Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong celebrates his 465th birthday today!
Eleven studio albums into their career, Green Day have sold over 65 million albums worldwide, including 10 million copies of Dookie in the United States alone.
Armstrong, along with Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool (and later adding fourth member Jason White), broke out during the ’90s punk scene revival alongside Sublime, Bad Religion, The Offspring and Rancid.
In the 2000s, the band propelled to major success once again with their American Idiot album, including hits like “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “Holiday”.
To celebrate Armstrong’s birthday, we’re looking at five of our favourite quotes:
“We’re not a political band. We don’t want to tell people what to do or what to think. We just want to tell them to think.”