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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:34 PM (PST) by steve_kingston
Green Day have released a new politically charged music video for “Troubled Times”. The video includes clips from the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia as well as clips of Trump and North Korea. You can check it out below.
“Revolution Radio” was released October 7th, 2016 through Reprise Records. The album sees the band step back from the rock-operas in favor of a more stripped down approach to songwriting and performance.
The band is currently in the middle of a North American tour that will end on September 16th at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles.
Friday, July 14, 2017 at 11:20 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
“If There Was Ever A Time” will also be appearing in the upcoming documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 3:40 PM (PST) by Operation Rescue
Green Day, the venerable pop punk pioneers, have released a killer new video for the title track to their new record Revolution Radio.
The video features footage from the past and present of the band playing at 924 Gilman. Check it out below.
Revolution Radio was released October 7th, 2016 through Reprise Records. The album sees the band step back from the rock-operas in favor of a more stripped down approach to songwriting and performance.
The band is hitting the festival circuit in Europe, and will return home on August 1st for a US tour.
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:39 PM (PST) by Double J
Dikembe have been uploading a new song to their Bandcamp page each month this year, and will continue to do so through the rest of 2017. You can find the other tracks here.
No other details at the moment, but we will keep you posted as new information surfaces.
A new recording would come hot off the heels of the 2016 release “Revolution Radio“.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:12 PM (PST) by Johnny X
This is kinda fun. Stephen Colbert is apparently a big fan of Green Day and recently had them on The Late Show. While there he asked if they would play his favorite song, “Good Riddance”, but since that would have cost the show money they settled on “Camptown Races” (free because its part of the public domain) set to the “Good Riddance” melody. Stephen and Billie Joe tackle it duet style with help from the band members on the “do-da-day” bits. It’s actually pretty great.
Watch it below.
Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4:14 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Music streaming service Spotify has announced a new documentary chronicling the rise of Green Day. The first episode “Sweet Children” just released, and the three remaining episodes will premiere each Thursday through April 13th. The film features interviews with Fat Mike and Brett Gurewitz, among others.
Check out the first episode below if you’ve got some time to kill.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 9:01 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
California punk legends Rancid have announced they will be opening for their Bay Area comrades Green Day on the latter’s upcoming summer European tour, which includes mostly festival appearances. The dates and locations can be found below.
The European tour comes in support of Green Day’s latest album Revolution Radio, which was released last October. Rancid released “Silence Is the Only Rule“, their first song in two years, last November, and have a new album in the works, which will be their first since 2014’s Honor Is All We Know.
Monday, January 16, 2017 at 4:13 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
Green Day have released a lyric video for “Troubled Times”. The track is from the band’s last LP “Revolution Radio”, which came out back in October on Reprise.
You can watch the video below.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 6:53 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Get your pitchforks ready and hold on to your butts; Green Day, the least-punk punk band, are back with a new album.
Revolution Radio, the band’s twelfth studio album, is an album that is, whether intentionally or not, all about scaling back. This means that the excessive theatricality of 21st Century Breakdown and the overly eager ambition of ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tre! have been toned down into manageable pieces. Hell, the band even scaled back their lineup, with fourth member Jason White returning to touring member status. On paper (or on your screen, I guess), Revolution Radio sounds like the back-to-basics album that Green Day fans have been waiting for, which is a good thing, right? Unfortunately, the answer is a great, resounding “eh.”
For what it’s worth, Green Day does an admirable job for the most part, it just doesn’t all stick. The second half is chock-full of power pop jams (“Bouncing Off the Walls” and “Youngblood” are fun and stupid- just what you want from a Californian band, and “Still Breathing” is the best mid-2000’s pop punk ballad that Good Charlotte wish they had written), but the album also contains the mostly forgettable “Trouble Times” and the snoozer “Outlaws”. Much like the trilogy, this album is consistent in its inconsistency, but at a third of the total runtime, this one is much easier to digest.
Revolution Radio is bookended (and dog-eared mid-way through) by tracks that tackle growing old and not really knowing how to rage against time, making it a much more prevalent theme than the supposed inspiration of the album. In the process of dealing with his age, Armstrong drops lines like “I put the “riot” in Patriot” and “I shop online so that I can vote at the speed of light,” haphazardly crossing the line between stupid and clever to the point where you’re not really sure which side of the line is which. It’s a little more clear in the grand finale, as it were, when he delivers his classic apathy: “Oh I want to start a revolution. I want to hear it on my radio. I’ll put it off another day.”
The real lyrical disappointment here is the album’s title track- a song allegedly inspired by Armstrong joining a Black Lives Matters protest in NYC, though you wouldn’t know it by listening to the lyrics. It’s wonderful to see mainstream artists use their celebrity platform to inform their audiences, but rather than use any sort of reference or incident to BLM, “Revolution Radio” becomes more or less an Anti-Flag song- a call to arms with lots of slogans but very little else. On the other hand, the follow up track, “Say Goodbye,” makes direct references to Flint, MI (“teach our children well, from the bottom of the well”) and Ferguson, MO (“The city of damage control, this is how we… roll”), and is everything that the title track should be. On a similarly dark note, lead single “Bang Bang” is a satirical look at how American media turns mass shooters into celebrities from the point of view of someone who wants to participate in murder for their 15 minutes. It’s fucked up- but it’s also one of Armstrong’s best song topics in years (and a bit reminiscent of The Offspring’s “Hammerhead”).
Revolution Radio might not be the album to relaunch the band back into American Idiot-levels of success like it has been promoted as, but there’s nothing particularly offensive either and it’s still worth a listen or two for the morbidly curious. In short, Green Day made a Green Day record.
3.5 / 5 Stars
RIYL: The Who, Elvis Costello, The Offspring
P.S. The album also ends with a song titled “Ordinary World,” which you might recognize as the title of the movie that stars Billie Joe Armstrong as an aging punk rocker who never made it big. It’s a short, acoustic ditty and adds nothing to the record. It feels like it was tacked on at the end with no real purpose other than to promote the movie, much like how this final paragraph was tacked on to the end of this review with no real purpose other than to say “hey, this song exists.”
Last month saw the release of Green Day‘s latest record “Revolution Radio”. We were initially hit in the face by the fast paced “Bang Bang” single and were all reminded that Green Day still has the ability to pump out a solid punk tune. The band has been on a tirade as of late, releasing lyric videos for nearly every song off of the new record, but only a handful of actual music videos; “Still Breathing” has now been added to that short list.
The undeniably catchy “Still Breathing” is more pop than it is punk, exploring the complex sounds that Green Day offers on the new record, and the video reflects that. Cutting back and forth from a rural countryside to an urban overpass and warehouse, with intermittent shots of the band looking contemplative and sad, the video is a great study in cinematography, but it’s really the song that counts.
Check out the “Still Breathing” video below.
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:01 AM (PST) by villagebrown
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8:23 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
California pop-punk icons Green Day have released a lyric video for “Ordinary World” from their latest album “Revolution Radio.” You can check the video out below.
“Revolution Radio” was released on October 7th through Reprise Records. The band also recently announced tours of the U.S. and Europe. The track “Ordinary World” is featured in the film of the same name, which stars Billie Joe Armstrong.
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:25 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Green Day’s latest album, Revolution Radio, was released last Friday (October 7th) via Reprise Records, while Against Me released their latest album Shape Shift With Me nearly a month ago via Total Treble Records and Xtra Mile Recordings.