Billie Joe Armstrong Responds to Questions About Green Day Breaking Up: 'Shut the F--k Up'
Billie Joe Armstrong doesn't have time for your whining. The Green Day frontman took a temporary step away from the punk band to surprise-release a debut album from his new group The Longshot on April 20, and while Green Day hasn't made any claims of a breakup, fans are raising their eyebrows and asking some curious questions.
Armstrong has shown he is not here for the breakup talk by clearing the air on The Longshot's Instagram story.
“Some of you are asking about Green Day and if there’s anything wrong, or if we’re breaking up,” the rocker explained. “The answer is no. I am having some fun with some of my friends. I am what you call ‘a musician’. Some people have a hard time calling it that sometimes. With that said, shut the fuck up. You’re a fucking whiner, and I’m playing music because that’s what I’m supposed to do. That’s what people that play guitar, and drums, and bass, and they sing -- this is what we do.”
Even in light of Armstrong's recent endeavors, Green Day has remained fairly active. The trio released their fifth compilation album Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band last November, just over a year after their 12th studio album, Revolution Radio. A film adaptation of their 2004 concept album American Idiot is also reportedly under way.
“So if you don’t like it, then fuck off," Armstrong continued. "And if you do like it, come along, because it’s a lot of fun. All right? Have a pleasant day.”
Watch Armstrong tell it like it is below.