What is the song The Last of the American Girls by Green Day about?
Someone (I think it was Mike Dirnt) said that Billie Joe wrote it with his wife (Adrienne) in mind. It's basically praising Gloria, or a Gloria-ish girl, and how she stands up for her beliefs, cares about the working class ("she makes enough to survive for a holiday of working class"), and doesn't take crap from anyone ("she's a runaway fromt the establishment incorporated"). In a way, that's what America is all about, and it's hard to find in the real world ("endangered species headed into extinction"), hence, the Last of the American Girls. If you add it into the Christian/Gloria story, that's what Christian loves about her, she's "one of a kind". If you've heard American Idiot, that goes the same for the song She's a Rebel. Jesus of Suburbia loves Whatsername because she doesn't take crap from anyone.
It pretty much is solely about Gloria, but it's more about how she holds the American spirit.
They usually play, on this tour at least,
1) Song of the Century
2) 21st Century Breakdown
3) Know Your Enemy
4) East Jesus Nowhere
6) The Static Age
7) Before the Lobotomy
8) Are We the Waiting
9) St. Jimmy
10) Boulevard of Broken Dreams
11) 2000 Light Years Away
12) Welcome to Paradise
13) At the Library
14) When I Come Around
16) Brain Stew
19) Basket Case
21) King For A Day/Shout
22) 21 Guns
23) American Eulogy
24) American Idiot
26) Macy's Day Parade
27) Coming Clean
28) Good Riddence
And they mix it up a little throwing in songs like Jesus of Suburbia, Last Night on Earth, and sometimes they take requests.
Can rockband downloadable songs work with green day rockband?
Only Beatles songs work with Beatles Rock Band, and only Beatles Rock Band can play Beatles DLC.
Only Green Day songs work with Rock Band:Green Day, but Green Day songs can be played in RB,RB2,RB3 or RB Green Day; some can be played in LEGO Rock Band.
All other DLC will work in RB, RB2 or RB3.
Once RB3 comes out, new DLC will only work with RB3.
What does Green Day have to do with Gloria and the class of 13?
21st Century Breakdown is a concept album like American Idiot. Gloria is one of the main characters and so is Christian. The class of 13 refers to Billie Joe's eldest son graduating that year. He also thought it was a very unlucky uear to graduate that year because of all the problems that this next generation faces
Can you download Rock Band and Rock Band 2 songs for the new Green Day Rock Band?
Here's how it works (I own it)
You can play the green day packs from the music store from Rock Band 1/2 on the Green day disc, but you can't play any of the other DLC (let's say you bought the blink 182 pack..) you can't play that on the Green Day disc.
But you can export the Green day songs into Rock Band 1/2, and play it that way.
I recommend this as vocals you earn more points since talkies on the Green Day disc do not give you points, as on Rock band 1/2 they do.
What Green Day song should I play at my school's talent show at the end of the year?
Depends, who's the stronger player the guitarist or the bassist.
If the bassist is better/ really good, than play Longview (even though it has a bit of language, and the subject matter is a bit iffy if you're worried about that sort of thing).
If not longview :
You should go for a well known song, so I reckon American Idiot, Boulavard of Broken Dreams or 21 Guns is your best bet. I'd also say Good Riddance, but that has no drum part
EDIT: maybe even Minority, if you wanna get the crowd involved, I think that song is the easiest to do so with...
The cheapest route is to buy the game and instruments separately. To get the full experience, you'll need 2 guitars, a drum set, and 3 microphones. However, honestly, unless you're planning to play at a party, you just need one of every instrument. For guitars, you can buy almost any Guitar Hero one (they're cheaper) and they work just fine. For drums, I'd suggest an actual Rock Band kit, but those are cheap too. The microphones are difficult to find alone, but you can find a set of SingStar mics and it'll work fine (at least, it does on a PS3). As far as I know, that's the cheapest way to get everything
How can I convince my parents to take me to a Green Day concert?
i love Green Day, and so does my dad, so i go to every concert when they come here. It's not always fun to go with my dad, but, ya'know, free tickets.
