Green Day returned to 924 Gilman Street, one of the Bay Area punk venues where they played in their salad days, for a special benefit concert on Sunday. They played the secret show to help raise money for victims of a building fire in Oakland, California that affected two local, independent publishing houses – AK Press and 1984 Printing – a recording studio (Shipwreck Studio) and dozens of residents, according to PunkNews.
The fiercely independent venue, which is run by a committee, banned the trio from playing there again in the early Nineties when it signed to Reprise. In 2012, a rep for the venue, Mike Avilez, told SF Weekly that he wasn't ruling out Green Day's return to the venue. "We'd have to have a meeting on it and vote – but I'd be for it," he said.
Incidentally, the group played an impromptu, unsanctioned, seven-song gig in 2001 after jumping onstage without warning after a set by the Influents. The set leaned heavily on songs from 1994's Dookie and earlier.
The publishing companies have formed a crowdfunding campaign for which proceeds will be split between the two publishers and the 30-plus residents who live in the building. Shipwreck Studio has also launched its own crowdfunding campaign.
Last month, Green Day played two gigs in Cleveland, Ohio, including their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Armstrong joined the group for "Knowledge," as he did at Gilman, at the pre-ceremony show at the city's House of Blues.
"I was freaking out," Billie Joe Armstrong told Rolling Stone after the induction about how he felt at the ceremony. "I was beyond nervous. I was just fuckin'.... It was kind of like being at your own wedding and your own funeral."
- FASHION WEEK - USA Fashion and Music News
- HOLLYWOOD NEWS - Hollywood News
- PALCO MP3 - Download Music Legally Direct From Artist
- LAST FM - Download Music Legally Direct From Artist
- USA FASHION - Fashion In USA Photography Videos Beauty
- DISNEY CHANNEL - Photos and Music News
- BABY JUSTIN BIEBER - Google Images Google News
- LADY GAGA - Google Images Google News
- THE UNIVERSE PICTURES - Google Images Nature Pictures
- VICTORIA´S SECRET Google + - Victoria´s Secret Fashion Show Photos