Green Day kicked off their 38-date summer tour Friday night in Seattle with a two-hour, 23-song set. The show -- in support of the band's latest release, 21st Century Breakdown -- saw frontman Billie Joe Armstrong invite fans onstage to sing and play guitar. One dude even rushed onstage and planted a sloppy kiss on Armstrong's mouth!
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »