Billie Joe Armstrong's 'unique' bond with his musical sons
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 October 2016
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says he will always be able to make music because his sons share the same passion
Billie Joe Armstrong loves that he can "speak a different language" with his children who are also musicians.
The Green Day frontman's sons Jakob Danger, 18, and Joseph Marciano Armstrong, 21, are both aspiring rock stars and because of that the 'Holiday' hitmaker says it will allow him to be a musician until he can't physically make music anymore.
Asked if having his sons get into music has given him a new outlook on his career, he said: "Yeah. 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. With my family, my sons both love music and play music, and they're really good at it. In one of the scenes, you can see a little cameo of my son, who's in the party. You've just gotta bring it all back home."
Of their "unique" bond, he told Collider: "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."
The 44-year-old rocker was speaking in promotion of 'Ordinary World', in which he stars as himself, and
said stepping away from music made it feel "fresh" when he returned to the studio for Green Day's new album 'Radio Revolution'.
Asked if it is still exciting releasing new music, he said: "Oh, yeah, absolutely! 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. When I was done with the movie, I felt really compelled to start working on another album. Little did I know, they were going to come out back to back."