Billie Joe Armstrong

10 Notoriously Disastrous Musical Performances

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Musicians make mistakes, too. They’re only human, after all. But that doesn’t stop us from delighting in a bit of good-natured Schadenfreude when a performance devolves into a total train wreck. This week has seen its share of disappointment when it comes to live music, including an abrupt end to Jack White’s concert at Radio City Music Hall and the Biebs losing his lunch in the middle of a 105-minute-long set. In light of such mishaps, we’ve put together a list of some of the most notoriously awful, embarrassing, or otherwise disastrous live performances in recent history.
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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

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1. Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan, best known for his role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, died yesterday at the age of 54 from complications related to a heart attack that he suffered earlier in the summer. [via NYT]

2. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was rushed from a scheduled… Read More

The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

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1. Billie Joe Armstrong would like for “that kid in Twilight,” aka Robert Pattinson, to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Green Day’s Broadway musical, American Idiot. “He’s a good actor,” he told Perez Hilton. “There’s still more to come with that kid.” Right. We’re sure that his rabid teenage girl fan-base has nothing… Read More

The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

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1. That’s one way to boost ticket sales: Billie Joe Armstrong will make his Broadway debut in the role of St. Jimmy for eight performances of American Idiot — from this Tuesday through Sunday evening. [via ArtsBeat]
2. Elisabeth Moss on whether Peggy will ever get with Don: “One of the virtues… Read More