Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong on Vince Staples Covering ‘Dookie’: ‘I Love This’


Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

Billie Joe Armstrong approves of rapper Vince Staples’ recent cover art nod to Green Day’s “Dookie”

Back in September, Eminem released his surprise “Kamikaze” album, and the album art looked strikingly similar to the Beastie Boys’ cover for their groundbreaking 1986 debut, “Licensed to Ill.” Now, paying homage to one’s favorite cover art is happening again, but this time with Green Day and rapper Vince Staples.

Green Day fans will notice that the cover art for Staples’ new album, “FM!” looks a lot like the artwork used on Green Day’s 1994 classic “Dookie” record. Apparently, vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong digs Staples’ work and nod to Green Day.

Armstrong posted a photo of the “FM!” artwork on his official Instagram account, including the caption, “I love this.”

Both the Staples and Green Day covers feature some 3-D lettering typeface in the style of the classic British “Where’s Waldo?” cartoon and puzzle books.

In other news, “Dookie” is going to turn 25 next year. Last summer, Green Day hinted that they had been rehearsing the classic album in full, leaving fans to wonder if the group would possibly do a special tour in honor of the 25th anniversary of “Dookie” next year. The band also stated that they also had been rehearsing 1991’s “Kerplunk” and 1995’s “Insomniac” in their entirety. The guys of Green Day are also reportedly working on their follow-up to 2016’s “Revolution Radio.”

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