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Billie Joe's crackup, Muse's truth

Jeers this week to regrettable behavior -- Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is seeking treatment for substance abuse following a tantrum at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

By DAVID THORPE  |  October 05, 2012
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Review: Green Day: Rock Band

Activision has pumped out rhythm games centered on a single band — Aerosmith, Metallica, and Van Halen have all had their own Guitar Hero . Harmonix has offered only The Beatles: Rock Band . Until now.
Repeat, repeat
By MADDY MYERS  |  June 25, 2010
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Photos: Green Day live at TD Garden

Green Day, live at the TD Garden, July 20, 2009
Green Day, live at the TD Garden, July 20, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  July 24, 2009
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Green Day | 21st Century Breakdown

If anyone had suggested, circa Dookie 15 years ago, that Green Day would one day carry the torch for the classic rock opera . . . well, no one would have.
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By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  June 05, 2009
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How I became a Grasshole

If it wasn’t for Buckdancer’s Choice, I wouldn’t be a Grasshole, and I’d be a hell of a lot poorer for it.
Or how my music teacher tricked me into having fun
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 28, 2007
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Fall out boys and girls

Everything about that sounds worldly and intellectually satisfying, something you could say for much of what’s happening this fall on the local music front.
Somehow, things heat up as summer closes
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 12, 2007


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Indie springs forward

For years we waited. And then we started making jokes about it. And then the jokes got old. So we waited some more. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "Love Song No. 7" (mp3)
Clap your hands and say Axl
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 02, 2007
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The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history


The Phoenix picks the shows that have defined the scene
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 30, 2006
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The Living End

A tight little Australian trio who began life as a rockabilly group but now play high-octane pop punk, the Living End might be the perfect act for Rocket from the Crypt fans bumming over that band’s break-up late last year.
State of Emergency | Adeline/EastWest
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  August 01, 2006