Just try and prove to your parents that you really love them by maybe playing their music a lot, and in front of them, and maybe show them stuff that relates to Green Day..
What kind of Green day concert tickets should i get?
The only way you can get tickets for the GA Standing Front is if you queue up outside the venue or main ticket office on the day tickets go on sale, which is July 01.
There are only 300 of these tickets available, and every person in the line can buy two each, therefore only the first 150 people in line will get tickets. Its likely you'll have to queue over night for those.
If you want good seats you'll need to book early, right as tickets go on sale.
And yeah, if you're worried about getting a good spot, reserved seats sound like a good plan, especially as you're not too familiar with concerts.
It would surprise me if all of the Green Day dates on the Aus/NZ tour don't sell out - they don't come here often at all.
Make sure you get in quick, and enjoy the show!
Who knows where Green Day will be preforming there next concert?
Well there's no tour dates being released yet so I can't tell you!
It has been confirmed that they begin touring in America in July this year, before heading to Europe, and elsewhere. A general idea is given here: http://www.greendayauthority.com/index.php?subaction=showcomments&id=1234607395&archive=
That's as much as we know about the dates at the moment, www.greendayauthority.com always has the latest, reliable info on Green Day!
I think it'll be quite soon, the single is out in April and album in May. Some album details may be getting revealed next week - it could include dates, but it may be a confirmed tracklist/release date which isn't really relevant to you! =]
If you really want to up your chance of getting tickets, join the official fan club, the Idiot Club. It costs $20 to join but you get offered presale tickets.
I hoped this helped, and I hope you get those tickets! =]
How soon should I get to a green day concert to get as close as possible to the stage?
I love Green Day. I'm going July 31st. I hope you have fun. :D
I would suggest that you leave around 12:30 to 3:00 if you want to be right in front of Billie. :))))) If not, you could always push though the crowd. lol
In Jesus of suburbia, its sometimes phrases from the song, once its written "st. jimmy"
In 21 guns, the first time its lyrics of 21 guns itself; in the end its the lyrics of the last song of the album, see the light
I have been to two Green Day concerts, and in my opinion they are the best live band in the world. The second concert i was at i was on the floor,and it was amazing. Dont worry about your age, im 15 and i found most of the crowed where under 21. There was a little bit of moshing and fighting, but it was done by some drunk idiots and didnt last long. Green Day fans are generely nice people.! Having said that, shorts might not be the best atire due to the extreme body contact with the people around you.
If i was you, i would try to get there about 2 or 3 hours early to get a pit pass because without one you wont be able to get anywhere near the front due to a large metal barrier.Also when you are in the pit part , you can move to the back of that area and have a perfect veiw because the rest of the crowed is cut off. Other bonus' of being in the pit is Getting Sprayed By billie joe with a hose, and being sprayed with green day themed confetti, which are amazing experiences. Also if you get really near the front Billie pulls up around 5 people per show.. to sing Longview ect..
As for the actual show, expect a looooong set list, never usually shorter that 2 and half hours, Fireworks, Plenty of dressing up and crowed interaction
Take my advice and dont stay at the back. Their Concerts are worth the effort.
What kind of Guitar amp should I get to get that green day tone?
Okay, I'll admit it...I am a tube snob. But, I recently tried a Line 6 modeling amp. No it doesn't sound like a tube amp, but my God you can get so many sounds out of that thing. I would be surprised if you can't get real close to the tone you want out of a Line 6. If you already have an amp look into the Line 6 POD for effects. I just purchased the Line 6 JM4 looper which has some great sounds, just not as many as the POD.
damn you are lucky!!!
but... wear jeans.. skinny jeans maybe
and a comfortable tee or any shirt that looks cute
dont dress to look good but dress to stand out.... wear something weird and out there :D
of course keep it cute
no dresses, skirts untie-able things (halters and tanks not so good)
cuz it may get a little rough
enjoy!!! im going on the 18th so i can feel your excitement :D
What is the most difficult Green Day song to play on bass?
