Billie Joe Armstrong

Billie Joe Armstrong shares the soundtrack of his life

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.

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Green Day blasts Donald Trump with American Idiot anthem

Green Day has never shied away from being outspoken about the political climate. This didn’t change for 2016 and Donald Trump.

The punk pop trio played the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey on Wednesday night and used “Holiday” to touch on the presidential race and the Republican nominee.

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How School of Rock inspired SWMRS' garage-rock gems

SWMRS, the pop-punk quartet from Northern California, includes the progeny of a Green Day member — Billie Joe Armstrong’s son Joey plays the drums — but the band has made its own way in the business. Earlier this month, the group released their new album Drive North, a collection of scuzzy nuggets helmed by friend and FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper.

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Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes): The story behind Green Day's '¡Uno!' album art

Graphic designer Chris Bilheimer has an impressive track record. In addition to working as REM’s full-time artistic director, he created the cover art for Neutral Milk Hotel’s indie classic, In The Aeroplane Over the Sea. He’s also designed every Green Day album cover since 1997’s Nimrod. This year, he produced the grungy neon artwork for the punk rockers’ latest trilogy, ¡Uno!

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