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“I think that’s the big difference between this one [Ordinary World] and a lot of the other rock ‘n’ roll movies. They’re playing to tape, but Fred Armisen and I were actually in a rock ‘n’ roll bad together. I also really related to the character, especially when it came to the parenting part. I’m a pretty klutzy parent.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

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

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“Woodstock was about the closest thing to anarchy I’ve ever seen in my whole life, and I didn’t like it.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“I think the little bush is a bit stupid and more or less the puppet of his old man.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“We are not afraid to be entertainers.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“I’ve been playing rock and roll since I was 16 years old, and now I have a 16-year-old.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“It’s not only exciting to watch, but you can also speak a different language with each other. It’s a music language that’s unique, compared to what other parents do, especially in their professional lives. Not everybody can talk about being an accountant.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“I have no idea where my career is going. I just make the best music that I possibly can.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“I played St. Jimmy on Broadway I sort of caught the acting bug. But I didn’t want to go full-bore into it because I have a lot to learn.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“This never gets old, and when it does, I’ll go do a movie. I like the fact that I can get into other projects because everything feels fresh when I come back to music.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“When we were making the record, I just decided, at the last second. I thought, “This song [“Ordinary World”] makes a lot of sense, being on the album [Revolution Radio].””

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“The fact that I was taking naps in churches, in between takes of the [Ordinary World], and there was that guerilla style of filmmaking, I felt more at home with that.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“I loved the independent spirit of the whole experience, instead of doing a big Hollywood picture, or something like that where I would have felt more out of place.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“We do have American Idiot picked up by HBO and I wrote the record and concept to it. [We have] the writer Rolin Jones and [director] Michael Mayer [who also directed the Broadway production], so we’ll see what happens.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“I know I’m always going to be a musician, for the rest of my life. That’s for sure. It’s about how you balance between being a musician and being a parent, and making it intertwined.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“In one of the scenes [in the Ordinary World], you can see a little cameo of my son, who’s in the party. You’ve just gotta bring it all back home.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“What I see in a lot of music movies, or rock ‘n’ roll movies, that feature a band is that they’re lip-synching.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“That’s where all good music comes from, I think – anything that’s likely to have an impact on pop culture comes from a point where there’s no expectation of it becoming anything other than personal.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“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.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong

“We’ve been a band for 16 years. This is what you dream about.”

 

Billie Joe Armstrong