“Shut the f**k up” – Billie Joe Armstrong responds to questions of Green Day splitting up

"If you don't like it, then fuck off"

Billie Joe Armstrong has hit back at fans questioning whether or not Green Day have split up in light of his new band, The Longshot.

Last week, Armstrong and The Longshot released their surprise debut album ‘Love Is For Loser’s to critical acclaim. However, his current activities lave led many Green Day fans to question the future of the band.

“Some of you are asking about Green Day and if there’s anything wrong, or if we’re breaking up,” replied Armstrong via The Longshot’s Instagram story. “The answer is: no.

“I am having some fun with some of my friends. I am what you call ‘a musician’. Some people have a hard time calling it that sometimes. With that said, shut the fuck up. You’re a fucking whiner, and I’m playing music because that’s what I’m supposed to do. That’s what people that play guitar, and drums, and bass, and they sing – this is what we do.”

He added: “So if you don’t like it, then fuck off. And if you do like it, come along, because it’s a lot of fun. Alright? Have a pleasant day.”

Meanwhile, Green Day are also believed to be working on a movie adaptation of their now seminal comeback album ‘American Idiot‘.

In 2016, Armstrong told NME that progress is well underway with the project, that HBO were behind it and that he’d be reprising his own Broadway role as the character St. Jimmy.

“That’s the plan right now, yeah,” said Armstrong. “We’ve got a green light from HBO, and the script is currently going through a couple of rewrites here and there, so I’m not sure when exactly we’re going to start shooting, but it’s definitely all systems go at the moment.”

This month also saw a UK tour announced for the musical of ‘American Idiot’, to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary. Full dates are below and tickets are available here. 

Thu January 17 2019 – DUNSTABLE Grove Theatre
Fri January 18 2019 – DUNSTABLE Grove Theatre
Sat January 19 2019 – DUNSTABLE Grove Theatre
Tue January 22 2019 – SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower
Wed January 23 2019 – SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower
Thu January 24 2019 – SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower
Fri January 25 2019 – SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower
Sat January 26 2019 – SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower
Tue January 29 2019 – CARDIFF New Theatre
Wed January 30 2019 – CARDIFF New Theatre
Thu January 31 2019 – CARDIFF New Theatre
Fri February 01 2019 – CARDIFF New Theatre
Sat February 02 2019 – CARDIFF New Theatre
Tue February 05 2019 – EDINBURGH Edinburgh Playhouse
Wed February 06 2019 – EDINBURGH Edinburgh Playhouse
Thu February 07 2019 – EDINBURGH Edinburgh Playhouse
Fri February 08 2019 – EDINBURGH Edinburgh Playhouse
Sat February 09 2019 – EDINBURGH Edinburgh Playhouse
Tue March 05 2019 – BLACKPOOL Winter Gardens
Wed March 06 2019 – BLACKPOOL Winter Gardens
Thu March 07 2019 – BLACKPOOL Winter Gardens
Fri March 08 2019 – BLACKPOOL Winter Gardens
Sat March 09 2019 – BLACKPOOL Winter Gardens
Tue March 26 2019 – SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre
Wed March 27 2019 – SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre
Thu March 28 2019 – SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre
Fri March 29 2019 – SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre
Sat March 30 2019 – SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre
Tue April 02 2019 – MANCHESTER Palace Theatre
Wed April 03 2019 – MANCHESTER Palace Theatre
Thu April 04 2019 – MANCHESTER Palace Theatre
Fri April 05 2019 – MANCHESTER Palace Theatre
Sat April 06 2019 – MANCHESTER Palace Theatre
Tue April 09 2019 – BIRMINGHAM New Alexandra Theatre
Wed April 10 2019 – BIRMINGHAM New Alexandra Theatre
Thu April 11 2019 – BIRMINGHAM New Alexandra Theatre
Fri April 12 2019 – BIRMINGHAM New Alexandra Theatre
Sat April 13 2019 – BIRMINGHAM New Alexandra Theatre
Tue April 16 2019 – BRIGHTON Theatre Royal
Wed April 17 2019 – BRIGHTON Theatre Royal
Thu April 18 2019 – BRIGHTON Theatre Royal
Fri April 19 2019 – BRIGHTON Theatre Royal
Sat April 20 2019 – BRIGHTON Theatre Royal
Tue May 07 2019 – BRIDLINGTON Bridlington Spa
Wed May 08 2019 – BRIDLINGTON Bridlington Spa
Thu May 09 2019 – BRIDLINGTON Bridlington Spa
Fri May 10 2019 – BRIDLINGTON Bridlington Spa
Sat May 11 2019 – BRIDLINGTON Bridlington Spa
Tue May 14 2019 – LONDON New Wimbledon Theatre
Wed May 15 2019 – LONDON New Wimbledon Theatre
Thu May 16 2019 – LONDON New Wimbledon Theatre
Fri May 17 2019 – LONDON New Wimbledon Theatre
Sat May 18 2019 – LONDON New Wimbledon Theatre
Tue May 28 2019 – GLASGOW King’s Theatre
Wed May 29 2019 – GLASGOW King’s Theatre
Thu May 30 2019 – GLASGOW King’s Theatre
Fri May 31 2019 – GLASGOW King’s Theatre
Sat June 01 2019 – GLASGOW King’s Theatre