Probably the bass break in "Welcome To Paradise". I used to do that in a modern rock cover band in was in back in 2010.
That was a little tricky, but compared to "Cult Of Personality" (did that one too), it was a walk in the park.
What controllers work with the green day rock band?
Depends on what system you have. Check the Rock Band instrument compatibility website here: http://www.rockband.com/compatibility
In general, the GH5 guitar and Band Hero guitar, drums, and microphone will work with the Rock Band games, and the same is true the other way around (unless you have a Wii).
What website can I buy Green Day tickets for Sacramento or Oakland?
You'll be able to buy tickets from www.greenday.com once they announce some tour dates. They're taking a small break at the moment, and then making a new album, but it will be at least a year or 2 before they tour again. Hope this helps! :)
What are the easiest to intermediate songs by Green Day to play on the drums?
know your enemy,
when I come around,
Give Me Novacaine,
Are we the waiting ( unknown :P)
I know almost nothing of drums but can still play some parts of these songs.
Except give me novacaine, that always kills me xD
These are the easiest songs I could think of but like I said, I dont know much of drums, ask me of guitar and then I could be of much much more help
also maybe try Christie Road, I havent played it yet but my drummer says its easy. (At least easy for his 9 year playing drums ass)
How can I get amazing Green Day tickets to surprise a girl I really like?
Well the tickets haven't been released yet, so you can sign up for presale tickets on the official fan site, the Idiot Club [http://www.idiotclub.com/login.php ]. It costs $20 to join it though, and you don't really get anything extra. Last time the tickets were about $47 so I don't know how much you're wanting to spend.. also, being in the Idiot Zone [mosh pit] will cost more. There might be competitions or something for backstage passes nearer the time. Just keep an eye on http://www.greendayauthority.com because they have all the latest and reliable info.
What is the easiest Green Day song to learn on guitar?
Definitely "Brain Stew"... It's 4 Repeated chords and the chorus is the same chords just different strumming! If you can kinda play acoustic. "Time of your life" isn't too difficult. Strumming is a little awkward for beginners but it was one of the first acoustic songs I ever learned
Umm I know they are just finishing up their latest album. They plan to get it out this year, ut who knows. Its not on their website yet, so I have no idea where they are gonna play.
But for their American Idiot tour they went to Louisville Ky, Dayton OH, Columbus OH, Cleveland OH and Cincinnati OH
It said so on their website and they will probubly be going to the same places if their next album is anywhere near as popular as American Idiot.
Hey, I'm Italian too! Small world, huh? I'm other nationalities, too- but mostly Italian! I love Green Day too and Billie Joe rocks!
Oh, and I can excuse your English. I'm used to it because I have a Russian friend and I'm still teaching her things like names of streets and spellings of words that aren't spelt like how they sound. So, don't worry about it- the English language is really confusing!!!
Bye! (I'm not sure how to say "bye" in Italian. . .)
I love them so much. They're an amazing band and speak thier mind, which I truly adore. They're all about being a Minority, which is great advice! Anyway, they kind of went from teen-punk to pop-punk to a grungier-punk. But it's all punk, and I love them so much!
YES!! i agree! i can't can't can't WAIT 'till their new album!
i too own every CD, although u must even have their EP's cuz my old 39/Smooth doesn't say Sweet Children (well, it's not old, old but it wasn't the new version released on Reprise)!!
i can't believe they edited out the Jaded part from Brainstew live!! they shoulda kept every single part in there hhhaha!!
the guyliner @ least looks cute on BJ, but i liked his Nimrod look the best!
Mike Dirnt : the bes fcukin bass player in the history of punk rock! Tre Cool : has one testicle (great to shower naked w/ too lol!)! Billie!!! : EVERYTHING! YAY!
This is easy...you start a event at school (probably on a Friday night) called Eathstock. Get your school to pay for food/drink and activities while you get your school/local bands to play music. Get at least four bands, have pop-corn and what not. Also have cool posters and areas promoting recycling, environment, earth, etc.