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Billie Joe Armstrong
February 17, 1972 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

I don't like LA. The majority just seem to be so artificial. Look at how they worship everything they think is fashionable. Isn't it sick?


If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage, but empty. There was an emptiness in my life.


What is going on in America is extreme. The youth cult, they worship youth so much it's almost paranoid. And LA is the Mecca of it all; they're taking it to the hilt.


I'm a father. It isn't just my life any more. I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or seeing his father completely smashed.


If Britney would paint her ass green, I'm sure you could spot green asses all over LA as soon as the word was out.


Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything.


A punk concert isn't fun without a pit.


The thing is, acoustic could be like a four-letter word to a lot of kids.


No one's really happy anyway, it's not human.


Music - that's been my education. There's not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.


There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap.


I never thought being obnoxious would get me where I am today.


Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.


If you have children, you don't want to have drugs and drinks in the house. It's just not good.


I don't want to limit myself musically. It would be really limiting if we'd neglect something we really want to do, like explore other styles of music.


What annoys the hell out of me is the arrogance of some people. They don't even listen to our music, they decided in advance that they don't like it.


Our passion is our strength.


I think it's your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard.


I approach playing acoustic guitar more of as a percussive instrument. It's fragile. I don't have a lot of finesse when it comes to my guitar playing.


Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.


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