‘Turn It Around’ tells how the outcasts, freaks and nerds of the East Bay came together to create a safe, inclusive punk community in a very special place: Berkeley’s 924 Gilman.
Green Day took a bet on a first-time feature director for a new documentary for which the band were executive producers.
Bille Joe Armstrong on stage at the UC Theatre with Green Day on Thursday Oct. 20. Photo: Kelly Owen They famously got their start in the late 1980s playing local venues like 924 Gilman and Berkeley Square, and Thursday the mega-band that is Green Day made a triumphant return to their roots by playing the newly renovated […]
Nick Christopher, supervisor at Berkeley Bowl, knows his way around the produce stand. Photo: Sarah Henry. Nick Christopher moved out West in the early 90s, drawn to the punk-rock scene here he toured with a band and hung out with Green Day. These days Christopher spends more time thinking about perfect produce than the perfect […]
John Gallagher Jr. and Tony Vincent in American Idiot. Photo: mellopix.com Last night at Radio City Music Hall in New York, American Idiot, the Green Day rock opera created by Berkeley Rep and debuted there last year, took home two Tony Awards, theatre’s most coveted prizes. Christine Jones from American Idiot accepted the Tony Award for […]
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt at afterparty “American Idiot” opened last night on Broadway to rave reviews. The New York Times called it “thrillingly raucous and gorgeously wrought.” USA Today declared it the “feel-good musical of the season.” The Washington Post called it “dazzling” and said the musical had “coolly aggressive dance […]
Just days before American Idiot, the musical based on the Green Day album of the same name, makes its Broadway debut, rumors are swirling that Tom Hanks wants to turn it into a film. Hanks already has plenty of experience turning musicals into mega-hits. Playtone, his production company, turned ABBA’s Mamma Mia into a movie […]