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  GREEN DAY GETTING READY TO TOUR AGAIN
16th September 2013

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It has been over a year now since Billy Joe Armstrong had a very public onstage meltdown.

Although Green Day have played at various festivals such as Reading and Soundwave bassist Mike Dirnt says the band are now looking forward to planning a tour and getting back to making music.

Mike acknowledges that the band hadn't stopped or had a proper break in their 20+ years together and that Billy Joe's health needs made sure the band stopped their work completely while Billy Joe had time, help, support and a lot of love from his band mates to address his needs and recuperate.

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Mike stressed the fact that his and fellow Green Day band mates primary concern was for Billy Joe's health.

"From a personal point of view, my friends' lives come before the band. As much as the band is part of our lives, we have to be healthy – mentally and physically – and what we do on stage is not easy, it carries a lot of responsibility, and it carries a lot of physical stress and mental stress.

"At this point, [Green Day] is held to a higher bar than we would have been a long time ago. We hadn't taken a vacation, hadn't looked up, hadn't done anything that wasn't writing music and touring. When you're working that hard, there's a lot of down time on the road. You can drink too much or get into sleeping pills or whatever, but at some point, you have to step up and make sure the person that you are is the [best] part of you."

Mike says Billy Joe is cool and "it's pretty awesome right now. We're ready to tour and play. [But] we're going to take some breaks in between so we don't kill ourselves. It's important for this band to make more records."

Watch this space for tour dates.





NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

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As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

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Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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