2013 has been a year of redemption for Green Day. The band returned to the stage for the first time since frontman Billie Joe Armstrong entered rehab in 2012. Both Armstrong and Green Day toured the world this year, but in a new interview, Armstrong says that the iconic pop-punk band will be taking a break following their Australian tour in early 2014.
As we previously reported, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is pursuing a passion project with acclaimed singer/songwriter Norah Jones. The two have bonded over their love of early rock era pioneers the Everly Brothers, and they're re-interpreting 12 songs on a disc called 'Foreverly.' Two of the album's tracks have surfaced ahead of the release.
Seeing a kid from the audience join Green Day onstage is a common occurrence at the band's shows and one of the coolest ways a band can directly interact with their fans. It inspires young fans, like the one in this 2009 video, to pick up an instrument and allows the band's influence to spread.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has quite a few irons in the film fire. The singer, who completed a rehab stint after an onstage meltdown at the iHeart Radio festival a year ago, is not only appearing in two upcoming Green Day documentaries. He also landed a role in 'Like Sunday, Like Rain,' an indie film drama that will star 'Gossip Girl' actress Leighton Meester.
Nearly one year ago, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong went on his now-famous rant at the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Two days after the rant, Armstrong revealed that he would enter rehab for substance abuse. Now that Green Day have returned to the stage and played a solid chunk of gigs, bassist Mike Dirnt has offered some inside info on the state of the band a year later in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald.