| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:43 PM
A Green Day member sporting a "Free Pussy Riot" T-shirt was about as political as the 2012 MTV VMAs were able to get. The band unveiled yet another new song, "Let Yourself Go," and the song, again, saw the band moving away from the political and social...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong is heading to rehab just days before the band is to release the first of three new albums. The revelation comes less than 48 hours after Armstrong ranted and smashed his guitar at Clear Channel's iHeartRadio...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 9:04 AM
2 stars (out of 4)
Green Day has been in the business of making rock operas and Broadway plays for the last decade, but on “Uno” (Warner) the trio tries to conjure up a simpler time: the pop-punk brattiness of their 1994 16 million-selling...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:16 PM
"It's not over 'till you're underground
It's not over before it's too late
This city's burnin'
It's not my burden
It's not over before it's too late"
— Green Day, "Letterbomb"
Punk band Green Day skyrocketed to fame in the 1990s, but is...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:47 PM
If Broadway shows were rated in terms of volume alone, Green Day's "American Idiot," now on stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, would win every Tony award in sight.
Strident, confrontational and ear-splittingly raucous, this story of three young...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 9:41 PM
Fish Fry and Carnival
The 65th annual Fish Fry and Carnival, presented by the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club, continues at its new location in Fairview Park, 2525 Placentia Ave. Costa Mesa, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information,...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 11:46 AM
The Green Day-based musical "American Idiot" held its closing performance Sunday at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and a surprise guest made an appearance: Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong.
According to the "American Idiot" Twitter page,...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:36 AM
When he was 12, Joey Armstrong triumphantly walked off the stage after his band finished its first-ever performance. His preteen punk band had won over some new fans and, more important, his secret was still safe.
Or so he thought — until the...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:54 PM
We want to see an end to cystic fibrosis for all who suffer from this deadly inherited disease, but also for our close friend's niece and my son's college roommate.
Join legendary watermen Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama, as well as more than a dozen...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Notice that the latest trend in gift-giving is the "experiential gift?"
Instead of that sweater, slippers or cheese board, I'm noticing more people giving (and asking to be given) gifts of experiences: a day at the spa, a balloon ride, a...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:15 PM
"Once" is once again in the awards spotlight. The original cast recording for the popular Broadway show is among the Grammy nominees this year in the category of musical theater albums. The show features songs by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the...