June 2010

Green Day played to some big stadium crowds when I saw them in London, Dublin and Paris. Joan Jett opened for them and it was the best rockin’ time I’ve seen in years!

Joan had the crowd loudly singing along to 'I Love Rock & Roll' and all her other hits.

Joan had the crowd loudly singing along to ‘I Love Rock & Roll’ and all her other hits.

Joan Jett on stage at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. June 23, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Billie Joe in London at Wembley in front of 71,000 people, the biggest show Green Day ever headlined.

Billie Joe Armstrong, London - 2010
Billie Joe in London at Wembley in front of 71,000 people, the biggest show Green Day ever headlined.
Billie Joe in London at Wembley in front of 71,000 people, the biggest show Green Day ever headlined.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage at Wembley Stadium, London. June 19, 2010. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com Image #: C-169

Green Day acknowledges the wildly cheering fans at Wembley.

Green Day acknowledges the wildly cheering fans at Wembley.

Green Day on stage at Wembley Stadium in London, England. June 19, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Billie Joe comes offstage knowing he had the audience in the palm of his hand all night.

Billie Joe comes offstage knowing he had the audience in the palm of his hand all night.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage at Wembley Stadium in London, England. June 19, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Backstage Green Day partied with Joan Jett and were joined by long time Green Day fan Serena Williams.

Backstage Green Day partied with Joan Jett and were joined by long time Green Day fan Serena Williams.

(L-R) Billie Joe Armstrong of Green day, Serena Williams, Joan Jett, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt of Green Day backstage at Wembley Stadium in London, England. June 19, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

On a night off in Dublin some of the group went to the Vicar Club to see Blondie. Drummer Clem Burke told Tré that someone had given him what were said to be 'Keith Moon's boots'......and he was trying to find out if that was true.

On a night off in Dublin some of the group went to the Vicar Club to see Blondie. Drummer Clem Burke told Tré that someone had given him what were said to be ‘Keith Moon’s boots’……and he was trying to find out if that was true.

Clem Burke of Blondie and Tre Cool of Green Day backstage at Vicar Street in Dublin, Ireland. June 22, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The fans in Dublin were very energetic and many very young but they knew what they wanted and sang along to all the songs.

The fans in Dublin were very energetic and many very young but they knew what they wanted and sang along to all the songs.

Green Day fans at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. June 23, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Billie is ready to go, heading to the stage in Dublin.

Billie is ready to go, heading to the stage in Dublin.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day coming on stage at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. June 23, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

As he usually does, Billie Joe brought a girl from the audience to sing with the band, and in Dublin of all places he found a girl dressed as a nun.

As he usually does, Billie Joe brought a girl from the audience to sing with the band, and in Dublin of all places he found a girl dressed as a nun.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Charmaine Haughton on stage at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. June 23, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The 'nun' sang so well Billie Joe gave her a kiss.  Her name is Charmaine Haughton.

The ‘nun’ sang so well Billie Joe gave her a kiss.
Her name is Charmaine Haughton.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Charmaine Haughton on stage at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. June 23, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Those aren't really TV's, just one of the great graphics that form a backdrop for the show.

Those aren’t really TV’s, just one of the great graphics that form a backdrop for the show.

Green Day on stage at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. June 23, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

A close-up of Billie Joe's guitar.

A close-up of Billie Joe’s guitar.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. June 23, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

At the very end of the show, just as Billie Joe sang "here comes the rain again/ falling from the stars/drenched in my pain again/becoming who we are" a light rain began to fall on the field in Dublin.

At the very end of the show, just as Billie Joe sang “here comes the rain again/ falling from the stars/drenched in my pain again/becoming who we are” a light rain began to fall on the field in Dublin.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. June 23, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

A light rain and the right lights make for a great photo.

A light rain and the right lights make for a great photo.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. June 23, 2010. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com Image #: C-224

Billie Joe waves good night to the Dublin fans.

