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.
Vinyl lovers, start saving your money and circle April 19 on your calendar because that's when the next Record Store Day is taking place. As usual, a number of top acts are preparing special releases for the event.
Every year, Record Store Day gives music lovers some interesting releases to pick up and this year fans will likely be clamoring for the new Green Day offering 'Demolicious.' If you can't tell by the title, the collection consists of Green Day demos recorded during their '¡Uno!,' '¡Dos!' and '¡Tré!' album sessions.
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.
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.
Seeing a kid from the audience join Green Day onstage is a common occurrence at the band's shows and one of the coolest ways a band can directly interact with their fans. It inspires young fans, like the one in this 2009 video, to pick up an instrument and allows the band's influence to spread.