Billie Joe Armstrong, 44, has been the lead singer of Green Day since they formed under the name Sweet Children in The record — at times lighthearted, at times morose, frequently adolescent and brilliant — touched a nerve with its themes of anxiety, alienation, sex, boredom and masturbation. The biggest punk bands at the time were Fugazi and Bad Religion so, back then, no way did I think playing punk rock would take us to any level at all. We were right in the middle of that era, which is why Dookie resonated with a lot of people — and then we kept naturally evolving.
Green Day: 15 Facts You Didn’t Know (Part 1)
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While he may be approaching quickly, his standing as a pop punk icon and his catalogue of classics shall render him forever young. Happy Birthday, Billie. For nearly three decades, Billie Joe have defined and defied a genre. Now 11 albums and 25 years later, Green Day remain one of the most popular punk bands to emerge and dominate the genre across three decades. Having travelled on the circuit for nearly 30 years now, and having sold over 75 million records across the world, the punk band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April