Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong reveals a gig trick he learned from Dave Grohl

Armstrong speaks to Howard Stern ahead of new album 'Revolution Radio'

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has explained what he has learned from Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl.

Armstrong’s band gear up to release their 12th album ‘Revolution Radio’ on Friday (October 7). The record has been preceded by its title track, lead single ‘Bang Bang’ and the newly unveiled ‘Still Breathing’.

Appearing on The Howard Stern Show, the host pointed out how Armstrong has the ability to chew gum and sing at the same time. “You know who told me [how to do that]? It was Dave Grohl,” Armstrong replied.

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Bassist Mike Dirnt joked: “It gets stuck in [Grohl’s] moustache”. Armstrong then said he’s not quite at the level of Grohl: “Right now I’ll [chew gum], if I’m in rehearsal I’ll do it, but when I’m on stage, I can’t. There’s no way I can keep gum in my mouth.”

Listen to a snippet of the interview below and hear the full thing here.

Meanwhile, Green Day are set for a huge London gig in summer 2017, having been announced to headline Barclaycard’s British Summer Time in Hyde Park.

“London in the summer, us and tens of thousands of fans having the biggest party in one of the world’s most legendary venues,” said Armstrong. “We have the best year to look forward to and this has just made it extra special.”

Green Day will headline British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park in London on Saturday 1 July. A full line-up of support acts is yet to be announced. Tickets are on general sale from 9am on Friday 7 October.