Billie Joe waves good night to the Dublin fans.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. June 23, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Then the band gets a quick plane ride to Paris.

Then the band gets a quick plane ride to Paris.

Green Day exiting a plane from Dublin to Paris, France. June 24, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Paramore opened several of the shows on the Green Day tour including Dublin and singer Hayley Williams led the band and got the crowd on their feet and jumping.

Paramore opened several of the shows on the Green Day tour including Dublin and singer Hayley Williams led the band and got the crowd on their feet and jumping.

Hayley Williams of Paramore on stage at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. June 23, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Backstage before the show Billie Joe posed for a photo to thank Legs McNeil for sending him a T-shirt of the cover of Legs' book, 'Please Kill Me' - the oral history of punk rock.

Backstage before the show Billie Joe posed for a photo to thank Legs McNeil for sending him a T-shirt of the cover of Legs’ book, ‘Please Kill Me’ – the oral history of punk rock.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day backstage at Parc des Princes in Paris, France. June 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

It was very impressive to see 60,000 people in Paris' Parc des Princes ecstatically waving their hands in the air and cheering.

It was very impressive to see 60,000 people in Paris’ Parc des Princes ecstatically waving their hands in the air and cheering.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage at Parc des Princes in Paris, France. June 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Mike Dirnt keeps the music exploding and exciting.

Mike Dirnt keeps the music exploding and exciting.

Mike Dirnt of Green Day on stage at Parc des Princes in Paris, France. June 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

One of the great rock drummers, Tré Cool is also one of the funniest.

Tre Cool, Paris - 2010
One of the great rock drummers, Tré Cool is also one of the funniest.
One of the great rock drummers, Tré Cool is also one of the funniest.

Tre Cool of Green Day on stage at Parc des Princes in Paris, France. June 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Tré gets out from behind the drums to show off his dancing skills.

Tré gets out from behind the drums to show off his dancing skills.

Tre Cool of Green Day on stage at Parc des Princes in Paris, France. June 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

When a band enjoys what they do the audience enjoys the show, and Green Day is obviously having a great time, so their fans have a great time too.

Billie Joe Armstrong, Paris - 2010
When a band enjoys what they do the audience enjoys the show, and Green Day is obviously having a great time, so their fans have a great time too.
When a band enjoys what they do the audience enjoys the show, and Green Day is obviously having a great time, so their fans have a great time too.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage at Parc des Princes in Paris, France. June 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Billie Joe gives his all and stays true.

Billie Joe gives his all and stays true.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage at Parc des Princes in Paris, France. June 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The show in Paris comes to a close with a hot climax.

Billie Joe Armstrong, Paris - 2010
The show in Paris comes to a close with a hot climax.
The show in Paris comes to a close with a hot climax.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage in Paris, France. June 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com Image #: C-225

As Billie Joe sang the last song, the fans in the front all held up homemade signs saying 'THANKS'. No one in the band or crew had ever seen this kind of mass sign of appreciation from an audience before.

As Billie Joe sang the last song, the fans in the front all held up homemade signs saying ‘THANKS’. No one in the band or crew had ever seen this kind of mass sign of appreciation from an audience before.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage at Parc des Princes in Paris, France. June 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com Image #: C-226

I had a great time traveling with Green Day for a few days and I got to hang out with my old friend Joan Jett, watching the show at Wembley with her from the side of the stage.

I had a great time traveling with Green Day for a few days and I got to hang out with my old friend Joan Jett, watching the show at Wembley with her from the side of the stage.

Joan Jett and Bob Gruen during a Green Day show at Wembley Stadium in London, England. June 19, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

At Wembley I also caught up with another old friend, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock who was there with his wife and two kids, all true rock fans.

At Wembley I also caught up with another old friend, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock who was there with his wife and two kids, all true rock fans.

Bob Gruen and Glen Matlock of Sex Pistols during a Green Day show at Wembley Stadium in London, England. June 19, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com