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There's nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it.

There's nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it.

School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect. But nobody's perfect, so why practice? ---->>>

Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything.

Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything.

Minority is about being an individual. It's like you have to sift through the darkness to find your place and be that individual you want to be your entire life. ---->>>

We're not a political band. We don't want to tell people what to do or what to think. We just want to tell them to think. ---->>>

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

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

People are so damned afraid that one day they might wake up and discover that they've grown old. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

Our passion is our strength.

Our passion is our strength.

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.

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.

I'm not going to conform to some consumer need. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

In every song I write, whether it's a love song or a political song or a song about family, the one thing that I find is feeling lost and trying to find your way. ---->>>

I sort of enjoy the fact that I'm misunderstood most of the time. That's fine. ---->>>

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

Punk will never be dead to me. It's my life. I can never just drop this lifestyle. It embodies me. ---->>>

Moshing and broken glass just don't go together.

Moshing and broken glass just don't go together.

I'd love to go to art school. I'd love to learn how to draw. I'd love to be fluent in Spanish. I'd like to be a brain surgeon. ---->>>

The first time that you escape from home or the small town that you live in - there's a reason a small town is called a small town: It's because not many people want to live there. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

When I signed that major-label contract when I was 20 years old. I did it because I wanted to play music for the rest of my life. That's every 20-year-old's dream - to do whatever the hell you want. ---->>>

Set lists are tough because you come up with this structure of how the songs are going to go from one to the next, but at the same time, you have to be spontaneous and take requests and change the set list at the drop of a hat. ---->>>

A punk concert isn't fun without a pit.

A punk concert isn't fun without a pit.

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

I love storytelling. ---->>>

There's an honesty in our family - my kids and I are able to talk about things without me putting the fear of God into them. ---->>>

I would definitely say the Oakland Raiders are the punk rock band of football. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I hate celebrities. I really hate them. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I don't want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward. ---->>>

I'm very monogamous. ---->>>

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? ---->>>

I sound like an Englishman impersonating an American impersonating an Englishman. ---->>>

I've been playing rock and roll since I was 16 years old, and now I have a 16-year-old. ---->>>

For some young people, their first experience ever hearing punk rock music was playing the Green Bay Packers on 'Madden'. ---->>>

The thing about punk is that there are purists. Once you start going outside of that, they don't think what you're doing is punk rock. ---->>>

And you don't want to always write about politics just for the sake of writing about politics. ---->>>

My brother David was a great athlete and I knew there was no way I could live up to that. ---->>>

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

We put everything we had into this record, just like we do with every other record that we make. ---->>>

Formats are constantly changing, and there are really no rules for the way you put your records out anymore. ---->>>

A lot of punk rock is not going to be in the mainstream. It's below the radar. The beauty of it is that you're not supposed to always know. It's subterranean.

A lot of punk rock is not going to be in the mainstream. It's below the radar. The beauty of it is that you're not supposed to always know. It's subterranean.

There are always young bands playing in their garages. A lot of punk rock is not going to be in the mainstream. It's below the radar. The beauty of it is that you're not supposed to always know. It's subterranean.

There are always young bands playing in their garages. A lot of punk rock is not going to be in the mainstream. It's below the radar. The beauty of it is that you're not supposed to always know. It's subterranean.

If journalists ask you again and again about the same bands, you'll end up saying you hate them just because you're so fed up with being asked all those stupid questions. ---->>>

The things that people do now in sports, you can't even believe. These are complete total athletes. To see what human beings can do in the highest level is amazing. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-17, 1972
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Occupation: Musician
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Billie Joe Armstrong (born February 17, 1972) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt. He is also a guitarist and vocalist for the punk rock band Pinhead Gunpowder and provides lead vocals for Green Day's side projects Foxboro Hot Tubs and The Network (wikipedia)