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Onto what we do best, Green Day news.
The Idiot Club is having two contests for the month of October. They are asking members to create a new Green Day + NRDC wallpaper which will be featured in the "Free Downloads" section and they are also having a pumpkin carving contest. It doesn't necessarily have to be Green Day related, just skillfully done. Prizes include autographed posters, a Billie Joe Gibson guitar, and Mike Dirnt Fender bass. Winners for both contests will be chosen on November 1st. Visit the Idiot Club
for anymore details. The Green Day's of Christmas: The Holiday Tribute to Green Day
was released yesterday by Vitamin Records (which also released "Can You Rock" and is part of CMH Records which released "Pickin' on Green Day: A Blue Grass Tribute"). The album has 10 Green Day songs, both old and new, which have been turned into Christmas songs (with bells and horns, the whole deal...). You can listen to some previews of the songs on their website
Amnesty International has an ongoing poll on the Instant Karma
site asking for people to vote for their favorite tracks from the album. Avril Lavigne's version of "Imagine" has a huge first place lead over Green Day's "Working Class Hero" with over 14,000 votes. Click here
and vote for Green Day, I know we can surpass 15,000 votes.
Billie Joe has sent out another email to Green Day + NRDC users. This message asks members to help keep Toyota responsible and ask them to stop trying to pass legislation that would force car-makers to build cars with better gas mileage. We have the full letter up to read on our forum, click here
Longview made it to #12 on CTV's list
of Top 15 into riffs.
The official 2008 Green Day Calendar has been released
. Nothing special this year. It has some black and white photos of some already over-used pictures, including some from the Nimrod/Warning era.