In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong talked about the current state of music and revealed that he feels like music just isn't as important to young adults as it was when he was a teenager.
Perhaps the years are beginning to catching up with Green Day’s, Billie Joe Armstrong. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, lead singer started to sound a little out of touch when he talked about the current state of music and revealed that he feels like music just isn’t as important to young adults as it was when he was a teenager. “People get addicted to garbage they don’t need. At shows, they gotta talk on their phones to their friend who’s in the next aisle,” Armstrong said. “We need music, and we need it good. I took it very seriously. There’s a side of me where music will always send chills up my spine, make me cry, make me want to get up and do Pete Townshend windmills. In a lot of ways, I was in a minority when I was young. There are people who go, “Oh, that’s a snappy tune.” I listen to it and go, “That’s the greatest fucking song ever. That is the song I want played at my funeral.” Even Armstrong himself couldn’t deny that he’s changed from the day’s of his punk rocking roots. “Before Dookie, I wasn’t married and I didn’t have kids. I had a guitar, a bag of clothes and a four-track recorder. There are ways you don’t want to change. You don’t want to lose your spark. But I need silence more than I did before. I need to get away from the static and noise, whereas before, I thrived on it. ” Green Day is working on the follow up to the grammy award winning album “American Idiot,” which Armstrong says he’s in no hurry to complete. You can read Rolling Stone’s entire interivew with Armstrong here.