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This documentary of the pop-punk band lacks curiosity, with not enough insight into their music
This deadeningly authorised cross-promotional item from Green Day suffers from that lack of curiosity common among one-night-only rock docs. Embedded with the pop-punks as they recorded their American Idiot opus, film-maker John Roecker soon fades into the furniture: the between-takes downtime is unrevealing, while sequences on the construction of Boulevard of Broken Dreams, and other songs, cut too early to polished live performances, before we can witness their craft. We get a passing sense of the band’s personalities – incorrigibly boyish, even as they head into fatherhood – yet there is nothing of substance on the music, or its notionally oppositional slant.
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- Mike McCahill
Read More: Abramorama and Vimeo Join Green Day For 'Heart Like a Hand Grenade' Distribution Abramorama has announced that it will release American-Israeli filmmaker Laura Bialis' new documentary "Rock in the Red Zone." The film tells the story of the people of Sderot, a city that edges Israel's Negev desert, who persevere through warfare and danger primarily through music."Rock in the Red Zone" offers an intimate portrayal of this community of musicians, who have improbably created a unique Sderot sound, injected both with Middle Eastern influences and Western rock. Abramorama President Richard Abramowitz said, "Laura Bialis’ film is a music story that turns into a war story that turns into a love story. It’s a brave and timely work that will resonate across boundaries and borders around the world." "Rock in the Red Zone" will be open in New York on November 12 and Los Angeles on December 2, with additional dates to be. »
- Tarek Shoukri
Heart Like a Hand Grenade, about the making of the punk group’s American Idiot album, is to be distributed by a trio of companies.
Abramorama will release the film theatrically in the Us on Oct 15 and Vimeo On Demand will make it available on Oct 16.
The film will be released in theatres on Nov 11 in countries including Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, the UK and Uruguay.
The title will be available for purchase digitally and on DVD through Reprise Records from Nov 13.
Shot more than 10 years ago by director John Roecker, the film, which gives a behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of American Idiot, had its world premiere this week at the Mill Valley Film Festival »
Read More: Stream Stevie Nicks, Jimi Hendrix, Ginger Baker and More With 7 Great Rock Documentaries On the heels of its world premiere at the 28th Mill Valley Film Festival, Green Day's documentary, "Heart Like a Hand Grenade," has found distribution via Abramorama, Vimeo and Reprise Records. The movie, directed by John Roecker almost ten years ago, provides an unprecedented look at the making of the band's seminal album, "American Idiot." Abramorama will release the film theatrically in the United States on more than 135 screens on October 15, followed by an exclusive Vimeo On Demand release the next day, October 16. Starting November 11, the film will be released in theaters in multiple countries around the globe, including Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom and Uruguay. On November 13, the film will be available for purchase digitally and on DVD via Reprise »
- Zack Sharf
Janet Jackson's legacy could be immortalized next year in Cleveland: The pop icon has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2016 class, along with Cheap Trick, Chaka Khan, and Chicago. Other first-time nominees now eligible include: the Cars, Steve Miller, Los Lobos, and the J.B.'s. Joining them on the ballot this year are previous nominees N.W.A (now up for a fourth time), Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, Yes, Deep Purple, the Spinners, and for a record tenth (!) time, Chic. Who'll get snubbed? Find out in December, when next year's inductees will be announced; up until December 9, fans have the chance to vote for a nominee who'll represent the "fan's ballot," now in its fourth year. Next year's class will be inducted into the Rock Hall in April, with HBO airing the event at a later date. Last year's inductees included Green Day, »
- Dee Lockett
Music runs in the Armstrong family! Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's son, Jakob Danger Armstrong, is making his big music debut -- according to Rolling Stone, the 17-year-old just signed to Burger Records as a solo artist. The talented teen dropped a handful of pop-punk tracks via YouTube this week, where he previewed new songs "King of the World" (below), "Waiting to Dance" and "Don't Try." But Jakob isn't the only Green Day offspring following in his dad's famous footsteps -- Armstrong's older brother Joey, 20, also plays the drums on all three of the songs. Check out the video above to hear Jakob's new music! We're excited to see what's next for the "American Idiot" singer's sons -- Jakob definitely has some impressive vocals (just like his dad), while Joey's own band, Swimmers (aka Swmrs), hit the road with Wavves just last month. We're getting major Green Day »
