On this week...

Last Year:

Billie Joe took Broadway by storm as he announced he would be playing the role of St. Jimmy for a week from Sept 28th to October 3rd.

The news made headlines and took Green Day fans by surprise as St.Jimmy brought the St. James' theater crowd to it's feet every night. You can look back on a couple of our stories for the reaction here and here.

2 years ago:

Green Day kicked off the first leg of their 21st Century Breakdown European tour in Lisbon, Portugal. They also stopped in Spain and France in the first of a 6 week tour.

In 2006:

Green Day and U2 performed together during the New Orleans Saints NFL pre-game show with their collaboration of The Saints Are Coming, in aid of Hurricane Katrina.

In 2003:

The Network's album Money Money 2020 was released on September 30th. After a relatively long period of inactivity by Green Day, there was a surprise release by this unknown band, whose sound bared some resemblance to that of Green Day's. Billie Joe vehemently denied claims saying they were The Network, responding:

"I just wanted to talk about the rumors and the bullshit that has been going on lately. All I gotta say is fuck The Network. These guys are totally spreading rumors. I try to do those guys a favor by bringing them to this country and putting out their record and this is how I get repaid, by talking shit about my band. Unfortunately there is a contract and I have to put out their record. The only thing I can say is fuck you Network, bring it on."

The Network were last seen supporting Green Day at the Warfield (San Francisco) in 2005, i believe. I guess they resolved their differences!
Dawn Wilcox is trying to raise $3,500 to make "Green Day Across The World" officially a non-profit organisation. To help towards raising this amount, she's put a number of rare and signed Green Day items from her collection to sell on ... read story
Here's a good quality scan of the picture of Green Day inside the new Q Magazine 25th Anniversary issue. Some interesting outfits being adorned by the Californian trio. Billie seems to have grown a few inches, while Mike is digging the ... read story
Hey everyone! Just a quick update on the wristband orders. First of all, thanks for your interest, they've been very popular! We've begun shipping out the US & Canada orders and I have the first batch of International orders ready to go ... read story
Here's another recent article featuring Billie Joe, this time on Gibson.com. It looks to be a collection of quotes taken from previous interviews, as we read about Billie Joe's views on Green Day and and music in general. Billie Joe also ... read story
Earlier this morning, I saw a video of an innocent girl being maced and neglected by the NYPD during the Occupy Wall Street protests. I had heard about them prior to seeing this video, but I honestly hadn't educated myself on the situation ... read story
This week on our podcast, Static Noise, we talk about Green Day's surprise show last week, as well as American Idiot's 7th anniversary and the song of the week "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" Listen to the show Be a part of the show Like ... read story
You might've heard in the past that Facebook King Mark Zuckerberg is a self-confessed Green Day fan. I remember seeing him mention it at one of his previous conferences, and he found an opportunity to bring it up again in a presentation at ... read story
Our good friend Marie at Green Day Inc in Brazil sent me this transcript of a recent interview with Billie Joe for the 25th anniversary issue of Q Magazine. We find out a bit about what the Green Day front man has been up to this summer, as ... read story
This week's Song of the Week is the whistful Words I Might Have Ate, released in 1991 on Green Day's second album, Kerplunk. Despite its cheery, upbeat sound, Words I Might Have Ate's lyrics are ones of a lost love, regret, and not truly ... read story
Fans on Facebook are banding together to ask Bad Religion, The Offspring, Green Day and Rancid to do a tour together, dubbed "The Big 4 of '90s Punk Rock" tour. Their reasoning? Facebook page says, The goal is to recruit as many members to ... read story
Green Day played another surprise show last night, this time at Oakland's 1-2-3-4 Go! Records. It was announced very last minute yesterday (probably to avoid the issues that came last time with people from all over the world descending into ... read story
If you are a member of the Idiot Club and you live in the Oakland, California area, you might be in luck. The Idiot Club is giving out 20 free tickets to the first 20 people to email them to attend the "Bay Area Music Fan Appreciation ... read story
FUSE wants to know which band has "made the greatest impact on your life" and Green Day are in the running. Right now, they're up against Three Days Grace and it is a very close race! It looks like this is the first round out of eight. ... read story
Senior Joel Chroscinsk of the Pequea Valley High School marching band has written this years field show themed to Green Day's song "Holiday". The feel of the drill is more relaxed because of the punk show, it's still very formal for ... read story
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