Green Day treated hometown fans to a surprise performance Tuesday night at Oakland, CA's recently renovated Fox Theatre. The show was announced at 5 P.M. -- and one minute later all 3,500 tickets were sold. Here frontman Billie Joe Armstrong gets the show started.
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 »