It may have escaped the attention of some Green Day fans that all three guys are big into hockey.
You might remember back in 2016 when they were supposed to perform at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto but had to pull out when Billie Joe Armstrong got sick. (Lenny Kravitz was tapped to fill in with just 24 hours to spare.)
The band has just inked a two-year deal to provide music and other promotional material for the NHL–an “expansive multi-platform” opportunity including use for regular Wednesday night games. The band will also headline the the All-Star Game entertainment.
This video–which features clips of Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins, Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks, Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings, PK Subban of the New Jersey Devils, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (What? No Canadian teams?)–sheds some light on things, including the use of their brand new song “Fire, Ready, Aim.”
This could be the league’s version of the NFL’s “Are You Ready for Some Football?” The plan is to use the song in arena mixes throughout the league.
Meanwhile, there’s also an agreement to hear Green Day songs during official game highlights for the next two seasons.
Here’s what Green Day has to say: “This NHL season is hereby known as LOUD season…where the toughest athletes to ever lace up a pair of skates meet the baddest rock band on the planet. So turn up the volume on your TV sets, fire, ready, aim and enjoy the ride.”