Old punks don't die, they just hold Q&A sessions. Check out this very recent and uber-interesting one with punk icon Ian Mackaye, where (among other things) he chats about illegal downloading, his first punk show, misinterpretation of Minor Threat lyrics, the straightedge scene, keyboards and doing the wave at a Redskins game.
This past weekend saw the media giant Clear Channel give birth to the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Among acts such as Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Pitbull and Brad Paisley, Green Day squeezed in (and some might say fit in quite nicely). Well, it looks like the commoditization of punk rock has finally bit Green Day in the ass. Watch what happens as they get preempted with a performance by Rhianna and Usher.
UPDATE: According to the band's Facebook page, the whole debacle was due to Billie Joe's substance abuse problem rather than playing a douche-y festival. See for yourself:
The clown princes of punk rock, The Adicts, took to the stage at Riot Fest Chicago. And wouldn't ya know it, they're still trying to figure out the answer to this age old question....
Fat Mike and company made their way to this year's Riot Fest and as per usual, they brought the party with them. Think we're pulling your leg? Skip to 4:30 in the video and behold just how epic it really got!