- tooFab Staff
Music runs in the family! It looks like Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has passed his musical genes off to his youngest son, Jakob Danger Armstrong, as well, because the newly 17-year-old teen is the latest Armstrong to dive into the music industry. According to Rolling Stone, Danger recently signed with Burger Records as a solo artist, and he's already previewed some of his music on his YouTube page. Danger shared several of his catchy and angsty California pop-punk tunes, including "King of the World," which can be reminiscent of some of Green Day's earlier tracks. "I just wanna be the king of the world," he sings on the song's chorus. "You have all these »
Green Day is set to release a documentary. The rock band - consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Jason White and Tre Cool - has created a behind-the-scenes look at the making of its 2004 album 'American Idiot'. A statement on the band's website reads: ''This film does not contain high drama or fighting. It shows a band on top of their game creating incredible music. It is a film that inspires. It is also a very small film.'' The movie, named 'Heart Like a Hand Grenade', has been directed by John Rocker, who spent nine months recording the band members while they made the comeback album. 'Heart Like a Hand Grenade' will also feature a never-seen-before concert after Rocker was let loose with his camera while the band performed the album tracks in a theatre. He added: ''After the recording was finished »
From world premiere musicals “October Sky” and “The Black White Love Play” to new spins on classics like “The Tempest” and “Treasure Island,” Chicagoans are in for a treat this season. “October Sky” (Opened Aug. 19 at the Marriott Theatre)The Marriott Theatre adapts the 1999 film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern into a world premiere musical. Although set in an Appalachian mining town amid the international space race, it’s a timeless tale of hope and resilience. “American Idiot” (Opened Aug. 28 at the Den Theatre’s Heath Main Stage)You may know Green Day’s seminal rock album and the Broadway musical on which it’s based, but Chicago-grown company the Hypocrites promises to turn that understanding upside down with this revival, directed by Steven Wilson. “The Tempest” (Opened Sept. 8 at the Courtyard Theater)Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn & Teller) conjure a distinctly fantastical world in the first production »
Green Day will finally release Heart Like a Hand Grenade, the "lost" documentary chronicling the making of their Bush-era protest album/rock opera, American Idiot, with a wide release scheduled for October 10th, Diy reports.
Shot by John Roecker over a period of nine months, the film marks the first time Green Day allowed cameras into the studio. While American Idiot was a critical and commercial success — and spawned a Broadway musical — Heart Like a Hand Grenade never saw release. It has acquired mythic status among Green Day fans, however, »
The Green Day musical American Idiot has had its London West End run extended due to phenomenal demand. The show, which is at The Arts Theatre just off Leicester Square, was originally taking bookings September, but will now be playing at the venue until the 22nd November.
American Idiot revolves around three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. The Broadway hit, which had previously toured the UK, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer.
American Idiot is now playing at The Arts Theatre, London
- Paul Heath
Speaking on ITV's Lorraine today (July 20), Lily said that she was in favour of the changes, arguing that it's "good" to mix up the show.
"I love watching it," she commented. "I'm quite excited to see the new judging panel.
"Steve has been my guitarist since I was 16, so we've worked together," she explained. »
When the rhythm genre practically saturated itself to the point of extinction a few years ago, no one was happier to see it go than me. Sure, I’d spent many weekends and summers trying to five-star every song on expert with my friends, and whether it was as a group in Rock Band or a duo in Guitar Hero, it was genuinely a blast. But after years of joking about the hours wasted on cheap, plastic instruments, Guitar Hero Live waited until just the right moment to rear its head, heralding a return to rhythm gaming goodness with a huge stylistic change.
