Picks and Pans Review: Talking With...
When Green Day first practiced in his parents' Rodeo, Calif., garage some 13 years ago, front-man Billie Joe Armstrong never thought he'd wind up warbling Disney songs at home. Today the punk-rock papa is singing a very different tune. "Sometimes it's like I am living a double life," says Armstrong, 29, who has two sons, Jacob, 2, and Joseph, 6, with wife Adrienne. "My kids like a lot of that stuff, but Disney and punk just don't mesh."
For which Green Day fans are thankful. In concert and on recordings, the Grammy-winning trio—which also includes Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt—is Disney-free. Following a European tour and an appearance on HBO's rockumentary Reverb, the band will release a hit-singles collection this fall. Then it's time to record a follow-up to 2000's gold Warning. Will they return to Armstrong's parents' garage? "We still get into the garage and blast out catchy songs," Armstrong says, but now "we all have our own garages. So we just flip a coin to see which one we'll be in for the month."