Tagged Green Day

Tuesday 11pm ET: Feature LP: Green Day – American Idiot (2004)

American Idiot is the seventh studio album by American rock band Green Day, released on September 20, 2004 by Reprise Records. Following the disappointing sales of their previous album Warning (2000), the band took a break before beginning their next album, Cigarettes and Valentines. The recording was cut short when the master tapes were stolen, and the band decided to start from scratch.

A concept album dubbed a “punk rock opera” by the band members, American Idiot follows the story of Jesus of Suburbia, a lower-middle-class American adolescent anti-hero. The album expresses the disillusionment and dissent of a generation that came of age in a period shaped by tumultuous events such as the Iraq War. Recording sessions were split between two California studios between 2003 and 2004.

American Idiot marked a career comeback for Green Day. It charted in 27 countries, peaking at number one in 19, and eventually sold 16 million copies worldwide. The album spawned five successful singles: “American Idiot”, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, “Holiday”, “Wake Me Up When September Ends” and “Jesus of Suburbia”. American Idiot was well received critically and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2005. Its success inspired a Broadway musical and a planned feature film adaptation. It appears in several lists of the best albums of the year and the decade.

1. “American Idiot” 2:54
2. “Jesus of Suburbia” 9:08
3. “Holiday” 3:52
4. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” 4:22
5. “Are We the Waiting” 2:42
6. “St. Jimmy” 2:56
7. “Give Me Novacaine” 3:25
8. “She’s a Rebel” 2:00
9. “Extraordinary Girl” 3:33
10. “Letterbomb” 4:05
11. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” 4:45
12. “Homecoming” 9:18
13. “Whatsername” 4:14

Saturday 12pm / Sunday 6am: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

This week on Brit Rock – Michael Schenker Group, Scorpions, Focus, Concrete Kingdoms, Meme Detroit, Survival Code, Green Day, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Styx, Procol Harem, Marillion, Dio, Motorhead, Don Henley, Foreigner, Chicago, Queen, Deep Purple, Genesis, Night Ranger, Allman Bros Band, Fleetwood Mac, REM, Joe Cocker, Rolling Stones, Who, Ozzy Osbourne, Mountain, Rembrandts, C.C.S., Rod Stewart, Aerosmith.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm or the encore Sunday 6am on RadioMaxMusic.

Sunday 9am: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

Last week on The Vinyl Resting Place we paid tribute to the Late Chuck Berry with some interviews with, and a few hours of Live concert performances by, the father of Rock and Roll. This week we let other’s pay the tributes, as all of Chuck children are out there, playing his licks. You’ll hear 3 hours of the most amazing covers of the best in rock and roll – and you’ll hear it from artists as diverse as Green Day, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Holly, AC/DC, Elvis, Motorhead and more – just to prove how Berry’s music transcends genres and the ages. So be with us at The Vinyl Resting Place, on RadioMaxMusic.com Sunday Morning at 9, Sunday night at 10 – or both!

Artist Countdown: Green Day Top 40 6p ET @GreenDay

greendayGreen Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1987. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist and backing vocalist Mike Dirnt, drummer Tré Cool and guitarist and backing vocalist Jason White, who became a full member after playing in the band as a session and touring guitarist for 13 years. Cool replaced former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990, prior to the recording of the band’s second studio album, Kerplunk (1992).

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 from 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 U.S. Green Day was widely credited, alongside fellow California punk bands Sublime, Bad Religion, The Offspring and Rancid, with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States.

Green Day’s three follow-up albums, Insomniac (1995), Nimrod (1997), and Warning (2000) did not achieve the massive success of Dookie, though they were still successful, with Insomniac and Nimrod reaching double platinum and Warning reaching gold status. The band’s rock opera, American Idiot (2004), reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation, selling five million copies in the United States. The band’s eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, was released in 2009 which achieved the band’s best chart performance to date. In 2012, 21st Century Breakdown was followed up by a trilogy of albums called ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! released on September, November and December 2012 respectively.

They are one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time, having sold over 75 million albums 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. The musical was nominated for several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Scenic Design.  Source: Wikipeda

1 American Idiot
2 Know Your Enemy
3 Boulevard of Broken Dreams
4 The Saints Are Coming (w/ U2)
5 21 Guns
6 Wake Me Up When September Ends
7 Basket Case
8 When I Come Around
9 Holiday
10 Geek Stink Breath
11 Working Class Hero
12 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
13 Jesus of Suburbia
14 Minority
15 Warning
16 Hitchin’ a Ride
17 Welcome to Paradise
18 The Simpsons Theme
19 Oh Love
20 Brain Stew/Jaded
21 Longview
22 Stuck with Me
23 The Forgotten
24 Waiting
25 J.A.R.
26 Last of the American Girls
27 East Jesus Nowhere
28 Let Yourself Go
29 Nice Guys Finish Last
30 She
31 Redundant
32 Walking Contradiction
33 X-Kid
34 When It’s Time
35 21st Century Breakdown
36 Kill the DJ
37 Poprocks & Coke
38 I Fought the Law
39 21 Guns (w/ Cast of American Idiot)
40 86


Ron Kovacs Live 6pm ET

Join Ron Kovacs Live at 6pm ET featuring your requests and new music from the new releases fromGreen Day, Richie Sambora and No Doubt, on RadioMaxMusic.