Green Day: 'We're Still Punks'

GREEN DAY can still call themselves punks, despite becoming a commercial success, according to frontman BILLY JOE ARMSTRONG.

The band have been criticised for abandoning the true meaning of punk and selling out.

But Armstrong insists they've never lost their punk roots.

He says, "Sometimes I think we've become totally redundant because we're this big band now, we've made a lot money - we're not punk rock any more. But then I think about it and just say, 'You can take us out of out a punk rock environment, but you can't take the punk rock out of us.'

"When we started it was a proven fact that punk could not get popular. So we never played punk rock to get famous."


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That's right Green Day have gotten to where they are now on their own terms. They didn't kiss any as*es except Tré's. Heck yes.
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yes i'd kiss tre's ass too if i were billie.
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HERE HERE BILLIE, you tell them, you are punks and always will be in my eyes. Janie xxx
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*agrees totally* yesh they are deff still punk if he says he is. long live green day! yoshies xxX
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damn straight, i dont see why ppl gotta give them crap just cuz they made it big, why cant ppl just let them be PUNK and famous at the same time??!*gdobsessive*
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