Billie Joe Armstrong

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Billie Joe Armstrong (born February 17, 1972) is the lead singer and guitarist of Green Day.

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  • "Can you do one thing for me and i swear to God i'll leave you alone... starting over there can you guys do the wave?"
    • From Woodstock '94
  • "I'm not going to become a mud hippie, I don't care what you say."
    • Woodstock 1994
  • I haven't gotten laid in four months.. I'm so horny I could fuck the floor, or myself.. Damn, I can't fuck myself.. BUT I CAN FUCK A MIRROR!
  • Are you Canadian? Oh, okay, 'cause you're sure as hell acting like one right now.
  • All Saints are gonna be there? Tré, you might get laid!
  • [Our 'Waiting' video] was a total failure. [MTV] doesn't show any videos anymore. If we had a booty video - if we had, like, McG, with girls shaking their ass in the video -- it would probably get played. Actually, I am just really bitter right now.
  • "Alright I want everyone on this side of the audience to yell 'rock and roll' and everyone on that side to yell 'SHUT THE FUCK UP'"
    • From Woodstock '94


  • It's fun until someone gets hurt...then it's hilarious.
  • I am the greatest guitar player in the fucking world. I can play heavy metal goddamnit.
  • Punk rock is dead... and I fucking killed it.
  • Minority is about being an individual. It's like you have to sift through the darkness to find your place and be that individual you want to be your entire life.
  • You think your life is tough? Try being a parent!
  • I'm not gonna say anything inspirational; I'm just gonna fucking swear a lot.
  • They have bad taste. I am not a good-looking guy.
  • School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect; and nobody's perfect, so why practice?"
  • And my name...is George W. Bush. [pause, fans boo] Actually, my name is Asshole.
  • I sound like an Englishman impersonating an American impersonating an Englishman.
  • There's nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it.
  • I think the little Bush is a bit stupid and more or less the puppet of his old man."
  • I fucking hate Lynyrd Skynyrd, I've always hated Lynyrd Skynyrd. Fuckin' backwards ass hillbilly shit.
  • B-I-L-L-I-E J-O-E. My real name is Billie Joe. And it's southern, my mom's from Oklahoma and that's how I got the name.
  • Well, you know, I look at myself in the morning and yes, yeah I-I am a God.
  • A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over the garbage can and says 'That's Punk?', and I say 'No that's trendy!'
  • It's my fucking life and you know what nobody invited you...so there's the door...see ya!
  • When someone is in a car accident and they're driving at 100 mph, drunk, whose tape do you think he's listening to at that time? Think about it.
  • The darkness is coming now, God dammit!
  • My mom was from Oklahoma, hence the name Billie Joe...It's not William Joseph, it's just Billie Joe.
  • Just about 99% of the population masturbates, while the other 1%, lie about it.
  • This song's off our album. It's called Kerplunk. It's kind of in line with the shit thing, ya know, it's like you take a dookie and it kerplunks in the toilet.
  • What? You can heckle me if you want; it's okay, I won't understand!
    • at a foreign concert in Spain
  • 'Welcome to Montreal -- fuck you', would be a good sign at your highways.
  • Ah, if someone falls down, please pick him back up, 'cause it doesn't mean that there's a fuckin' camera in your face that you don't have to lookout for each other.
  • Yeah fuck me! I wish all of you could fuck me!
  • A lot of people, when they talk to me, I can't wait for them to shut up. Like, shut up. You're a moron. I have nothing to say, you know?
  • Never run in the rain with your socks on.
  • I never thought that being obnoxious would get me where I am now.
  • Aw, how the fuck are you all doin' tonight?... That's what I fuckin' wanted to hear, goddammit!
  • I'm not as depressed as I used to be. The Prozac's working!
  • I hate celebrities. I really hate them.
  • I actually have less friends now than I ever had.
  • I'm still wearing the pants I had in the eleventh grade.
