Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Blind Items Revealed #5

February 11, 2020

For the first time I can remember, this permanent A list group who had one of the greatest debut albums of all time back in the day, is using a ghostwriter to help with new songs. Apparently sobriety means writer's block in this group.

Green Day

28 comments:

Brayson87 said...

Wait, they're permanent A list, now that is a joke.

SlimKeith said...

Don't attribute it to sobriety Man-- it's freaken hard enoough to get sober. They've had a really long run.

Do Tell said...

I fuckin' HATE "Time Of Your Life" with a white hot intensity. I used to work at a military broadcasting station and every single damn time the local high school kids would graduate, we had to do a story on it and it was inevitable that someone would use that goddamn song underneath the footage. Also when we had to do stories on change of command ceremonies.

SWdancer said...

Dookie wasn't their debut. Nice try though and Billie Joe is still a douche

Da Fresh Prince said...

I laughed Do Tell though I'm a fan of Green Day. They were really a breath of fresh air and a huge influence on a lot of the music to come- particularly in the mid to late 2000s.

Brayson87 said...

Green Day was cool, they had some hits, saw them set a stage on fire once. But permanent A list, no f*ckin' way, much better and influential bands out there.

AngelSleuth said...

Not sure if a ghost writer. Butch Walker has been posting all most daily about Billie Joe and him working together.

Da Fresh Prince said...

@Brayson, they were certainly A-list at some point! But you're right- they are probably only around B or B at most now.

Brayson87 said...

@Da Fresh, Oh I'm fine with the A list, it's the permanent part that I take issue with, that's more like some Nirvana or U2 ranking. I'd say Blink 182 was more permanent A list than Green Day.

Strummer said...

Butch Walker (who i'm a fan of as a writer/artist) is a rock and roll assassin as a producer. Butch has now been responsible for the worst albums ever released by Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Hot Hot Heat (rip), The Academy Is (rip), All Time Low, Train and Brian Fallon who very few have ever come back from after his albums.

Amartel said...

Can't stand them.

alan said...

you sell 75 million records and 5 grammy awards, that seems like A list

Tricia13 said...

@DoTell (spit my water out).I disdain that song with the same fevered intensity. Not a GD fan at all.Hubby plays their friggin songs wheneve ron radio till I give him the side eye, and he turns them off.Never dug them.

thecatwhisper said...

Um, what? Perm A list? One of the best debut albums of all time? Has Enty been smoking crack? They were joke then and are a joke now. I'm not having this. Green Day are terrible.

GentleBreeze said...

Haha. I was working in a high school then, and yes the song was ubiquitous.

I loved that album American Idiot, but by the time I glommed on to them they were post-punk for pops.

Unknown said...

Long time lurker here. I am here for 2 reasons.

#1 to say hello to username Strummer. Hello, @Strummer! GREAT NAME!!!

#2 to call BS on this blind because BJA is no longer sober.

https://www.iheart.com/content/2020-02-10-green-days-billie-joe-armstrong-says-hes-not-really-sober-anymore/

And while I'm here, might as well throw in my 2 cents about Green Day. They are most definitely permanent A list. If it weren't for them there wouldn't be a Blink-182. Whether or not you like their music, it is a fact that they will talked about forever in terms of rock/punk music history.

I am not a fan of their new album, but apparently there are a lot of people who are.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/chart-beat/8551076/green-day-top-uk-album-chart-father-of-all

And they sell out their tours consistently. (For a good reason...they are one of the best live acts out there and in 40+ years of concerts, I've seen some of the most legendary live acts that have ever performed.)

I'll most likely go back to lurking, but I really had to call enty out on this one.

Astra Worthington said...

I loathe Green Day. IMO they are utterly terrible and the whiny voice of Billy Joe is just intolerable. Hope they go away forever.

marjorie said...

It's the TrumpCurse. Period.

GypseeWind said...

+ 1

Unknown said...

Green day puts on a kicka$$ live show. I saw them when they co-headlined with Blink 182, one of the best concerts I've ever been to. 🤘

DWelsh said...

Seen GD. Nothing special bout them AT ALL. Even Blink were better and they were shocking live. They just screech about politics and absolutely nobody cares.

John Doe said...

Come now, Enty. The Beatles, the Supremes, the Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses, or the Bee Gees are permanent A list. Green Day does not belong in this gaggle at all...not by a long shot.

Lisa said...

Chiming in the with not Permanent A list chant.

Beatles, RS, U2, Nirvana even Pearl Jam but not Green Day.

Max Power said...

Permanent A-List my ass.

shakey said...

Wasn't there a blind revealed about Billie Joe pulling some Milli Vanilli/MV shit?

I never liked them. Pissed me off when they called themselves "punk". I prefer Offspring (left "The" off on purpose).

Krabapples said...

Ah, got it. You don't agree with their political opinions, so you hate them.

Anonymous said...

I still love Green Day old songs!

Joe Biden has dementia said...

their "debut" was also like, their fourth album, the first three nobody heard about outside of the san francisco bay area

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