10: Smash Everything with Billie Joe Armstrong
Episode 10 // BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG
TRT 59:23 - 12/8/18
Billie Joe Armstrong is best known for his band Green Day. In the past three decades since they formed in the East Bay of California, they released a dozen studio albums, sold over 85 million records worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Having accomplished more than enough for a lifetime already, what I find fascinating about Billie Joe is that he continues to push himself creatively, adapting their album American Idiot into a Broadway show, acting in films, and just this year he debuted a new band, The Longshot, releasing new music and touring small clubs.
In this episode, we talk about the solitude needed to nurture a creative seed versus the fortitude needed to share it with the world, the benefits of encouraging others, and what we can accomplish when we keep pushing past our comfort zones. I spoke with Billie Joe in his studio in Oakland, California.
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AUDIO featured in this episode:
Theme music by Davíd Garza.
First song: “Love is for Losers” by The Longshot
Second song: “Brain Stew” by Green Day
Third song: “Long Time Gone” by Norah Jones & Billie Joe
Fourth song: “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day