| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:06 PM
Max and Jake Caliger were in for a treat at the Newport Beach Film Festival opening Thursday.
The Newport Beach residents, who are 12 and 13 years old, respectively, arrived early at the Edwards Big Newport 6 to see their favorite band, Green Day....
| May 3, 2013
| 6:17 AM
Michael Mayer knows a thing or two about coming of age.
The Maryland-born director won a Tony Award for his work guiding the 2006 Broadway hit "Spring Awakening," which chronicles teens getting a grip on their budding sexuality. In 2010, he directed...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:28 PM
When Doug Hamilton premiered his film "Broadway Idiot" this year in Austin, Texas, he had a particularly tough crowd to please. Hundreds of hardcore Green Day fans lined up outside the theater on Main Street, waiting to see the 80-minute documentary....
| May 3, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Before Green Day won over Broadway with an ambitious anti-war album, it was a simple-minded punk trio from Berkeley with an album called "Dookie" and song titles such as "Geek Stink Breath" and "Words I Might Have Ate."
While the band's sound has...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:28 PM
“American Idiot,” the 2010 Broadway hit musical — the first punk rock opera, really — now at the Hippodrome, paints a searing portrait of restless, reckless youth, with all the sex, drugs and violence you’d expect from a...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:05 PM
A note from Pop & Hiss writer August Brown: My assignment to review KROQ's Weenie Roast 2013 coincided with a visit to L.A. from my mom, Helen Balz Brown, who previously wrote a counterpoint to my review of Power 106-FM's Powerhouse in 2009. She's but a...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
A fast-paced, thoroughly entertaining if hardly trenchant show biz documentary, "Broadway Idiot" traces how Green Day's Grammy Award-winning concept album/rock opera "American Idiot" was turned into a "Rent"-like stage musical and brought to the Great...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:04 PM
If you're a music fan who woke up today expecting a Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones collaborative album of Everly Brothers songs, we'd like to buy you a drink and get some advice for betting on the ponies.
The Green Day frontman and jazz-folk...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:58 AM
Fall Out Boy always seemed to have a uncertain relationship to the “punk” label that critics applied to music on such early albums as “Take This to Your Grave” and “From Under the Cork Tree.” Slotted somewhere between...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Top-40 heavyweights including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Kesha will perform at the third iHeartRadio Music Festival, presented by the radio conglomerate Clear Channel and scheduled to take place Sept. 20-21 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Brooklyn Allman understands why people with an interest in rock ‘n’ roll history get a little anxious when they find out she’s not using her actual first name, Layla.
Why would a singer with a blood connection to one of the great...