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Billie Joe Armstrong Thought Fans Would Hate ‘Good Riddance’

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 24: (L-R) Tré Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Mike Dirnt of Green Day perform onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp)

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has revealed that he had hesitation about one of the band’s most successful songs.

In the latest edition of Audible’s Words + Music, Armstrong believed that Green Day fans would hate the song “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life).”

“I remember the first time I ever sang it live. I thought people were gonna throw bottles at me because the single was gonna come out,” Armstrong said.

Armstrong continues, “And so right at the end of our set, I remember going backstage. I was like, ‘Okay, I’m gonna do it.’ And I grabbed a beer and I chugged it. And then I went out with my guitar and I played it, and it got an amazing response.”

Can you imagine Green Day not having that song in their history? What is your favorite Green Day song?


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