Billie Joe Armstrong Wants to Destroy the Phrase ‘Pop-Punk’

2016-01-13

Story by Charles Ken

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong doesn’t like the term ‘pop-punk’

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has a very specific goal for 2016. “My mission for 2016? To destroy the phrase ‘pop-punk’ forever,” Armstrong declared on Twitter.

Green Day is one of those bands that’s always been referred to as “pop-punk,” but it seems Armstrong has had it with that label. After the band hit started bleeding into the mainstream, some fans felt criticized Green Day were drifting away from their punk roots; hence, that term came into play.

The guys of Green Day became a part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz had the honor of inducting them. Wentz called “American Idiot,” “insanely…punk rock,” adding, “Let some Reddit feed argue the definition of punk rock. Me? I already have my answer.”

In other news, Green Day unleashed a surprise Christmas song named “Xmas Time of the Year” on Christmas Eve. The band’s last studio album, “¡Tré!,” arrived in 2012.

Photo by Anne Erickson

Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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