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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong opens up about how his father’s death influenced ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’

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Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day has discussed the band's 2004 single 'Wake Me Up When September Ends', shortly before performing it live on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM. Read More: Green Day’s 2020 album ‘Father Of All…’ – tracklist, release date, artwork, and everything we know so far The song's title comes from the words Armstrong said to...

Billie Joe Armstrong says Donald Trump “gives me diarrhea”, explains why Green Day won’t reference him on new album

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has revealed that the band's upcoming new album will not feature any mention of US president Donald Trump. Read more: Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy simultaneously released new songs – but which is best? The Californian punk heroes – who have released politically fuelled records in the past – will release ‘Father Of All…’, the follow-up to 2016’s...

Billie Joe Armstrong says working with Morrissey was an “honour”

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Billie Joe Armstrong has called working with Morrissey an "honour" after the pair’s collaboration was released yesterday (April 8). The Green Day frontman teamed up with the British singer on a cover of The Fifth Dimension’s ‘Wedding Bell Blues’. The track is set to appear on Morrissey’s upcoming covers album, ‘California Son’, which is released on May 24. In...

Billie Joe Armstrong hints at gender-swapping ‘American Idiot’ musical

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has hinted that he might shake the band's American Idiot musical up a little. Read more: 30 things you never knew about Green Day Debuting in 2010, the musical tells the story of Johnny, a disaffected teen living in Jingletown, USA. The show is soundtracked by the band's entire 2004 album, along with tracks from...

Watch Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong play with punk band at 16 years old

Footage of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong performing with his childhood punk band at the age of 16 has surfaced online. The clip originally featured in the 2017 documentary Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk, of which Green Day served as executive producers. Now available to watch on YouTube, the 30-second video shows Armstrong playing with...

Billie Joe Armstrong hails Vince Staples for ‘Dookie’ artwork reference

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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has praised Vince Staples for his new album artwork, which appears to pay homage to the cover of the band's 1994 LP 'Dookie'. North Long Beach rapper Staples released his third studio album 'FM!' last week, which features guest appearances from the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Tyga and Kehlani. The artwork for 'FM!' - which depicts...

Billy Corgan says Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ is the last “guitar-driven music that reached the masses”

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Billy Corgan has praised Green Day's 2004 album 'American Idiot' as being the last 'guitar-driven music to reach the masses'. Read more: Why Green Day Are The Greatest Living Punk Band The album – which included the hit title track – was dubbed a 'punk rock opera' by the band and went on to become Green Day's first ever number...

The Longshot – ‘Love Is For Losers’ Review

The Longshot
Green Day’s last album, 2016’s ‘Revolution Radio’, was hailed by NME as something of a return to form – not a stellar statement on the scale of 2004’s acclaimed politicised rock opera ‘American Idiot’, but not the weary embarrassment that was 2012 triple album ‘Uno! Dos! ¡Tré!’, either. This freewheeling Billie Joe Armstrong side-project finds the frontman further energised...