Green Day Performed at the American Music Awards And Paid Tribute to Nirvana
During Green Day’s performance at the 2019 American Music Awards, they performed two songs, their newest single , “Father of All…” before turning back the clock and going into “Basket Case.”
During the transition into “Basket Case,” Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool played the first few chords of the Nirvana smash hit, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” and the crowd went wild. Check it out below and 2:48 mark or so.
Green Day will release their 13th album on Feb. 7 of next year and their breakthrough and major label debut album, Dookie, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Armstrong reflected on his good fortunes on social media saying:
“You have to have gratitude for the bad and the ugly too. I hope people keep listening… cause we’ll keep playing.”
Green Day will be hitting the road in 2020 with a massive stadium tour alongside Weezer and Fall Out Boy in what will be called the ‘Hella Mega’ tour.
“We talked about how we weren’t really wanting to do stadiums and do something that was like throwback to the Monsters of Rock Tour,” Armstrong said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “There was, of course, Fall Out Boy and Weezer and now we’re stoked.”
Dave Mustaine Appears in Family Photo Following Cancer Treatment!
Following news earlier this month from bandmate Dave Ellefson that frontman Dave Mustaine was done his cancer treatment, we have a new photo of Mustaine with his family and he looks great!
David Lee Roth’s Contract With Van Halen Is Reportedly Done
According to MelodicRock.com’s Andrew McNeice David Lee Roth’s contract with Van Halen is up. Keep in mind this doesn’t stop him from returning to the band for a future tour.
He tweeted, “Let the ‘Dave’s Out Of Van Halen’ rumours commence! #davesout.”
He added, “No, @sammyhagar is not returning to @vanhalen. And no, there is no confirmation Dave is out, as there isn’t any band for him to be out of really. No activity on the horizon. But Dave is doing his own thing now and doesn’t have the constraints of a VH contract holding him back.”
Josh Homme Splits From Wife Brody Dalle
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme recently split from his wife according to TMZ who reported that Brody Dalle and Homme are legally separated. Homme recently appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast and didn’t address the split and spoke positively about his wife and said the following:
“My wife has been one of my biggest inspirations ever. That thing that I really learned from her is, when you blame someone, it’s like saying you’re guilty, before you even have a chance to talk and say your perspective. Nobody like thats, nobody wants to start by being blamed for something, it makes you shut off immediately. Now you have these disengaged people blaming each other, and being mean to each other.
If you are talking about doing what you like, I don’t like that. I also have friends that I really love that engage in that quite a bit, and it’s a troubled spot for them. So instead of doing it myself, I try to look at that and go, ‘Oh, I don’t want that.’ I love my music, and I try to make it as real as I can, and I try to make it as different as I can, and I accept if you don’t like it.”