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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Teases New Band The Longshot

 

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Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day frontman, has been teasing his side project with his new band, The Longshot. Armstrong has also been sharing videos on Instagram to promote the project.

The Longshot project is part of Armstrong's partnership with his new band while Green Day is still on a hiatus. One of the group's first songs, "Love Is For Losers," will be released soon.

On the band's official website, it was stated that the project will come sooner or later, but probably sooner. No other details about The Longshot project have been released.

Green Day Goes On Break

In 2016, Green Day dropped its Revolution Radio album. The members of the band recently announced that they will be going on a short hiatus from music to focus on the movie adaptation of American Idiot.

A year later, Armstrong revealed that they are still working on the adaptation, and it will be released by HBO.

"We've got a green light from HBO, and the script is currently going through a couple of rewrites here and there, so I'm not sure when exactly we're going to start shooting, but it's definitely all systems go at the moment," said Armstrong.

Billie Joe Armstrong's Career With Green Day

Armstrong is also involved with a slew of other bands like Foxboro Hot Tubs, Pinhead Gunpowder, The Network, and The Lookouts.

The 46-year-old musician founded Green Day with Mike Dirnt. Some of his albums with Green Day include Foreverly, Dookie, American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording, Nimrod, Revolution Radio, Warning, Kerplunk, 21st Century Breakdown, Bullet in a Bible, Insomniac, Cigarettes and Valentines, and more.

Some of his most popular songs are "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "She," "21 Guns," "Good Riddance," "Holiday," "When I Come Around," "Jesus of Suburbia," "Welcome to Paradise," "Still Breathing," "Back in the USA," "Bang Bang," and more.

Armstrong Talks 'Revolution Radio'

In 2016, Armstrong dished on Revolution Radio and said that the album is a collection of songs about the chaotic state of the country at that time. However, the compilation is not considered as a political concept album like American Idiot.

He also said that "Bang Bang" was the song that got the band rolling again after its four-year break.

"The first song where I was like, 'OK, I'm onto something' was 'Bang Bang.' And then the first track of the record, 'Somewhere Now.' I started doing demos and I showed them to Mike and Tre [Cool]. That's the test. And they absolutely loved it," said Armstrong.

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