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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong compared Korena crossover pop star Psy to herpes. Yep, we're pretty tired of "Gangnam Style" too. [via SFGate]

Mikal Cronin's new disc MCII is getting major props from all around the web (see the gorgeous Yours Truly video here). Even gave it a 9/10 rating, calling it an "essential." [via]

Sacramento's Death Grips announced an entire soundtrack's worth of new music for their drummer Zach Hill's upcoming feature film, along with a whole 'nother album of new tunes. Score! [via Pitchfork]

In a study of cultural icons and musical figures who reference themselves or their work (or even themselves) as being that of something holy instead of merely mortal, named Berkeley rapper Lil B the Based God and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, the "Jesus of Suburbia," at numbers 9 and 15 on their list. []

One of our favorite summer music gatherings? The Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival, which announced its dates for 2013, though no details on bands or vendors have arrived just yet. Crossing our fingers for beautiful weather to match. [via The Bay Bridged]

Leading up to the opening of their flagship store, Converse is teaming up with local studio Different Fur for their pop-up called Rubber Tracks, which offers Bay Area bands free recording time with a team of their expert engineers. Musicians who are accepted even get to keep all the rights to their music! Apply here. [via email PR land]