Green Day’s Track ‘American Idiot’ Is Certified 2x Platinum In The UK

It’s been 18 years since Green Day released their classic record, ‘American Idiot’

And the title track is still as outstanding as ever, even more so since it’s first release.

And its sentiment is still hitting a chord with plenty of people, as it has just been certified 2x Platinum in the UK, according to BPI. This equates to 600,000 sales. It was initially certified Platinum in 2018.

The album is also currently certified 8x Platinum, which we think you will agree is absolutely massive. 

Check out the video for the track below.

Green Day Release New Single, ‘Pollyanna’

Pop-punk kings Green Day have dropped a brand new single, ‘Pollyanna’, following a little bit of teasing via their social media channels.

This is the first offering of new material to come from the band since their 2020 record, ‘Father Of All Motherfuckers’.

Check out ‘Pollyanna’ below.

UK Dates For Rescheduled Hella Mega Tour Announced

Does everyone remember The Hella Mega Tour? The massive Stadium tour featuring Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer? Well because of COVID it got put back which has happened again and is now going to happen in 2022.

The band have released a short statement for fans, which you can read below:

“Europe + UK. -this past year has been chaotic to say the very least, and while we hoped we’d be able to make the Hella Mega Tour a reality for you this summer, COVID had other plans. With that being said, your shows will now be happening in 2022. Your tickets are good for the new dates, so make sure to hold onto them!

And for all of you in the US, we’re still planning on coming to see you this summer!”

Here’s the dates:

June 2022

24th – London Stadium, London

25th – John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield

27th – VENUE TBA, Dublin

29th = Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Sizzy Rocket Covers Green Day’s ‘Brain Stew’ Live From An Abandoned Theme Park

Recently, Sizzy Rocket teamed up with Moment House to create an unforgettable virtual concert experience. The virtual concert, titled ANARCHY: COME TO LIFE, was shot in one continuous take at the abandoned Lake Dolores Water Park. Today, Sizzy is releasing an explosive cover video of Green Day’s “Brain Stew,” which she performed as a part of last night’s virtual concert.

Sizzy Rocket’s third studio album, ANARCHY, was released earlier this year to rave reviews from fans and tastemakers alike. The 10-track album has been praised as “an in-your-face sucker punch that captures the swinging pendulum of heartbreak” (PAPER), “a rebellious collection of pop/punk/grunge/hip-hop/genre-blending tracks” (PRIDE), and “genre-blending, Spotify-era punk” (Subvrt Magazine). During a period where touring has become temporarily obsolete, the one-time event marked a chance for fans to see ANARCHY performed live from the ultimate punk dreamscape.

ANARCHY: COME TO LIFE was made possible by Moment House, a new live-streaming platform created last year by students/graduates from the USC Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre Academy for the Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, and backed by top tier Silicon Valley and music industry investors, including Scooter Braun, Troy Carter, and Jared Leto. Its intention is to create special, ticketed experiences (Moments) for artists’ fans, no matter where they are in the world. This year they have hosted performances by artists like Halsey, blackbear, YUNGBLUD, and Omar Apollo. 

Rock AM Ring & Rock IM Park Announce Headliners

German rock festivals are coming back with a vengeance in 2021!

Green Day, Voltbeat and System Of A Down are set to be playing the Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals next year!

The three festivals were all set to play the 2020 edition of the festival but the event had to be cancelled because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The 2021 festival will take place on June 11th – 13th 2021.

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System Of A Down, Green Day und Volbeat bei Ring & Park 2021 Umtauschphase einmalig bis zum 30.06.2020 verlängert Weitere Optionen zur Ticketrückgabe in Kürze Nachdem die Jubiläumsausgaben von Rock am Ring und Rock im Park in diesem Jahr abgesagt werden mussten, konnten die Veranstalter nunmehr die Headliner aus 2020 für die 2021er Edition der Zwillingsfestivals bestätigen. Vom 11.-13. Juni 2021 kommen mit System Of A Down, Green Day und Volbeat drei der erfolgreichsten modernen Rockbands exklusiv an den Nürburgring und nach Nürnberg. Aufgrund der hohen Nachfrage wird der Zeitraum für den Tickettausch für Rock am Ring und Rock im Park einmalig bis zum 30.06.2020 verlängert. Des Weiteren haben Fans von Rock im Park ab Freitag, 12.06.2020 die Möglichkeit, ihre Tages-Tickets auf 2021 übertragen zu lassen. Über eine Online-Plattform lassen sich die Rückerstattungen in Form eines Umtauschs unkompliziert in wenigen Schritten bestätigen. Als Dankeschön erhalten die Nutzer des aktuellen Angebots ein Ring- bzw. Parkrocker-Treuepaket mit coolen Inhalten von Deezer, EMP sowie ein exklusives Jubiläums-Basecap. Weitere Optionen für Ticketkäufer, die sich noch nicht zu einer Teilnahme im nächsten Jahr entschlossen haben, werden Mitte Juni bekanntgegeben. Weitere detaillierte Informationen rund um Rock am Ring und Rock im Park sowie den Ticketumtausch und Rückerstattungen finden sich unter und #rar2021 #TogetherAtRing #rip2021 #TogetherAtPark

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Rescheduled Hella Mega UK Tour Dates Announced

After postponing the tour dates this year, there was some uncertainty as to whether the UK dates for the Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer joint tour would be going ahead.

