opposite Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie.

The punk rocker will play a potential love interest for Falco's drug-using medic character in the opening episode of season four, which will air in April, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Armstrong, who turns 40 next month, made his professional acting debut on Broadway in the Green Day musical American Idiot.

He'll join new cast member Rosie Perez on the hit show.

Will Ferrell Drops Mark Twain Award At Ceremony

10/24/2011 12:51pm EDT
Will Ferrell
Clumsy Will Ferrell was left red-faced after collecting the coveted Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night - he broke the award by accidentally dropping it.

Ferrell received the honor during a star-studded gala at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and Jack Black opened the show with a song and dance number dedicated to his pal.

The School of Rock star led the crowd in a rendition of Queen's We Will Rock You, changing the words to "Will, Will, Will, will rock you," before adding, "Will Ferrell, did you notice how I changed it from We Will Rock You?.....

Billie Joe Armstrong Joins 'Nurse Jackie'

10/7/2011 11:29am EDT
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is taking his first steps into acting by accepting a role on hit TV show Nurse Jackie.

The singer has spent time on the Broadway stage starring in his band's musical American Idiot and now he is moving to the small screen by joining the fourth series of Edie Falco's show.

Nurse Jackie's executive producer Richie Jackson revealed the news by posting a picture of Armstrong and Falco on, writing, "Edie and our new cast member (Billie Joe Armstrong)! Wait til you see the season premiere!"

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Thrown Off Airplane For Saggy Trousers

9/3/2011 6:30pm EDT
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was left fuming after he was kicked off a plane on Thursday for wearing his trousers too low.

The rocker was onboard a Southwest Airlines jet when a flight attendant asked him to hike up his trousers before take-off, prompting him to ask if there were "better things to do than worry about that?," according to an ABC7 report.

He was then booted off for failing to comply, and took to his page to vent his frustration, writing, "Just got kicked off a Southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f**k? No joke!"

An airline r...

Green Day Debut New Material With Surprise Concert

8/15/2011 9:51pm EDT
Green Day
Punk rockers Green Day treated fans in California to a surprise concert last week and delighted the audience by debuting a whole album's worth of new material.

The "American Idiot" hitmakers only recently revealed they were back in the studio working on a follow-up to 2009's "21st Century Breakdown," but the group proved it had gotten more than its fair share of work completed as the rockers premiered 15 new songs at Thursday night's gig.

Among the previously unheard tracks were "Nuclear Family," "Carpe Diem" and "8th Avenue Serenade," reports fansite, although it is...

Billie Joe Armstrong Joins Cast Of 'American Idiot' Movie

6/14/2011 10:42pm EDT
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong is to reprise his role as St. Jimmy in the movie adaptation of hit musical "American Idiot."

Armstrong, who came up with the concept for the Broadway show which is full of his band's music, took a lead role on two separate occasions earlier this year, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, he's planning to make his big screen debut when director Michael Mayer turns the musical into a movie.

Tom Hanks will be among the co-producers of the project, which is set for a 2013 release.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Producing Son's Debut Rock Album

5/26/2011 11:17pm EDT
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is giving his rocker son a big career boost by producing the budding star's debut album with his band Emily's Army.

Drummer Joey, 16, formed the group with his pals Travis Neumann and brothers Max and Cole Becker last year and the "American Idiot" hitmaker quickly snapped them up, signing them to his label Adeline Records.

But Armstrong has also taken charge of production duties for Emily's Army's first project, "Don't Be A D---," and he admits the teens' record shows a lot of promise.

He tells, "The record has a lot of youthful punk rock ...

Melissa Etheridge Is An 'American Idiot'

1/19/2011 8:30am EST
Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge is set to step in for Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong while he takes a break from performing in his Broadway musical "American Idiot" next month.

Armstrong - who composed and co-authored the musical based on Green Day songs - kicked off the New Year reprising the role of drug dealer St. Jimmy in the show after original castmember Tony Vincent bowed out, making appearances from January 1-9.

