Artist News

Green Day man working on new musical

By | Published on Friday 15 March 2013

Green Day

Billie Joe Armstrong, now over that burn-out incident last year, is planning on working on a Shakespearean-themed rock musical, according to the New York Times.

And whereas the ‘American Idiot’ stage show span out of a record (albeit one written with such an extension sort of in mind), this project will be theatrical from the start. The Times says Armstrong is assisting Yale Repertory Theater with the project, working titles ‘These Paper Bullets’, which will adapt a Shakespeare play (‘Much Ado About Nothing’, I think) into a rock band themed story.

Assuming all goes to plan, ‘These Paper Bullets’ could premiere in a year’s time.


GET MORE CMU


SIGN UP TO CMU FOR FREE | GO PREMIUM | LISTEN TO THE CMU PODCAST | GET TRAINED

OR READ MORE ABOUT: |

  • CMU Podcast: SFX, RIAA, PRS/PPL, Rita Ora
  • Free money all round, say Warner and Sony on Spotify IPO payouts
  • SFX gets access to its bankruptcy loan
  • Phil Anselmo offers to quit Down, following racism row
  • CMU Beef Of The Week #292: Tidal v Universal
  •