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Music, All Shook Down Billie Joe Armstrong Shouts Out Gilman Street in Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Speech

Billie Joe Armstrong Shouts Out Gilman Street in Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Speech

Billie Joe Armstrong concluded his Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame acceptance speech by shouting out 924 Gilman Street and several local punk bands.  Green Day's debut album, 1,000 hours, was released in 1989 and it's fair to say no one…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Area Punk Mainstay, Heiko Schrepel, Dies at 39

Bay Area Punk Mainstay, Heiko Schrepel, Dies at 39

Much-loved Bay Area punk musician, Heiko Schrepel, died yesterday morning at the age of 39. The One Man Army and U.S. Bombs bassist had been on life support in Highland Hospital for a week. The cause of death is not yet known.  Friends…
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Music, All Shook Down Billie Joe Armstrong Is Opening a Guitar Store In Oakland Because Of Course He Is

Billie Joe Armstrong Is Opening a Guitar Store In Oakland Because Of Course He Is

Once upon a time, in the land known as the Bay Area, there was a scrappy, independently-minded community who did everything themselves; communicated only via a system of hand-made photocopied materials and spent their spare time fighting with The…
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Music, All Shook Down Billie Joe Armstrong Is Now an Actor or Something

Billie Joe Armstrong Is Now an Actor or Something

The Green Day frontman, unlikely Broadway auteur, and soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee landed the part of what appears to be Generic Shitty Boyfriend #625 in Like Sunday, Like Rain, an independent…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Macklemore on <i>Sesame Street</i>, 2 Chainz on <i>Nancy Grace</i>, and Everyone Else on Sleater-Kinney

This Week: Macklemore on Sesame Street, 2 Chainz on Nancy Grace, and Everyone Else on Sleater-Kinney

"I have two beautiful little girls and I'm a great father. I just feel like, basically, everyone should take care of their own. It's about governing your own household and taking care of your own property. It's about having…
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Music, All Shook Down Rancid's Bay Area Roots: 5 Things You May Not Know...

Rancid's Bay Area Roots: 5 Things You May Not Know...

Punk rockers the world over got excited yesterday when Rancid released a sneaky preview of their eighth album, ...Honor Is All We Know. The new tracks, "Collision Course", "Honor Is All We Know," and "Evil's My Friend" are the…
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Music, All Shook Down What Happens When Sammy Hagar, James Hetfield, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Pat Monahan Hang Out?

What Happens When Sammy Hagar, James Hetfield, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Pat Monahan Hang Out?

The Good Ol' Boys: Here are some of the artists playing this week's Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert at the Fillmore: Sammy Hagar, Metallica's James Hetfield, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Train's Patrick Monahan, and guitar deity Joe Satriani. It's a pretty…
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Music, Hagar, Hetfield, Armstrong, and Monahan: What Happens When Aging Rock Stars Hang Out?

Hagar, Hetfield, Armstrong, and Monahan: What Happens When Aging Rock Stars Hang Out?

Here are some of the artists playing this week's Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert at the Fillmore: Sammy Hagar, Metallica's James Hetfield, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Train's Patrick Monahan, and guitar deity Joe Satriani. It's a pretty big haul for the…
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Here Is Billie Joe Armstrong Performing With the Replacements at Coachella

So the Replacements did Coachella -- the Minneapolis underground rock titans played their first shows in California since 1991 at the massive Indio festival this year. Unfortunately, singer-guitarist Paul Westerberg was plagued with back problems, and had to bring…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Quotes of the Week: MIA Needs Cash, GZA Needs Science, and Bieber Needs a Slap

Music Quotes of the Week: MIA Needs Cash, GZA Needs Science, and Bieber Needs a Slap

"ummm ..... can i borrow 16 million ?"M.I.A.'s message to Madonna, after the NFL demanded an additional $15.1 million in restitution from her over the 2012 Super Bowl middle finger incident (Twitter)."There was a lot of whining in rock at…
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Music, All Shook Down Sammy Hagar, James Hetfield, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Many More to Play Acoustic Cancer Benefit at the Fillmore

Sammy Hagar, James Hetfield, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Many More to Play Acoustic Cancer Benefit at the Fillmore

Autumns in the Bay Area have long been marked by Neil Young's acoustic Bridge School Benefit concerts at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Starting this year, we're getting a similarly high-profile acoustic benefit concert in the spring. On May 15, Sammy Hagar is…
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Music, All Shook Down The Five Best Moments From Last Night's Grammy Awards

The Five Best Moments From Last Night's Grammy Awards

Last night was the 56th Annual Grammy Awards: Three and a half hours of back-slapping and ass-kissing and sparkly outfits and singing and stuff. We sat through the entire thing so you wouldn't have to. These were the most outstanding…
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Music, All Shook Down In Light of <i>Foreverly</i>: Growing Up With the Stark, Sentimental Beauty of the Everly Brothers

In Light of Foreverly: Growing Up With the Stark, Sentimental Beauty of the Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers were my first favorite band, although at the time I first heard them, I had no concept of what a band, or group, or even an orchestra was. I did have a brother, however, and listening…
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Music, All Shook Down Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones Are Teaming Up to Make a <strike>Covers Album</strike> Easy Holiday Present For Your Parents

Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones Are Teaming Up to Make a Covers Album Easy Holiday Present For Your Parents

First it was arena-opera-rock, then it was an arena-opera-rock Broadway musical, and then it was actually performing on Broadway in said arena-opera-rock musical. And now, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, onetime 924 Gilman denizen, is releasing a duets album with…
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Film, "Broadway Idiot": The Phantom of the Pop-Punk Opera

"Broadway Idiot": The Phantom of the Pop-Punk Opera

Director Doug Hamilton has made a film that will leave elaborate arrangements of Green Day songs in your head for days. Whether that prospect seems like the raddest thing ever or like some Dick Cheneyan enhanced interrogation technique is for…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • After a rough period during which frontman Billie Joe Armstrong went to rehab for alcohol abuse, Green Day returned home to Berkeley's Greek Theatre and played a thrilling two-and-a-half-hour show. The setlist reached back into the pop-punk outfit's…
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Music, All Shook Down Billie Joe Armstrong Debuts on 'The Voice', Doesn't Say Much

Billie Joe Armstrong Debuts on 'The Voice', Doesn't Say Much

You won't be seeing a lot of Billie Joe Armstrong in person these days -- the Green Day singer is currently in rehab working on some substance abuse issues. But the Oakland rocker's pretaped appearances on NBC singing competition the…
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Music, All Shook Down Sorry, Billie Joe, But Your Onstage Freak-Out Was <i>Not</i> Punk

Sorry, Billie Joe, But Your Onstage Freak-Out Was Not Punk

[Editor's note: Former SF Weekly intern Matt Saincome fronts a killer straight-edge hardcore band called Zero Progress. Seeing as he, like Green Day, hails from the East Bay, we decided he should be the one to remind Billie Joe Armstrong…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Fiona Apple delivered a stunning performance to a sold-out Fox Theater on Saturday night. She pushed her voice early on to a point where it decayed into a growl, and we feared her vocal cords might run out…
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Music, All Shook Down Billie Joe Armstrong to Become Mentor on 'The Voice'

Billie Joe Armstrong to Become Mentor on 'The Voice'

Well, we certainly didn't see this coming: Rolling Stone reports today (via AP) that Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will be a mentor on the upcoming season of NBC's hit TV music competition The Voice, helping the members of…
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