Watch : Green Day “Still Breathing”

The monumental release of Green Day‘s 12th studio album, Revolution Radio took diehard fans for a ride, but the band isn’t done just yet. With a huge tour announced for North America, Green Day also released an emotional video for Revolution Radio and a popular fan favorite track, “Still Breathing”.

“Still Breathing” is heavily influenced by Billie Joe Armstrong’s own struggles from the frontman’s 2012/2013 stint in rehab for alcohol abuse and the isolation and lost feeling is heavily mirrored with the music video, setting an emotional tone right off the bat.  The video also showcases other people within the shots, sharing this overwhelming feeling of being lost, which is a very beautiful and creative way to develop the music video along with the emotional tones of the song.

The climax of the video shows fellow Green Day members, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, playing alone in a warehouse…just patiently waiting for their frontman to return.

(Not going to lie, I shed a few tears…Green Day fans it’s a tough one.)

Watch the emotional video for “Still Breathing” below the jump, and make sure to catch Green Day on tour now by purchasing tickets here or purchase Revolution Radio or any cd here!

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Music and Media : Green Day’s Billie Joe Has an Instagram Clone

Today in the era of social media, there can be an Instagram account for anything. For businesses, bands, fan pages or even the family pet. I was scrolling through my regular Instagram feed when one fan page I followed posted an interesting picture.

First thinking, ‘Oh it’s a Green Day fan page, it’s an old photo of Billie. That’s awesome.’

Then I looked at the caption, where it mentioned Instagram user Martin Polak.

Fellow punk rocker, Martin Polak (of The Desperate Mind) has a very interesting Instagram account… as he is the spitting image of Green Day frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong.

And the resemblance is uncanny.

(Left = Armstrong, Right = Polak)

 

 

He often even uploads Green Day covers to the Instagram page as well, even showing off his vocal chops to match the iconic singer.

 

Green Day fans, if Billie Joe Armstrong ever goes down we have found the perfect replacement thanks to Instagram and the powers of social media. Trust me, I started to get confused that I wasn’t looking at Billie Joe, it makes you take a double take… either way it is incredible.

Check out Martin’s Instagram Here : https://www.instagram.com/martinjpolakgwf/

Billie Joe Armstrong’s Instagram Here : https://www.instagram.com/billiejoearmstrong/

Green Day studio rumors? Armstrong hints at potential album in works for 2016

Punk trio Green Day have always held a huge spot within the music scene. With their latest studio albums, a trilogy titled “Uno”, “Dos” and “Tre” being released in 2012…the legends might be working on some new material.

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong posted a selfie via his Instagram of himself within the studio, with the simple caption of “January 2016”.  With this minor photo, it has fans hyped and curious on if there will be an upcoming Green Day project and album in the works.

January 2016 OTIS Oakland

A post shared by Billie Joe Armstrong (@billiejoearmstrong) on

 

Only time will tell if new information will be revealed from the members of Green Day. Fingers crossed that it will be a new album in the works.

In the meantime, check out the making of one of the band’s most iconic albums, “American Idiot”, in the documentary Heart Like A Hand Grenade that was released earlier this year in October of 2015. Or listen to the holiday track that was released by the band on Christmas Eve back in December HERE.