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Billie Joe Armstrong shares the soundtrack of his life

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  • Oct 07
    Billie Joe Armstrong shares the soundtrack of his life

    From the Ramones to riot grrls, here are the tunes that shaped the Green Day frontman's rock & roll worldview

    Famed Bay Area punk trio Green Day returned Friday with their tenth studio album, Revolution Radio. Clocking in at a mere 44 minutes, the collection of down-and-dirty cuts reels in the grandiosity that defined 2009’s 21st Century Breakdown and 2012’s triology of ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! — and frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, 44, says the reception so far has been astounding.

    “Without any exaggeration, it’s been the most positive response that we’ve ever had,” he tells EW. “I would even say more than American Idiot, because this record is probably more anticipated — where I think Idiot was more unexpected.”

    As with all Green Day music, punk dominates Revolution Radio’s aesthetic. But other styles — from vintage rhythm and blues to classic rock — periodically cut through the rebellious squall the band has perfected since their days as teenagers performing at Berkeley’s legendary 924 Gilman Street club.

    Armstrong connected with EW to discuss the music that has most influenced him throughout his life.

    Full interview at Entertainment Weekly: HERE

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on October 7, 2016 - 6:19pm

From the Ramones to riot grrls, here are the tunes that shaped the Green Day frontman's rock & roll worldview

Famed Bay Area punk trio Green Day returned Friday with their tenth studio album, Revolution Radio. Clocking in at a mere 44 minutes, the collection of down-and-dirty cuts reels in the grandiosity that defined 2009’s 21st Century Breakdown and 2012’s triology of ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! — and frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, 44, says the reception so far has been astounding.

“Without any exaggeration, it’s been the most positive response that we’ve ever had,” he tells EW. “I would even say more than American Idiot, because this record is probably more anticipated — where I think Idiot was more unexpected.”

As with all Green Day music, punk dominates Revolution Radio’s aesthetic. But other styles — from vintage rhythm and blues to classic rock — periodically cut through the rebellious squall the band has perfected since their days as teenagers performing at Berkeley’s legendary 924 Gilman Street club.

Armstrong connected with EW to discuss the music that has most influenced him throughout his life.

Full interview at Entertainment Weekly: HERE

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