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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Its 2015 Inductee Class

This time each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces their annual inductee class that sees artists being recognized for their contribution to the wellness of music. Sometimes the class includes artists that seem premature for their induction while others are left in the dark to wait another year to be a part of the halls of the famous museum. This year’s class has a rather exquisite roster coming in to take their respective place.

On behalf of Rolling Stone, the inductees for 2015 are Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bill Withers, and …

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EDITORIAL: Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Still Changing America 10 Years Later

It’s September 2004. According to American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, the top song in the nation is Ashlee Simpson’s “Pieces of Me.” Pitchfork’s favorite record is Arcade Fire’s Funeral. Hellboy is dominating the box office. The Boston Red Sox are gearing up to win its first World Series title in 86 years. President George W. Bush is hot on the campaign trail for what would be his re-election into a second term of Presidency. America is begging for a hard kick in the balls.

American Idiot strapped on its steel-toed boots and gave the U.S of A. a …

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Stream Kerrang’s ‘American Idiot’ Tribute Album

Since its announcement, there’s been a lot of skepticism surrounding Kerrang! Does Green Day’s American Idiot. So far, the singles we’ve heard have been pretty hit or miss, leaving many fans to wonder if the storied concept album would maintain its accessibility given this new format.

Over the weekend, we got our answer in the form a full album stream; check it out at the bottom of this post.

American Idiot was released through Reprise Records back in 2004 and received global praise, charting in over 25 countries. Since then, it has sold over 15 million copies worldwide, making …

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Green Day Announce ‘Demolicious’ & Stream “State Of Shock”

There are tons of great releases that will be hitting local record store shelves this coming Saturday, April 19. That day is the date for this year’s Record Store Day, and thousands of people across the country are drafting lengthy lists of their “must have” choices this year. One group that will be releasing some new music is the one and only Green Day. They have announced that they have an 18-track album titled Demolicious that will be available, and as the name suggests, it features previously unreleased demo tracks. One of those songs is titled “State Of Shock,” …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 2/23-2/29

Record Store Day is getting closer and closer, with new releases being announced nearly every day, but you don’t have to wait until April 19 or stand in a long line to buy most of the records featured in this edition of Weekly Wax. The highlights include the first in a series of Oasis reissues, a pair of new Live At Third Man Records sessions (by Divine Fits and Mudhoney), and pre-orders for new albums from Animals As Leaders, Frameworks, and many more.

As always, the full roundup of this week’s vinyl news is below, so give …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 2/2-2/8

It was a banner week for pop punk vinyl, and we’ve got all the details here at Weekly Wax.

There were new editions of some classics, with a reissue campaign underway for The Ataris in conjunction with their upcoming So Long, Astoria tour, another entry in Adeline Records‘ series of Green Day repressings, and new pressing of Half Hearted Hero‘s Defining/Refining. Younger bands were just as well represented, as A Loss For Words released a new pressing of their sought-after debut, The Kids Can’t Lose, Neck Deep and Knuckle Puck sold out of the pre-tour variants …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 1/19-1/25

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As has become the norm, some nostalgia-inducing represses from The Starting Line and Angels and Airwaves were announced that are guaranteed to have you singing along and remembering your high school days. A number of exciting new albums were announced as well, with Manchester Orchestra‘s Cope at the forefront. The band’s fourth album will be available as part of a box set that also includes three 7″ singles featuring non-album tracks. Finally, if you need a good laugh, this week also saw the launch of a new 7″ series curated by comedian Fred Armisen

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Green Day To “Take A Break” Following Spring Australian Tour

In a recent interview with BBC, Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead vocalist of Green Day, said that the group will be taking a hiatus for an unspecified amount of time following their upcoming Australian tour, which is set to run throughout February and into March.

“We’re going to Australia, doing a tour there, and then we’re going to take a break,” Armstrong said. “We haven’t really been doing much. So it’s just nice to kind of do some other things, y’know, when we get ready to do Green Day again, our batteries will be charged.”

The trio has …

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Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones Stream “Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine”

Billie Joe Armstrong, the frontman of Green Day, and Norah Jones are releasing a duet LP titled Foreverly on November 25. Foreverly is a tribute album for The Everly Brothers, and the songs they cover are songs from the group’s 1958 album, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. The duo have revealed a single off the album, titled “Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine.” You can listen to their rendition of the track by taking a look below the jump.

If you think these two artists wouldn’t mesh well together, you’d be wrong. “Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine” has a …

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Soundwave Fest Adds A Slew Of New Bands To Lineup

Australia’s heavy music festival monolith, Soundwave, has made a huge line-up announcement for 2014 with an additional 38 bands being added to the already stacked line-up. Among the most notable acts added are Mastodon, A Day To Remember, Jimmy Eat World, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Panic! At The Disco and (for the very first time in Australia) Dir En Grey.

These bands join the likes of Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Temple Pilots (with Chester Bennington), Alice in Chains, AFI, Rob Zombie, Placebo and many others in a diverse line-up that features a staggering 88 acts and should …

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Watch the Trailer for the Green Day Documentary, ¡Cuatro!, Release on September 24

After a really long wait, the punks in Green Day finally released a new teaser trailer for their new documentary, ¡Cuatro! The documentary follows Green Day during the creation process of their new album trilogy, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré!, and how they took a more stripped down, raw approach to writing and recording. For the past two albums, the band has taken to writing in the studio a lot more (because frankly they can afford that), but Green Day this time around got back to their roots and wrote the three albums in a small room, together.

The teaser for …

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WATCH: Green Day Play ‘Dookie’ in its Entirety at the Brixton Academy

California punks Green Day recently decided to play their iconic record, Dookie, from front to back at their show in the UK at the Brixton Academy. The band sounds fantastic, and while the video is shaky at points, it’s really awesome to see them give their fans such a nice treat.

For those who don’t keep up with dates, on February 1, 2014, Dookie will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary. Could this mean some more surprises for fans in the coming months? Time will tell. If so, let’s just hope those surprises come to the United States.

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