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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong tells British Summer Time crowd 'rock and roll can change the world'

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  • Jul 03
    Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong tells British Summer Time crowd 'rock and roll can change the world'

    The lead singer invited fans on stage, led raucous sing-a-longs and hosed the crowd with water during a whirlwind and nostalgia-tinged set at British Summer Time in Hyde Park.

    As he thanked the 60,000-strong crowd for supporting the band throughout their 30-year career, Armstrong said he "doesn't need any politicians telling me what to think".

    Celebrating the crowds diversity he added: "We all come from different backgrounds ... everyone's got some shit they don't want to talk about.

    "We come here we drink together and we get f***** up together.

    "You can call me naive all you want but I firmly believe rock and roll music can change the world."

    He added: "No sexism. No racism. No homophobia. And no Donald Trump!"

    And returning for an encore which included an extended version of American Idiot, he bellowed "F*** you Donald Trump" to a roar from fans.

    Full review at Evening Standard: HERE

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on July 3, 2017 - 10:43am

The lead singer invited fans on stage, led raucous sing-a-longs and hosed the crowd with water during a whirlwind and nostalgia-tinged set at British Summer Time in Hyde Park.

As he thanked the 60,000-strong crowd for supporting the band throughout their 30-year career, Armstrong said he "doesn't need any politicians telling me what to think".

Celebrating the crowds diversity he added: "We all come from different backgrounds ... everyone's got some shit they don't want to talk about.

"We come here we drink together and we get f***** up together.

"You can call me naive all you want but I firmly believe rock and roll music can change the world."

He added: "No sexism. No racism. No homophobia. And no Donald Trump!"

And returning for an encore which included an extended version of American Idiot, he bellowed "F*** you Donald Trump" to a roar from fans.

Full review at Evening Standard: HERE

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