Green Day Leads the Way With MTV Video Music Award Nominations

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It was announced today that Grammy® Award-winning rock band Green Day was nominated for eight MTV Video Music Awards, the most of any artist / band, for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. The band will also perform on the VMAs Sunday, August 28th.

Green Day received nominations in multiple categories including: Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Best Rock Video, all for the video of their smash “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” That same video also received nods in the Best Direction In A Video, Best Editing In A Video and Best Cinematography In A Video categories. The title song from the album, “American Idiot,” nabbed nominations in Best Art Direction and the Viewers Choice Award. The videos were both directed by Samuel Bayer.

Green Day’s “American Idiot” was released on September 21, 2004, and debuted at Number One on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and Number One in several countries around the world. Weeks later the album returned to the Number One chart position in the US and many of the same countries across the globe. “American Idiot” won the Grammy® Award for Best Rock Album in February of this year, and the band has received extensive media attention in both the alternative and mainstream press, gracing the covers of Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Spin, Alternative Press, Entertainment Weekly’s Listen To This, Bass Player, Drum and Guitar World. Green Day was touted as Yahoo! Music’s Artist of The Month at release time, and the band recorded Sessions@AOL this past fall, which aired extensively on Fuse. In addition, Green Day has had multiple appearances on Fuse’s 100% and Daily Download. GO West Hollywood GO WEHO LGBT Entertainment News and Industry

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