Not long after Green Day played Woodstock ’94 – a performance that scored the band mass adulation – singer Billie Joe Armstrong received a letter from his mother. “It was a hate letter,” says Armstrong. It seems Mrs. Armstrong ordered the concert on pay-per-view and had settled in to watch the event with a friend. That’s when the melee occurred. Onstage, the Green Day set culminated in a titanic mud fight; Armstrong yanked down his pants; and bassist Mike Dirnt had his front teeth smashed when he was tackled by a security guard who thought he was a fan storming the stage. Finally a mud-covered Armstrong asked the fans to shout, “Shut the fuck up,” and the band exited. Photos: A Look Back at Green Day’s Career “She said that I was disrespectful and indecent,” says Armstrong, “and that if my father was alive, he would be ashamed of me. She couldn’t believe that I pulled my pants down and got in a fight onstage. … [Read more...] about Green Day: Best New Band
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Early in the morning in a parking lot just outside San Antonio, three skinny young men stumble from a bus and shield their eyes from the sun. Today the heat will top out in the mid-90s. This is not a good place to find yourself first thing in the day. “Fuck everybody and everything,” says Blink-182 bassist-vocalist Mark Hoppus. “I hope everyone catches gonorrhea and dies.” Hoppus has woken up on the wrong side of 8 a.m. to appear on the morning show of KRBE 104, an influential Top 40 radio station. The band – Hoppus, guitarist-vocalist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker – stands yawning, waiting to enter the studio. “There’s no call for this,” Hoppus insists, but the band’s tour manager, Alex MacLeod, ignores Hoppus – he’s heard these complaints many times before. MacLeod has officially limited him to 15 minutes of kvetching per day. Searching for a more receptive audience, Hoppus looks over at me, … [Read more...] about Blink-182: The Half-Naked Truth
Among those also making the cut this year: 'Gaslight,' 'Zoot Suit,' 'Real Women Have Curves,' 'Before Stonewall' and 'Platoon.' Purple Rain, Amadeus, She's Gotta Have It and Clerks — this year's biggest public vote-getter — plus seven films directed by women, including Boys Don't Cry, are among the latest cinematic treasures chosen for the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, it was announced Wednesday. The list of 25 films picked to be preserved for future generations also includes Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) and Gaslight (1944), like Boys Don't Cry starrer Hilary Swank featuring an Oscar-winning best actress performance (by Sissy Spacek and Ingrid Bergman, respectively), and another timeless classic with a great leading lady, Sleeping Beauty (1959). Four feature documentaries made it — Madeline Anderson's I Am Somebody (1970), Martin Scorsese's The Last … [Read more...] about ‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Amadeus,’ ‘Boys Don’t Cry,’ ‘Clerks’ Enter National Film Registry
Ever since Rajinikanth was bestowed with the title 'Superstar', apart from celebrating Rajinikanth's success, fans have also remained curious to know who would inherit the prestigious title once Rajinikanth calls it a day. Over the last few years, debate among fans has intensified and in few years from now Tamil cinema could well witness a new Superstar. So who is the new Superstar in the making? To start off with, two worthy contenders who may take that spot in the future are Ajith and Vijay. While Ilayathalapathy Vijay could go on to become the next Superstar, let us first see why Thala Ajith could get there before Vijay without even breaking a sweat. Going by the recent occurrences in Kollywood, Ajith's star status has enhanced incredibly not just among fans but also among other celebrities. Read: Ajith's Yennai Arindhaal Box Office: Second(2nd), Third(3rd) and Fourth(4th) Day Collections His choice of films have been impeccable of late. With his latest release Yennai Arindhaal all … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons Why Thala Ajith Could Be The Next Superstar!
As the UK heads back to the voting booths tomorrow to elect a government, film and TV stars have been declaring allegiances. Hugh Grant has been among the most vocal canvassers, urging the public to vote tactically to avoid a Conservative majority. The Four Weddings And A Funeral star took to the streets last week with Labour and Liberal Democrat politicians. Grant was asked this week about Conservative leader Boris Johnson recreating a scene from Love Actually as part of his campaign. “I thought it was quite well done, very high production values, but clearly the Conservative Party have an awful lot of money. Maybe that’s where the rubles went.” Correct, Hugh. https://t.co/Nm3R0Sw08U — Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) December 11, 2019 The Thick Of It and Veep creator Armando Iannucci has also been a vocal supporter of tactical voting in favor of the Labour and Lib Dems, telling voters today on Twitter, “Don’t write Johnson off as just as … [Read more...] about UK Election: Hugh Grant, Steve Coogan, John Cleese & Alan Sugar Among Celebrities To Wade In Ahead Of December 12 Vote