He resumes the role onstage on Tuesday and will perform on and off until February 17.

And now director Michael Mayer has revealed "Come to My Window" hitmaker Etheridge will fill in ...

Green Day To Release New Live Album March 22

1/16/2011 9:00am EST
Green Day
Multi-platinum rock band Green Day will release a brand-new live album, entitled Awesome As F***, on March 22nd, 2011, on Reprise Records. The set, which includes a CD plus bonus DVD, features explosive performances captured during the band’s 2009-2010 World Tour in support of their Grammy® Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown.

Green Day recorded every show on the 21st Century Breakdown tour. When it concluded, the band members, singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, sifted through the audio to deliver the best performances from their shows ...

Billie Joe Armstrong Wants To Write Another Musical

1/11/2011 2:28pm EST
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong feels inspired to write his own musical after enjoying the success of the band's American Idiot show on Broadway.

The singer is currently performing as a regular cast member in the hit production, which is based on the rockers' popular 2004 album of the same name.

Armstrong admits he now feels ready to indulge his new-found passion for musical theatre by writing his own show.

He tells the New York Times, "I think I'd be interested in the future of really getting into writing specifically for a show, that's something I'd really love to do. The ki...

Billie Joe Armstrong Proud Of Son's Punk Band

5/27/2010 6:30pm EDT
Billie Joe Armstrong
Billie Joe Armstrong is bonding with his teenage son over their shared love of music after the youngster signed up to play in a punk rock group. The Green Day rocker's son Joey now plays drums in the band Emily's Army and Armstrong is relishing in passing on his wisdom.

He tells Kerrang! magazine, "Joey and I get along great. In fact, he's in a punk rock band right now. It's really fun to watch them because they do things in such a DIY (do it yourself) way. So I can talk to him about that kind of stuff and he's fascinated with the whole Do It Yourself punk rock scene. He loves going to re...

Billie Joe Armstrong Not So Sure He's Bisexual

3/24/2010 3:36pm EDT
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong has attacked fans who still take issue with comments he made about his sexuality 15 years ago, insisting he expects more from people who follow his group.

The American Idiot singer has been married for 16 years, but it's a forgotten 1994 interview that still causes online fights in Green Day fan chat rooms. Back then, the punk star said, "I think I've always been bisexual... It's a beautiful thing."

He's not sure he can still claim to be bisexual, but he tells gay magazine Out that shouldn't be an issue for fans.

He explains, "The fact that it is an...

ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

3/16/2010 8:40am EDT
Iggy Pop
British rockers Genesis, The Stooges and ABBA have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the class of 2010.

The ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Monday night opened with Phish paying tribute to Genesis by performing their rendition of "Watcher of the Skies," before frontman Trey Anastasio stepped forward to share his experiences about the band's influence on his own music career.

Introducing "the quiet rebels of Genesis" to the stage, Anastasio handed over the microphone to Phil Collins, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett - but former singe...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 17

2/17/2010 3:00am EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Happy Birthday to:

"(500) Days of Summer" actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1981)

Socialite Paris Hilton (1981), a

Actor Jason Ritter (1980)

"Crossing Jordan" actor Jerry O'Connell (1974)

Country singer Bryan White (1974)

Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong (1972)

Actress Denise Richards (1972)

R&B/jazz singer Chante Moore (1967)

Comedian Larry the Cable Guy (1963)

Actor Lou Diamond Phillips (1962)

Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt (1957)

Actress Rene Russo (1954)

NFL running back-turned-actor Jim Brown (1936)

"Home Improvement" star Richard Karn (1956)


Best Singers Named Billy

7/31/2009 12:46pm EDT
Billy Idol
We thoroughly enjoy the fact that there are great singers out there with three names that are essentially the same in the form of one name: Bill, Billy and Billie. You don't get this with any other name.

Check out the best singers named Billy:

People around the world will always remember him for hi Achy Breaky Heart and that power mullet of perfection that he rocked like no other could.

Billy Ray Cyrus

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