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James Hetfield + Billie Joe Armstrong Headline San Francisco’s ‘Acoustic 4 a Cure’ Benefit

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Metallica frontman James Hetfield and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong will lead the talent lineup at the upcoming pediatric cancer benefit 'Acoustic 4 a Cure' in San Francisco. The event will take place Thursday, May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, with the proceeds from the show going to the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: ‘We’re Going to Take a Break’ in 2014

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2013 has been a year of redemption for Green Day. The band returned to the stage for the first time since frontman Billie Joe Armstrong entered rehab in 2012. Both Armstrong and Green Day toured the world this year, but in a new interview, Armstrong says that the iconic pop-punk band will be taking a break following their Australian tour in early 2014.

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Billie Joe Armstrong + Norah Jones Unveil Two New Songs From ‘Foreverly’ Album

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As we previously reported, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is pursuing a passion project with acclaimed singer/songwriter Norah Jones. The two have bonded over their love of early rock era pioneers the Everly Brothers, and they're re-interpreting 12 songs on a disc called 'Foreverly.' Two of the album's tracks have surfaced ahead of the release.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Teams Up With Norah Jones on ‘Foreverly’ Album

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Billie Joe Armstrong has been expanding his artistic horizons recently. He landed a role in the movie 'Like Sunday, Like Rain,' and now the Green Day frontman has recorded an album with singer/songwriter Norah Jones.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Lands Role in Indie Film ‘Like Sunday, Like Rain’

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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has quite a few irons in the film fire. The singer, who completed a rehab stint after an onstage meltdown at the iHeart Radio festival a year ago, is not only appearing in two upcoming Green Day documentaries. He also landed a role in 'Like Sunday, Like Rain,' an indie film drama that will star 'Gossip Girl' actress Leighton Meester.

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Green Day’s Mike Dirnt Addresses State of Band One Year After Billy Joe Armstrong’s Meltdown

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Nearly one year ago, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong went on his now-famous rant at the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Two days after the rant, Armstrong revealed that he would enter rehab for substance abuse. Now that Green Day have returned to the stage and played a solid chunk of gigs, bassist Mike Dirnt has offered some inside info on the state of the band a year later in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Green Day Return to Stage for First Time Since Billie Joe Armstrong’s Rehab Stint

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Back in September, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong had an onstage meltdown during Green Day's set at the iHeartRadio concert in Las Vegas. Soon after, he entered rehab to battle alcohol and prescription drug addiction, forcing the band to cancel their remaining 2012 dates and to postpone their winter 2013 gigs.

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Green Day’s Mike Dirnt on Billie Joe Armstrong: ‘I Gotta Support My Boy’

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Green Day are starting to get back on track after their fall of 2012 and early 2013 were derailed by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's stint in rehab. Armstrong's troubles came to a head as their heavy promotional schedule took them to Las Vegas for a show last fall in which the frontman went on a guitar-smashing rant onstage. With the band preparing their return to touring, bassist Mike Dirnt addressed the past issues and their current state with Rolling Stone.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Reveals Rehab Was Discussed Prior to Las Vegas Meltdown

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong gave his first interview since finishing rehab in the new Rolling Stone magazine on stands today, and in it he reveals that his troubles preceded his blow-up in Las Vegas at the iHeartRadio festival, which proved to be the final straw.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Gives His First Post-Rehab Interview to Rolling Stone

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is about to re-enter the music world with a spring tour and an appearance at Austin's South by Southwest on the schedule next month, but the rocker, fresh from a rehab stint, is now speaking about the issues that forced him to seek treatment and leave the touring life last fall.

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