2012 – Pres Obama helps Al Green’s Sales Almost 500 Percent singing of ‘Let’s Stay Together’ at Apollo Theater. The YouTube Vid went Viral almost immediately.
2006 – U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium with a show that features guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as well as Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.
2006 – Grocery clerk Paul McPike sues Green Day, alleging he wrote their hit “American Idiot” way back in 1992. “It was just disbelief every time I heard it on the radio,” says McPike. A feeling very similar to what you’re experiencing reading this.
2005 – Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day are the toast of Las Vegas, as each nab six trophies at the 2005 Chart Toppers Music Awards. 50, who is the top finalist with mentions in eight categories, is honored as artist of the year and takes the album of the year […]
2005 – Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny’s Child and Kelly Clarkson triumph, each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
2005 – With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day are the big winners at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon.
2005 – The Chemical Brothers’ “Believe” wins Best Video at the MTV Europe Video Awards. Performers at the Lisbon-based bash include Madonna, Gorillaz, Coldplay and Green Day.
2005 – Green Day, U2, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Game, Good Charlotte, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West and David Banner are among the artists performing at MTV’s ReAct Now: Music & Relief to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
2005 – Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” wins Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Award. Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson are also thanked for their services to the channel that doesn’t show videos anymore, winning Best Male Video and Best Female Video for “Jesus Walks” and the grammaticaly challenged “Since U […]
2005 – The Killers started a two week run at No.1 on the UK charts with their debut album ‘Hot Fuss.’ The Las Vegas band also entered the UK singles chart at No.3 with ‘Somebody Told Me’. Green Day were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘American Idiot.’
2005 – Green Day’s American Idiot returns to the top of the U.S. album charts, knocking Eminem’s Encore down to No. 2. The highest new entry is the Beyond the Sea soundtrack, featuring actor Kevin Spacey singing Bobby Darin songs.
2005 – Green Day top the first UK albums chart of the year with American Idiot. X Factor winner Steve Brookstein’s “Against All Odds” knocks Band Aid 20’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” off the No. 1 singles spot.