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Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong to open guitar store  

Green Day fans, musicians, and Green Day fans that are musicians: be prepared for awesomeness. Billy Joe Armstrong, frontman for the chart-topping pop-punk band, is teaming up with business partner Bill Schnieder to open up a guitar store in his hometown of Oakland. The store, called Broken Guitars is set to open April 3rd, and will initially feature an array of guitars from Armstrong and Schnieder’s personal collections. You might be freaking out about the prices of guitars, seeing that they’re from the two’s personal collections, but there’s no need…

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Vintage Playlist: Warped Tour 1995

Warped Tour is arguably the most popular, well-attended pop-punk/hardcore music festival in the United States’ summer. But Warped Tour wasn’t always this way. Back in its birth year of 1995, the Warped Tour line-up featured only 20 bands and about 9 pro-skateboarders and BMX-ers, all of whom made the show poster. The poster also showed a monster truck. Overall, the 20 bands that were featured on the first Warped Tour heavily favored California punk and New York hardcore bands- a minute away from the type of diversity seen on the show…

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VINTAGE PLAYLIST: 100 Punk Club Special

On September 20th-21, 1976, eight punk bands played a festival at 100 Club on Oxford Street in London, England.  This was at a time when punk was not only an underground music movement, but a movement that was relatively small. Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Vibrators are listed among the acts at what 100 Club still claims as the first punk festival ever.  You’ll notice most of the bands didn’t release their first albums until a year or two after the festival. Here is a link to the full…

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