Green Day is releasing their highly-anticipated 13th studio album on Friday (February 7), breaking their two-year hiatus.


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Leading up to the release, front-man Billie Joe Armstrong chatted with Rolling Stone about the inspiration behind 15 of the biggest Green Day songs. While discussing the song ‘Minority’, Armstrong admitted he wishes he could go back and rerecord the album it was on, Warning, which came out in 2000.


“It was right when Pro Tools started happening. I want to go back and just do everything more live, because I think ‘Minority’ live is a lot better than it came out on the album. But that’s just one of those things that you think about too much.”



He also opened up about meeting his wife of almost 26 years, Adrienne, at a house party in Minneapolis in July of 1990.


“We drove from California all the way out to Minnesota. Nobody really knew why we were driving all the way to Wisconsin and Minnesota to just play, like, four shows, but I was really just going back to see her. On the way back, I wrote ‘2000 Light Years Away’…and it lead to many, many, many songs I’ve written about her for the next almost 30 years.”


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