When it comes to Bay Area punk icons, you can’t do much better than this. On Friday, a new song emerged from Armstrongs – a supergroup featuring Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Tim Armstrong of Rancid, Billie Joe’s son Joey Armstrong and Rey Armstrong.
Titled “If There Was Ever a Time,” the song was released via Hellcat Records and 100 percent of proceeds from sales of the track will benefit 924 Gilman: a DIY, nonprofit, all-ages venue for music, art, and community events in Berkeley, California, which of course was a landmark venue in the early days of bands like Green Day and Rancid.
924 Gilman was also the location that Green Day shot in their recent music video for “Revolution Radio,” and the entire scene – Green Day, Rancid, 924 Gilman and the legions of other bands that came from it – is the focus of a new documentary film titled Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.
That film, which lists Green Day as executive producers, will be screened nationally in conjunction with the band’s upcoming North American tour dates as a package deal – which is a pretty innovative way to market the documentary:
— Green Day (@GreenDay) July 13, 2017
A lengthy list of screening information is up at the movie’s website.