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  • Since storming out of the gates two decades ago as punk revivalists, Green Day have gone on to become one of rock’s most ambitious bands. Never resting on his laurels, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong continues to push the envelope with such opuses as 2005’s American Idiot and 2009’s 21st Century Breakdown. Always ready to speak his mind, Armstrong pulls no punches when it comes to addressing tough questions. In the following choice quotes, he talks about his favorite guitars, maintaining his youthful vigor, and what it means to be a punk artist.

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  • Oakland will enjoy the Hollywood spotlight tonight, as Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill, Chris Pratt, Billy Beane, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, David Justice, and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to the Uptown District’s Paramount Theater tonight at 6 PM.

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  • One of the kids listening to The Thing That Ate Floyd back in 1988 was a 16 year old named Billie Joe Armstrong, who was just starting to play shows with his new band. Through it he got introduced to bands from all over Northern California, one of them being the Lookouts, whose 16 year old drummer Tre Cool would himself end up playing a significant role in Billie's musical future.

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  • The new 8,600-square-foot center will include a tribute to founder Leo Fender, video presentations, interactive displays of products, instruments and guitars on display from artists like blink-182, Bruce Springsteen, The Beach Boys and Green Day.

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    September 15, 2011


    Look for this blurb in the new issue of KERRANG! Magazine.

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