Though I haven’t been a part of any of these exclusive Howard 100 tapings (not that I don’t want too of course hint hint hint), I love sharing that they are happening with our readers because they are pretty damned awesome. Check this latest news out about the band Green Day.
The Press Release:
NEW YORK – October 4, 2016 – Howard Stern and SiriusXM announced today that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will perform live on The Howard Stern Show on Howard Stern’s exclusive SiriusXM channel Howard 100 on Wednesday, October 5. The in-studio performance will feature Green Day performing songs from their 30-year career, including music from their upcoming album Revolution Radio, scheduled to be released on October 7 on Reprise Records.
The band will also record a special edition of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series—answering questions from a select group of SiriusXM listeners in the SiriusXM studios in New York City. The “Town Hall” special will air Friday, October 7 at 7:00 pm ET and PT on SiriusXM’s Faction, channel 41, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
Additionally, the band’s concert at the House of Blues in Boston, recorded live on October 1, will air on SiriusXM’s Faction and Alt Nation channels immediately after the Town Hall broadcast on Friday, October 7. “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Green Day” is part of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series, featuring iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM “Town Hall” specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Billy Crystal, Barbra Streisand, Quentin Tarantino, Carol Burnett, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, KISS, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Adele, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roger Waters, the surviving members of Nirvana, Gregg Allman, Usher and Tony Hawk.
ABOUT GREEN DAY
Green Day is an American punk rock band composed of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool. Formed in 1986, Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States. Green Day was widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States. Green Day’s follow up albums Insomniac (1995) and Nimrod (1997) each sold over two million albums and were certified Double Platinum, and Warning (2000) was certified Platinum. 2004 brought the band’s rock opera American Idiot which reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation and sold over six million copies in the United States. Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. On October 16, 2015, Green Day released the documentary Heart Like A Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow they are really kicking some a$$ up there at SiriusXM because now they are doing something special with Green Day only days after having the mighty Metallica in the studios for some chat and live performance along with fan meeting photo ops. That’s great if you can be one of the folks that participates that’s for sure. I’d love to be a part of this one myself but NY Comic Con is looming on my horizon as far as my things to do and with that event there is a ton of planning and preparation. I hope those that end up going enjoy themselves. So what do the rest of you think about this news? Will you be seeing Green Day on their new tour? You do know about the tour right? If you answered “No”, I discussed the details of that whole run on THIS LINK. Check it out.