Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong appears in a deleted scene from the new Judd Apatow film This Is 40.
The clip, which you can see below, sees Armstrong playing himself alongside Paul Rudd as a record label executive in the film which follows some of the characters who first appearaed in 2007 movie Knocked Up. Rudd meets with Armstrong to discuss ideas for new music when the Green Day singer begins talking about a commercially disastrous sounding new venture. “Have you heard of Norwegian death metal?” says Armstrong. “I thought of taking that, and mixing it with Belle and Sebastian. It’s the sort of music you can cry to – but also burn a church down at the same time.”
“I kinda want it to sound like two radios going off at the same time in a white supremacist’s car. I don’t want my name to be anywhere near this thing. There’s going to be so much violence. I want it to create violence.”
“It’s impossible to play live. And too dangerous,” he says, before adding: “My biggest frustration of my career is that I sell too many records.”
Meanwhile, Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus recently spoke out about Billie Joe Armstrong’s stint in rehab. “I don’t know exactly what’s going on. I saw what happened onstage, and then I saw the announcement, like, two days later or whatever it was, that he was checking himself in to get help,” he said.
He added: “I think that’s great if it’s what he needs, and I wish them all the best. They’re an amazing band and really cool guys, and I hope that all is good in their world.”
Armstrong is set to remain in rehab until 2013 with many of Green Day’s live dates affected by the frontman’s unavailability. The band have brought forward the release of new album ‘Tre!’ to compensate fans who will be unable to see them performing live.
This Is 40 opens in UK cinemas in February 2013 . Scroll down to see the clip