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FACEBOOK GROUP WANTS GREEN DAY TO HEADLINE PUNK ‘BIG FOUR’ TOUR

Following the huge success of the thrash metal “Big Four” tour starring Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth, a Facebook group has launched a campaign for a similar tour starring what it claims is the “Big Four” of Nineties punk rock: Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion and Rancid. According to RockAAA.com, a post at the page states, “There have been rumors that Bad Religion, The Offspring, Green Day and Rancid are going to do a tour together, dubbed ‘The Big Four of ’90s Punk Rock.’ They deserve to do this because they all made California punk popular and helped revive punk rock in 1994 . . . We would love to see this touring line-up record any live concert for a DVD just like Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer did. Another goal is to get the four back together and save punk once again.”

The four bands have never shared a stage on the same bill, although the Offspring and Rancid toured together in 1994 and Green Day supported Bad Religion a year earlier.

None of the four have played together in more than a decade.

There’s no word on whether the “rumors” mentioned on the page have any basis in fact. Green Day has toured steadily for the last two years and is currently at work on a new album, while the Offspring’s latest record keeps getting pushed back. Bad Religion and Rancid have had lower public profiles in recent years.