What’s most notable about Live is the redesign of the guitar controller, which is much less colorful than before and only slightly more realistic to play. Rather than using five colored buttons to match the stream on the screen, there are just two rows of three buttons, »
- Christian Law
To see some of the most talented stage and screen artists take on new material in development, head on up to the Hudson Valley for the 31st Powerhouse Theater season! A collaboration between New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, Powerhouse runs from June 26 to Aug. 2 and gathers some of the most promising artists working today to Poughkeepsie for a summer of workshops, readings, and new productions. The program consists of eight-week residencies on the Vassar campus for over 250 professional artists, as well as 50 apprentices in the Powerhouse Training Program. Past seasons have helped launch Broadway-bound shows such as John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt,” Green Day’s “American Idiot,” and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s upcoming “Hamilton.” Headlining this year’s schedule are two mainstage shows: Keith Bunin’s “The Unbuilt City,” directed by Sean Mathias and starring Beth Dixon and Carter Hudson; and Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen’s “The Light Years, »
Ensuring that Harmonix and its reinvigorated Rock Band 4 doesn’t steal all of the limelight in October, Activision has today confirmed that Guitar Hero Live – its own modernized take on the musical genre – will debut across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U on October 20.
According to the publisher, the base game and the all-new guitar controller will be bundled together for $99, and in the above trailer we see how the revised peripheral is changing things up in FreeStyle Games’ upcoming reboot. Guitar Hero TV, for instance, is an always-online mode that will provide fans with a continually-updated roster of musical videos to rock along to, and this playlist will boast the latest in greatest songs storming up the charts.
Not only that, but Ghtv will allow budding rockstars to compete with friends and online companions over the interwebs or, if you want to hone your rocking skills on your lonesome, »
- Michael Briers
It's been six long months since Stephen Colbert left The Colbert Report – and just two weeks since David Letterman retired from late night – but the future Late Show host returned to the public eye today with a new video trumpeting the near-arrival of his late-night program (and the disposal of his "Colbeard").
"Welcome to the Internet. Good news: I still exist," Colbert tells fans after six months of not talking into the camera. "My show went off the air in December and you have not seen me much since then, »
In today's culture, makeup isn't often considered a masculine thing—unless you're talking about rock stars, of course. Since the inception of rock and roll, men have worn everything from a smoky eye to tightligher as part of their edgy stage personas. On the heels of HBO's broadcast of the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, in which liner-wearing troubadours like Lou Reed and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Tré Cool were celebrated, we take a look back at the rule-breaking menfolk who have kept it cool with kohl. 2200 Bce In ancient Egypt, both men and women rimmed their eyes with kohl made from finely-ground kohl. When worn, the substance was thought to »
Kentucky’s getting another music festival, and following in the footsteps of major events like Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Mich., it’ll be at a racetrack. Today (May 27) NiFi Music Fest announced its inaugural event, to be held Aug. 28-30 at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ken., Billboard reports. The fest will be headlined by a mix of rock and country stars: Green Day, Miranda Lambert and Kings of Leon will play... Read the complete article at Radio.com. »
- Kevin Rutherford - Radio.com
Haydn West/Pa Archive
It’s hard to pin down the defining sound of a decade only a few years later. Those growing up in the 90s wouldn’t have seen grunge and Britpop as the complete relics we do today, instead viewing them as an organic part of a far more varied musical landscape. Similarly, although the 2000s will eventually be looked back upon as a condensed version of itself, it’s impossible to pick out such everlasting features right now. However, a broad look back over ten years can unearth some likely candidates.
There’s no denying that the first decade of the 21st century will be seen as a crucial one in the history of popular music. A number of albums we now regard as modern classics were introduced to the world between 2000 and 2009, from a wide variety of genres. From revolutionary rap LPs that changed to face of hip hop production, »
- Jack G King
The veteran late-night host is signed off for the last time after 33 years of post-11 o’clock entertainmentHe was joined by guests including the Foo Fighters, Steve Martin, Peyton Manning, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey and Jim Carrey
Review: a stoic but touching send-off for the Late Show
Thank you and goodnight -David Letterman #ThanksDave pic.twitter.com/KV9F3CiLZd
Oh, a segment dedicated to the times he’s blown stuff up: ok
Is there something else? …
I’ve got to admit: he’s been clever here. The jokes weren’t the sharpest at the start but he’s really let the show do the talking all night, dropping in clips that really communicate how much a part of Us »
- Lanre Bakare in New York
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