  • Our passion is our strength.
  • I got body lice in Germany! I'd tell you they were crabs, but I wasn't getting laid.
  • You want a drumstick? Like a ice cream cone or a chicken wing!?
  • One thing I want to teach my son is sensitivity to other people. I want to teach him not to be this macho freak.
  • I kind of became everyone’s weird uncle. I was drunk all the time wearing a fucking leopard g-string.
  • Attack your instruments. Don’t let them attack you.
  • Punk is always something that’s going to be with us and to try and explain that would be stupid at this point.
  • Do I want to change the world with music? Well, fuck yeah, I want to change the world to a certain extent, yeah. It needs to be changed....it needs a kick in the ass.
  • What do you mean we walked around dressed like girls? We walked around in our own clothes, they just happened to be dresses.
  • I thought it was kinda lame. The story was great. Totally hilarious. But it was too much. Kinda like turning us into a parody of ourselves.
    • on the story written about the Kerplunk cover The Diary of Laurie L
  • I’m going to point a gun at Tré. Tré is going to point a gun at Mike. Mike is going to point a gun at me.
  • Mike: We’re going to count to 3 and pull the trigger.
    • When asked in 1992 where they would be in 3 years
  • History will tell if we were really a good band or just a one day fly.
  • There is not a band you can mention that we haven’t kicked their ass at one time or another.
  • Rock 'n' roll can be fun and dangerous at the same time.
  • Woodstock was about the closest thing to anarchy I've ever seen in my whole life, and I didn't like it.
  • You're the fucking leaders, you have the fucking power. Don't let these bastards dictate the rest of the world, or dictate your fucking life!
  • I like Big Macs, Big Macs and sandboxes.
  • Lose the big shoes, shorts and the Hurley t-shirts and look like a fucking man for once
  • [leans into front row] "I smell pot... Jesus is gonna git you!" [stands up and chuckles] "Who are we kidding? Jesus looks like a fucking pothead, doesn't he?"
    • At a Nashville show
  • What has two thumbs, speaks French, and likes blow jobs? Moi!
  • (humping the camera) Do you like that, bitch?
    • Bullet in a Bible DVD. Backstage.
  • None of your business! First name Billie, last name Joe!
  • I really enjoy what I do for a living. Its a fun thing. Some people think we suck, but I think we're fucking great.
  • It's a proven fact that music can change people.
  • They don't need to hear a 15 minute cocaine wank guitar fest and we don't give it to them
  • I'm not interested in groupies. I have to say I've never been with a groupie in my entire life.
  • You might grow up with a lot of anger, but what's important is how you educate yourself, what comes out of that anger, how does it apply later on in your life.
  • A lot of bands will say they prefer small shows, but let's be honest, playing stadiums doesn't suck either.
  • Rockers want to be rebels, but they don't want to offend anybody. Well that's no fun! I think America needs to be offended now more than ever.
  • My job description is that I'm a rock star. And I'm good at it, you know?
  • Hi everyone, sniff. We are Green Day, sniff. I have a, sniff, cold, but you probably won't notice. Sniff.
  • Interviewer: Boxers or briefs?

Billie Joe: None of the above.

  • Everybody say "Shut the fuck up" and we'll stop playing. Wait, 1-2-3 -- (crowd responds) Okay, we're gone. Goodbye! (Green Day leaves stage)
    • Woodstock Mudfight
  • This isn't love and peace, this is fucking anarchy!
    • Woodstock Mudfight
  • "Who's your fucking daddy?!"
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  • Let's go shopping!
  • "The reason every one freaked out about the brown acid 'cause it was the best shit"
    • Woodstock '94
  • Fear Factor: Who can take my xylophone playing the longest?
  • Billie Joe: Hold on, hold on...I'm in the wrong position.

Tre: Is there a wrong position, Billie?
Billie Joe: Yep.

  • This song's called American Idiot. It's about me.
  • "Look at you fuckin' dirty mother fuckers!"
    • Talking about the fans in the rain at Woodstock'94

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