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Green Day, ’21 Guns’ Feat. ‘American Idiot’ Musical Cast — Video Premiere – Spinner

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Hella Lot Happening in Green Day Land

Can there be more going on in the Land of Green Day, I ask you?

First of all, they wowed the Far East and Japan with their amazing tour that ended last weekend, while AMEX advance tickets went on sale and the website for American Idiot on Broadway went live; then they announced that the entire cast of AI will be backing them on tonight’s Grammy Awards… and still yet more, tomorrow, February 1st, the video that was shot during the recording of “21 Guns” with the cast will be available on AOL Music. Hot damn, that’s a lot of stuff!

Green Day is nominated for Best Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “21 Guns,” Best Rock Song for “21 Guns,” and Best Rock Album for 21st Century Breakdown.

You want rehearsal shots of Green Day and the cast you say? Then click here or the pic below.

Rebecca Naomi Jones and Billie Joe Armstrong with Green Day and American Idiot Cast

If you want to hear what’s going on backstage tonight, then follow three of AI’s cast members on Twitter (Gerard Canonico; Declan Bennett; and Libby Winters) or you can follow and tweet to #AIgrammys for all of their updates and more. For those of you around the world, Green Day TV and the Grammy site are streaming the awards live.

Oh, and did I mention that “Last of the American Girls” is being filmed as the next video? I didn’t? Well, consider it mentioned.

In addition to all of this, Green Day donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross for Haiti Relief and Adeline Records raised a lot of money through their Charity auction that ended yesterday. I’m not sure how much was raised, but the test pressing of American Idiot that was being auctioned went for about $1100. A true prize for any collector and helpful for the Haiti relief efforts at well.

Oh wait! Did you hear that an unreleased Foxboro Hot Tubs video (and no, they are not Green Day) to Stop, Drop and Roll was leaked and is out there somewhere? You are going to have look for it yourself, though. It’s pretty great, but it’s also pretty obvious that the band didn’t want the video out at this time as Warner Brothers is yanking it from Youtube  left and right.

Lastly, on a slightly sad note, the Green Day Community forum has experienced a bad server crash and they don’t know yet whether they have lost their huge database of postings. This isn’t the Green Day Authority, but the forum. The GDA is still up and running and they will let everyone know as soon as they can what is going on. Keep your fingers crossed!

American Idiot on Broadway on Facebook posted a picture of the New York Times full-page advertisement from today’s edition. See that after the jump, and now, I’m out of here since I’m watching the Red Carpet on E! and the TVGN networks. If you don’t want to watch all of the Grammys, the AI twits have noted that they will be performing toward the beginning of tonight’s show.

Whew! That’s a hella lot!

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Green Day – New Years with Carson Daly

It’s 2010! Woot!

I spent New Year’s at a friends house until about 10:00 pm, then I went home. I was sick (and sadly still am) and I also wanted to catch some of Green Day’s performance on “New Years with Carson Daly.” During the airing, they performed four songs and snippets of two others were shown, but I only saw “Minority” and “21 Guns.”

Here’s “21 Guns”:

“21 Guns” – Green Day – New Years with Carson Daly

Via the GDA, here’s the setlist that was shown on New Years with Carson Daly:

Know Your Enemy
Going To Pasalacqua (part)
Holiday
Minority
Welcome to Paradise (part)
21 Guns

Green Day LIVE on Tour, a group on Facebook, has posted some great videos of Green Day live performances. Unfortunately, you have to be a Facebook member to access the group, but if you are, become a fan and watch some of the performances that they’ve been finding on Youtube.

As you may know, the New Year’s show was pre-taped back in November and the boys performed many more songs than actually appeared on the New Year’s show. Here’s a great one of “East Jesus Nowhere” and “Going to Pasalacqua.” Check out more videos from the show on Nosaintinlas’ Youtube channel.

“East Jesus Nowhere” – Green Day – November 23, 2009

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“Going to Pasalacqua” – Green Day – November 23, 2009


Green Day Make 2009 VMAs All About Their Fans – News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News

This backstage video was shot last night at the VMAs. Mike Dirnt expresses thanks to we fans for voting for “21 Guns.” I know I voted about 100 times.The second part of the video shows a backstage perspective of Green Day’s performance of “East Jesus Nowhere.”

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Green Day Wins MTV’s Best Rock Video Award 2009

Green Day wins MTV’s Best Rock Video, Best Cinematography, and Best Direction for “21 Guns,” directed by Marc Webb.

Green Day, nominated this year for three of MTV’s Moon Men, won for Best Rock Video, Best Cinematography and Best Direction tonight for “21 Guns.”

Yesterday they made a splash at the awards rehearsal when they rehearsed “East Jesus Nowhere” a few times and then put on an impromptu concert for the staff and crew at Radio City Music Hall. MTV posted four videos of an interview conducted with Green Day behind the scenes at Radio City Music. Click here to view them at MTV’s site.

On another note, I had to work at Bryant Park yesterday, which isn’t far from Radio City Music Hall, so I walked up to Radio City to see if I could see the boys at rehearsal… and missed them going into Radio City by five minutes. But I waited for them to come out and they finally did. I yelled out, “See you in London next month,” and Tré gave me a funny face and I gave him one back. Unfortunately, the video I took sucks balls, so I won’t be putting it up here.

Green Day also performed at the VMA’s tonight and did a rocking version of “East Jesus Nowhere.” Billie snuck in the line, “all the fucks that never learned to read.” bwahaha. The boys… they know how to rock. If MTV posts a video that I can link to, I’ll do that as soon as possible.

Congrats, Green Day, you completely deserve it!

Green Day Wins Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Awards.

Green Day Wins Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Awards, 2009. Photo by REUTERS/Gary Hershorn


Highlights from the Breakdown: Los Angeles

The pit in Los Angeles seems to have been the most crowded of the pits during Green Day’s North American tour leg. The crowd was fabulous, the band, well, you know.

Here’s a few videos:

She:

Brainstew:

21 Guns (Pyrotechnic favorite, the waterfall effect included):

Van Halen; Tight Wad Hill; When I Come Around (TWH Special thanks to DJ Rossstar for reminding Billie of the words):

Storytime with Billie and We Are the Waiting/St. Jimmy:


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