In the current issue of Kerrang, readers voted for "the most thrilling, most memorable and most insane live shows the UK has ever seen." Green Day came in at number two with their performance at Milton Keynes in 2005. There's a picture of Billie Joe on the page, and on the front cover. These are the top rankings:
5. Rage Against The Machine, Reading 2000
4. Foos, Hyde Park 2006
3. Metallica, Download 2006
2. Green Day, MK Bowl 2005
1. Muse, Wembley Stadium 2007
[Thanks to Peggy and Sylvee]

In the December issue of Blender, the magazine's editors have compiled "The 100 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums Ever." These are albums that were released on independent or semi-independent labels. Number 47 on the list is Green Day's Kerplunk.
[Via Stereogum] Update: The list is now online.

In People magazine, there's an article with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, where he talks about his new baby and his family, and he makes a brief mention of Billie Joe. Grohl says: "My mom was just on a 10-day tour with us. There are times where I'll walk upstairs after the show, and my mom will be sitting on the couch with Billie Joe [Armstrong] from Green Day, drinking a pint of beer. She's totally cool."
[Thanks to Jade]

And on iTunes, a Bridge School Concert collection album was just released. Green Day is on it playing Hitchin' a Ride and Longview. It is all acoustic.

That's all, just some little nibbles today.
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February 2023
Happening this month:
Feb 01:
Dookie was released 29 years ago!!
Feb 17:
Happy Birthday Billie Joe. He turns 51 today!