Psy’s songs are infectious, yes. Contagious almost. But we wouldn’t go as far as to call it an STD.
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong didn’t hold back, though, when talking about the Korean star, calling him “the herpes of music.”
The lead singer posted a photo on his Instagram today of Psy with the following caption: “This dude is the herpes of music. Once you think it’s gone, it comes back. #herpes #flareup #pleasegoaway”.
Who’s side are you on?
With the release of the final Twilight film only weeks away we finally get our first taste of the Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack. Appearing for the first time in a Twilight film, Green Day have penned the track melancholy love song The Forgotten. Maintaining a sombre feeling throughout the piano-driven ballad, the song fits perfectly with the finality of the upcoming film and the loss in the final battle scene.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has no trouble connecting with the forlorn love triangle of Twilight, singing lyrics like “Don’t look away from the arms of tomorrow/ Don’t look away from the arms of a moment/ Don’t look away from the arms of love.” Pushing their musical boundaries, Green Day show growth in The Forgotten, focusing on string instruments instead of their more classic pop punk sound.
The video features images of Green Day performing on stage and in a recording studio along with never before seen shots from the final Twilight film, due out in theatres on November 16th. One of the most stand out shots in the video is a back to back comparison of Robert Pattinson’s Edward Cullen playing the piano for his new daughter Renesmee, contrasted with Armstrong tickling the ivories in his studio.
Due out November 13th, the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack also includes new songs from Ellie Goulding, Passion Pit, Feist and Twilight star Nikki Reed.
Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong went into treatment for substance abuse problems in September when he smashed a guitar and swore multiple times on stage in Las Vegas, and his record label boss Rob Cavallo has confirmed he may need to be in for some time.
Cavallo told Rolling Stone magazine “He’s under medical supervision for a while to get him clean. His doctors are still evaluating. All I can say is I don’t know if we’ll see him before or after Christmas. It’s basically undetermined when he will be back.”
Billie Joe was said to be like a “loose cannon” for some time prior to his rehab entry, with friends saying it was about time he god “serious help” for his problems. One source said “Billie Joe has been a loose cannon for a long time. It’s gone long past time when he should be getting some serious help.”
The outburst prior to his checking in at rehab began when a teleprompter at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas urged him to finish performing in one minute. Armstrong screamed at the crowd “You’re going to give me one minute? One f**king minute? I’ve been around since f**king 19 f**king 80 f**king eight, and you’re going to give me one f**king minute? I’m not f**king Justin Bieber, you motherf**kers.” He then destroyed his guitar and left the stage.
Full disclosure: I love Green Day. From Dookie on down this is the music I grew up to. 2004’s Green Day Presents: American Idiot is a personal favourite.
Admittedly I was skeptical when the band announced plans to turn their rage and love charged concept album into a musical. Why would I go to a Green Day concert without the band? But when Green Day’s American Idiot the rock opera opened to triumphant reviews on Broadway and started winning top awards, I checked my attitude.
With an open mind and real excitement I sat centre orchestra for opening night of the North American tour in Toronto. You know what? It is a great show! Much like an actual Green Day concert, the performers explode onto the stage for the first number and the energy doesn’t give up until the last note is played. By the second number I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat, rocking out and singing along. Loudly.
What I hadn’t anticipated was how these songs I’ve come to love, analyze and memorize could be given new meanings. It’s really cool how Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong was able to expand the songs to relate to more characters than just the ones initially written about. The show is a testament to just how good American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown are, spawing hit after hit after hit.
This touring company features four Canadian performers, including Jake Epstein, who you’ll remember from Degrassi: The Next Generation and Talia Aaron, along with Gabriel Antonacci and Scott J. Campbell who took us on a backstage tour.
With this musical, Green Day may have turned the single most punk rock trick in music history; truly subverting the mainstream. Green Day’s American Idiot runs in Toronto until January 15th. Visit www.DancapTickets.com to hook it up.
Check out American Idiot when it comes to a city near you!
Dec. 28 – Jan. 15
Toronto Centre for the Arts
Jan. 17 – Jan. 22
Jan. 24 – Jan. 29
Jan. 31 – Feb. 5
Feb. 7 – Feb. 19
Feb. 21 – Feb. 26
State College, PA
Feb. 28 – Feb. 29
St. Louis, MO
Mar. 2 – Mar. 4
Peabody Opera House
Mar. 6 – Mar. 11
Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 13 – Apr. 22
Apr. 24 – Apr. 29
May. 8 – May. 20
Costa Mesa, CA
May. 29 – Jun. 3
Jun. 5 – Jun. 10
San Francisco, CA
Jun. 12 – Jul. 8
Written and produced by Jessica Capobianco.
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Posted: January 5th, 2012 | Category: Uncategorized, Wind up | Comments: No Comments
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