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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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The Big Hurt: This month in big-brand comeback singles

It’s easy to read Muse’s official Nazi marching song for the 2012 London Olympics as an overt piece of comedy, but at this point, how can we even tell when Muse is trying to be funny?
Current releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 27, 2012
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American Idiot rocks out

As the crowd spilled in for Tuesday night's Boston premiere of Green Day's American Idiot , necks craned and fingers pointed, mohawked guys in their mid-30s and elderly couples jostled for their seats alongside teenage girls in plaid skirts and suspende
The Boston premiere of Michael Mayor's staging
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 27, 2012
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Interview: Michael Mayor, director of the Broadway tour of American Idiot

Michael Mayer has a history of being all over the map in the choices of plays he has directed. From Chekhov's Uncle Vanya to the smash rock musical Spring Awakening , he's consistently ventured out of the comfort zone.
Green Day's rock opera comes to Boston
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  January 13, 2012
'American Idiot' director confirms Colin Meloy collaboration on Broadway

'American Idiot' director confirms Colin Meloy collaboration on Broadway


After speculation heightened in recent weeks, we can now confirm that COLIN MELOY is indeed working on a musical with Michael Mayer, the Tony Award...
By Michael Christopher  |  January 11, 2012

Screaming Females at SPACE Gallery, September 27

Screaming Females have played Portland regularly as their blog-fueled star has risen; the buzz behind them is of a time-honored punk tradition (their albums are fine, but they are essential live viewing), but their punk itself is not.
Music seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 08, 2010


New Green Day Song Premiere [VIDEO]

New Green Day Song Premiere [VIDEO]


Fletcher wants to share a newly premiered Green Day song with you:      
By MorningIntern  |  September 07, 2010
Green Day at the Comcast Center

Green Day at the Comcast Center


Scrappy punks turned rock-opera megastars Green Day have a Broadway musical and a video game under their belts, but on stage is where they're at...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 11, 2010
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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

Wrote a song for everyone

Political experts know the most important factor in a successful race for governor is the campaign song.
Name that tune
By AL DIAMON  |  May 07, 2010
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50 ways to leave 2009

We sent a team of future-thinking Predator drones all across the state of Maine, and a little ways down into Seacoast New Hampshire to sniff out any NYE happenings, from barely-off-the-couch to the Maine mountains, all the way to interstellar travel (we'
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 01, 2010


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VIDEO: Top 101 songs of the decade

WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade
The top 101 songs of the decade from WFNX 101.7 FM
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Hottest songs of 2009



By PHOEBIE PHOENIX  |  December 18, 2009
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Three on the floor

Their homonymous debut album in tow, Friendly Fires made news last July when they were shortlisted for the 2009 Mercury Prize, the English-music-industry accolade that brings with it £20,000 to one native artist or group.
Friendly Fires find life after hardcore
By REYAN ALI  |  December 04, 2009
CLICK TRACKS: Ashlee Simpson worms back into the Great White Way, Courtney Love re-mounts Hole, and more

CLICK TRACKS: Ashlee Simpson worms back into the Great White Way, Courtney Love re-mounts Hole, and more


  Thought Macbeth was the most cursed play in history? Think again. Former pop starlet/defensive hoedown expert Ashlee Simpson has been tapped to reprise her...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  November 14, 2009
Green Day's 'American Idiot' on Broadway?

Green Day's 'American Idiot' on Broadway?


  Green Day's musical version of its 2004 landmark album 'American Idiot' will have a future on Broadway. Producers are planning to shift the critically-praised...
By Paul Driscoll  |  November 10, 2009


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The Big Hurt: Attention whoring and headline parsing

Slow news week.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 18, 2009
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Interview: Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit

In 2008, Passion Pit won Best New Artist in our Best Music Poll.
Cleaning up with this year's BMP winners
By CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART  |  July 31, 2009
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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
Review: Green Day at the Garden

Review: Green Day at the Garden


 Green Day photo by Carina Mastrocola; more photos here. GREEN DAYTD Garden, Boston, MAMonday, July 20, 2009 Ok, let's get it out of the way...
By Daniel Brockman  |  July 22, 2009

Music Seen: Lost Cause Desperados

Lost Cause Desperados have kept a low profile over the last few months, with gigs few and far between. None of that downtime has gone to waste, however, as Portland's kings of warp-speed garage-punk have been hard at work on their upcoming album, Deser
and Johnie 3, DeeCRACKS, The New 45 at Geno's, July 2
By DAN CLARK  |  July 10, 2009


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The Big Hurt: Durst pantsed, Michaels smooshed

"This isn't a reunion, this is a comeback," quibbled the red-hatted irrelephant in a BBC interview.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 26, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks

What a lovely concept is mainstream rock : all that subversive stuff was fun for a while, but isn't rock much lovelier now that it's straightened up and joined the hegemony?
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 05, 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.
Reprise (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  June 05, 2009
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The Detroit Cobras give new life to old soul

There's nothing lazier than the typical cover band: musicians taking the easy way out for listeners who don't want to be challenged — or, worse yet, revisiting the glory years when their shitty taste in music was current and therefore socially acceptabl
Blessed versions
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 05, 2009
This week in the music section: Vote in BMP! Plus The Dunnas, Wasted Talent, Melody Gardot, Green Day, Sonic Youth, NINJA

This week in the music section: Vote in BMP! Plus The Dunnas, Wasted Talent, Melody Gardot, Green Day, Sonic Youth, NINJA


Go vote in our annual Best Music Poll. Seriously. (Seriously)In Giant Steps, Jon Garelick checks out...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 04, 2009


Podcast: OTD, Michael Marrotta review the new Green Day on WFNX


(We were going to post Green Day's SNL performance, but somebody's being a douchebag and not letti...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 18, 2009

Green Day set July 20 date at Boston Garden; ticket on-sale date announced


GREEN DAY had previously announced their summer tour itinerary, which showed that they'd be in Bosto...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 28, 2009

Music news: March 30, 2009


Broadway (Billie) Joe: Green Day's American Idiot being adapted for the stage.Delayed Rebirth: Lil' ...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 30, 2009
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Photos: 30 years of WFNX music


Notable photos from WFNX's 30-year history
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB STAFF  |  December 04, 2008