With the acquisition of the Huffington Post and its stable of websites, he’s connected AOL’s traditional strength in content creation with a brand that Arianna Huffington has built up from nothing, yet clearly possesses the same strengths.Prior to joining AOL, Armstrong was Vice President of Advertising for Google, where he ran their north American advertising sales, operations and commerce teams after previous roles for and ABC/ESPN.It’s a brave man who leaves Google to join ageing web titan AOL, but that’s what Tim Armstong did in 2009.With today’s announcement of AOL’s purchase of the Huffington Post, his decision reveals a character determined to prove that “America Online” still understands how the modern internet works.He began his career by co-founding a newspaper, and also launched what claims to be the first consumer internet magazine, I-Way.The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
You get conditioned at an early age to just keep walking and do things on your own path. We all came from these fucked-up dysfunctional homes, and we made this family unit out here. I think that’s one of the values that we all possess. Me and Matt [Freeman, bassist] have played music together ever since we were kids. D: You played with The Ramones at their last show and Tim put out Joe Strummer’s last three albums. ’” [Laughs.] Maybe not for you, God bless you, but for me, there still is shit going down.The band breaks a five-year absence from the studio with this summer’s Let The Dominoes Fall, accompanied by a two-month-long tour with Rise Against, which includes a date tonight at Stubb's.Singer/guitarists Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen talked with Decider about staying the course on the long, strange punk-rock trip.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?Punk idealism has a way of withering in the spotlight. The California punk veterans have managed to survive it all, and with their rocker ethics intact: the rise to mainstream prominence in the ’90s, followed by the inevitable backlash from the punk world; the ambitious, fan disenfranchising album (1998’s Life Won’t Wait); and then the reactionary fan make-up album (2000’s Rancid).is an Australian-born singer-songwriter and guitarist. Dalle began playing music in her adolescence, and moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where she founded the punk rock band The Distillers.