Billie Joe announced today via YouTube and Facebook that a new documentary titled: Broadway Idiot is opening up on Oct. 11, featuring Armstrong's time on the Broadway circuit of the musical, American Idiot, based on the album of the same name.
All things about Green Day's past and present works aside, American Idiot, both the show and the record, were too awesome for ordinary words. If there is a way to describe what the rock opera brought to the band's long and declining career up to that point, and what it did to reinstate alternative rock, you'd have to find it in thesaurus, and good luck with that.
He sent a message out to all the fans (video at the top) letting them know about the premiere of the documentary, and directing them to the Broadway Idiot site, where they can get all the info they need on it.
Other than Billie Joe's highlight, this week is kicking off amazingly with tomorrow being the opening day of the second CBGB Festival.
We can't exactly call it annual yet because the 2012 festival was held in the summer and was much less action packed than the one that's coming up from Oct. 8 to 13.
Five days of awesome starts off with the premiere of CBGB: The Movie, starring Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal, the venues founding father, plus a host of other namesake actors that will be taking on roles of musicians that made it famous including Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome from The Dead Boys, Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry of Blondie, and Joel David Moore as Joey Ramone which is weirdly befitting his demeanor, actually.
We'll have full coverage of the festival as the week goes on, including a review of the movie, and Q&A's from some if not most of the confabs taking place throughout the week. Just keep your eyes open, stay subscribed, and if you're not going out there for the hundreds of shows, then...maybe rethink it, NJ.