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Green Day News Round-Up: Ghost Ship Dedication, New Documentary

A few things going on in the world of Green Day today...

* The group performed a homecoming show on Saturday (December 10), where frontman Billie Joe Armstrong dedicated "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" to the victims of the fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse space there. Introducing the song, Armstrong told the crowd that, "My heart just goes out to all the people that perished in that warehouse. Because these are people just here, looking for themselves, just trying to have a moment where they call all celebrate just being artists and being weird and having fun. We have to cherish all the freaks and the weirdos. People need a place."

* Green Day has also produced a new Rev Rad Ugly Christmas Sweater featuring graphics from its new "Revolution Radio" album. The $59.99 item comes out on December 16 but is available for pre-order at GreenDay.com.

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* The group and manager Pat Magnarella are eyeballing a 2017 release for a new documentary they're co-producing. Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk will chronicle the scene that spawned it and many of its peers during the late 80s and early 90s. Iggy Pop is set to narrate, while members of the Dead Kennedys, AFI, Rancid, NOFX and others will be part of the film. A firm release date has not yet been announced.

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.