After his performance of Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive", American Idol judge Harry Connick Jr. told contestant Dalton Rapattoni that he reminded him of Billie Joe Armstrong because of his sincerity. It was a pretty nice comment! Check it out at the 3:10 minute mark in the video below.

Dalton Rapattoni's energy is electric as he jams to Imagine Dragons "Radioactive".

Posted by American Idol on Thursday, March 3, 2016


Thanks to Beffy for sharing this on Facebook!


"A Tribute to Dookie" recorded by Bay Area bands to help 924 Gilman is now available for purchase from Bandcamp.com. In November 2015, over 100 artists walked through the doors of the legendary Fantasy Studios and spent over 22 days ... read story
Friday night at the Fox Theater in Oakland, bands from the Bay Area paid tribute to 924 Gilman and Green Day's Dookie in a special, one-night musical event. In the middle of the event, with Billie Joe, Mike, and Tré on stage next to her ... read story
Last night, the band appeared at a Dookie tribute show at their hometown Fox Theater. A different local artist or band performed one of each of the 14 tracks from the original album, and proceeds from the show went to 924 Gilman (the club ... read story
Edit on March 2: Cal Performances sent out a tweet stating that Billie Joe will be unable to attend due to an "unforeseen family issue." Billie Joe has been listed as a special guest for the upcoming event, "Front Row with Lars Ulrich ... read story
From the entire team here at the Green Day Authority, we'd like to wish Billie Joe a happy 44th birthday! PS: How is the new album coming along? Instead of bringing cupcakes into work today to celebrate your big day, maybe Green Day ... read story
A YouTuber has created a pretty clever and neat video that pieces together dialog clips from over 100 popular films (109 to be exact) to form the lyrics to Green Day's "Basket Case." The clips are placed over an instrumental version of ... read story
In episode 100 (yay!) of the Static Noise Podcast, the crew dedicates the episode to discussing the rumors and speculation regarding Green Day being in the studio recording their 12th album. Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes ... read story
'Like Sunday, Like Rain,' a film co-starring Billie Joe, is now available to stream on Netflix. Released last year, the film features Billie Joe as the washed-up rock star boyfriend of the story's protagonist, played by Leighton Meester ... read story
Check out this cool video from band Minority 905 who has mashed up a majority of Green Day's entire catalog into a 10 minute melody. The melody touches on a couple songs from each album in Green Day's catalog. Well done, guys ... read story
Twenty-two years ago today, Green Day released Dookie. The 1994 releases remains their most successful album to date as it touched a nerve with the apathy and angst of the mid '90s. Here's Green Day performing the album in full a ... read story
Look, we're not saying they're recording a new album. Maybe they just like setting up equipment and going to the studio for the killer Instagram pics. Follow this topic on Green Day Community for all the speculation your little heart can ... read story
Students at Enfield High School in Connecticut were planning on putting on a production of the 'American Idiot' musical at their school until staff decided against it out of concern from some parents. In a message to NBC Connecticut, school ... read story
Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt attended NAMM 2016 in Anaheim, CA this weekend and met up with Green Day fans. Tre was there signing autographs in the SJC Drums booth. Below are a couple photos from Instagram. Check out this topic on Green Day ... read story
Tre Cool is once again attending NAMM to do a signing for fans in Anaheim, California. He'll be there with SJC Drums, which he's been using now for a couple years. More info about the full even can be found at NAMM.org. The photo below ... read story
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