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For Green Day and Beck at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, 2016's chaos met 1994's cosmic convergence

For Green Day and Beck at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, 2016's chaos met 1994's cosmic convergence

“It’s like some kind of cosmic convergence.”

That’s how Beck described his appearance alongside Green Day and Weezer at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert Sunday at the Forum.

The three acts, he pointed out, released their breakthrough albums within months of each other in 1994. And now here they were, more than two decades later, headlining this annual year-end blow-out presented by Los Angeles’ influential modern-rock radio station.

What Beck didn’t say — but what the show made clear — is that lately he and his fellow veterans have been getting in the spirit of those early days following separate periods of...

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