After some waiting, it has been announced the new UK dates will take place next year in June 2021!

Here are the dates.

June 2021

26th – John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield

28th – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

30th – VENUE TBA, Dublin

So, yeah! It’s all going ahead after all! I hope everyone kept ahold of their tickets for this event!

And so that everyone is kept in the loop, here’s one of each band’s latest tracks.

Here’s Green Day with ‘Oh Yeah!’

Fall Out Boy’s ‘Dear Future Self’

And Weezer’s ‘Hero’.

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) To Play Good Morning America Concert Series

Something incredible is going to happen.

Over in the USA, Good Morning America is a pretty big deal and so is Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong.

Aside from releasing a cover of different tracks every monday as part of his No Fun Mondays series, he’s going to be making an appearance on the show!

Don’t worry, he’ll be appearing from home but as well, he’ll be performing on June 5th 2020.

If you’ve missed his most recent cover on his No Fun Mondays series, check out ‘That’s Rock And Roll’ below.

Green Days Billie Joe Armstrong Covers ‘Kids In America’

Green Day’s very own Billie Joe Armstrong has shared another cover version as part of his lockdown series, ‘No Fun Mondays’. The choice this time? ‘Kids In America’.

The musician has dedicated the reworked track (originally by Kim Wilde, released in 1981) to his bandmate Mike Dirnt, who has recently celebrated his 48th birthday.

Check out the cover of ‘Kids In America’ below.

“A Number Of” European Hella Mega Shows Postponed Until Summer 2021

Sadly we knew it was coming. “A number of” scheduled 2020 Hella Mega Tour EU Shows have been postponed until summer 2021.

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer have posted the news on their social media accounts.

“There’s nothing that makes our bands happier than playing shows, and maybe no other tour that we’ve all been this excited for, but due to the current health crisis, we’re having to postpone a number of our European shows,” read their joint statement.

“We’re just as disappointed as you are, but the safety of our fans, staff and touring crew is our top priority. We’re working hard to finalize dates for the rescheduled shows next summer, so hold on to those tickets.”

“Keep rocking, safely, at home.”

According to the Hella Mega Tour Website, the UK shows aren’t postponed as of yet but check the dates you’re in attendance for to make sure what’s happening with your show.

The tour dates postponed are as follows so far:

June 2020

13th – La Defense Arena, Paris

14th – Stadspark, Groningen, Netherlands

17th – Antwerps Sportpaleis, Belgium

19th – Rock For People, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

21st – Ernst – Happel Stadion, Vienna, Austria


Green Day’s New Record, ‘Father Of All…’ Debuts At Number One

Over in the UK, Green Day’s new record, ‘Father Of All…’, has hit number one! That’s right, their 13th and latest studio record has officially secured their fourth number one record, selling over 23,000 units in the past chart week.

This record also takes home the highest-selling vinyl record of the week, selling over 3,800 units.!

This follows on from ‘Revolution Radio’ which was released back in 2012. Wow! That seems as if it was a lifetime ago!

Massive congratulations to the band and I hope everyone couldn’t be prouder!

Check out the video for their title track of the record, ‘Father Of All…’ below.

Billie Joe Armstrong Wants To Re-Record 2009 Record ‘Warning’

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green day has stated his ambition to re-record their 2000 record, ‘Warning’, in an effort to better capture the tracks on it when they are performed live.

Speaking to Rolling Stone,’ he said: “I’d like to go back and rerecord that album. It was right when Pro Tools started happening. I want to go back and just do everything more live, because I think ‘Minority’ live is a lot better than it came out on the album. But that’s just one of those things that you think about too much.”

Speaking more on this, he added “After ‘Time of Your Life’, I started getting into playing more acoustic guitar, and I really wanted to have more for ‘Warning’. And there was also a lot of kind of bad pop-punk that was starting to happen, and I wanted to go against that genre. This felt like the next step. I had been getting into listening to more of the Kinks and the Who, who found a lot of power in an acoustic song, and used the guitar almost like a drum.”

He continued, “‘Pinball Wizard’ is so percussive. I wrote this right before the election between George Bush and Al Gore. I started feeling the political wheels starting to turn toward conservatism a little bit. I think that song is sort of about declaring that you’re stepping out of the line, you’re not part of the sheep, and trying to find your own individualism. It felt like we were diving into something that was more conceptual for sure.”

Before they go back into the studio, however, Green Day are set to release their new album ‘Father Of All…’ Friday, February 07th 2020.