Billie Joe Armstrong recently launched his new band The Longshot, leading to rumors online that Green Day is breaking up. Armstrong reacted to the rumors in a new Instagram video.
“Some of you are asking about Green Day and if there’s anything wrong, or if we’re breaking up. The answer is: no.
“I am having some fun with some of my friends. I am what you call ‘a musician.’ Some people have a hard time calling it that sometimes. With that said, shut the fuck up! You’re a fucking whiner, and I’m playing music because that’s what I’m supposed to do. That’s what people that play guitar, and drums, and bass, and they sing and– this is what we do.
“So if you don’t like it, then fuck off. And if you do like it, come along, because it’s a lot of fun. Alright? Have a pleasant day.”