- Geek & Sci-Fi
Staring back at me from the back cover of a magazine recently was this add for Billabong's "Mass Hysteria Boardshort," (cats and dogs.
Over the weekend Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong tweeted that he'd been kicked off of a Southwest Airlines flight for having saggy pants.
Noel Gallagher is an as$hole.
I'll admit I've got a soft spot for Green Day.
Because it worked so well as a play (I honestly don't know if I'm being sarcastic here), Green Day's American Idiot is set to become a feature film, written by Milk's Dustin Lance Black and possibly starring Billy Joe.
With all the attention people have been giving to the<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/tag/spider-man-musical" target="_blank"> Spider-man musical</a>, the NASCAR of Broadway, and its endless police blotter of entertaining mishaps, people seem to have forgotten about the Green Day musical, American Idiot.
<a href="http://www.blender.com/guide/68965/100-greatest-indie-rock-albums-ever-151-50-to-41.html"> Before they had a Broadway play and back when Green Day was simply the day you mowed your lawn after 6PM, Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt and Billy Joe Armstrong released Kerplunk, the Grammy-award-winning rock behemoth's 2nd album from 1992. Ranked 47th on Blender's <a href="http://www.blender.com/guide/68965/100-greatest-indie-rock-albums-ever-151-50-to-41.html">"100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Ever,"</a> this hidden gem only sold 50K copies, yet featured one of the better Star Wars-themed songs ever made, with the not-so-obvious ode to the Princess Leia, "20,000 Light Years Away.
The other day, shortly after I wrote about<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2010/03/please-do-not-make-a-green-day-musical" target="_blank"> the possibility</a> of a Green Day movie based on the American Idiot Broadway show, this commercial for it just happened to come on TV (coincidence.
<a href="http://www.deadline.com/2010/03/green-days-american-idiot-making-movie-move-with-playtones-hanks-goetzman/" target="_blank">Ugh</a>.
As record sales keep <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/11/50-cent-says-sales-dont-matter-anymore-praises-new-his-album">slumping for bigger acts</a> and concert money becomes more essential to funding artists' lavish livelihoods, curiosity leads one to ponder how much our favorite acts pull in per show.