Green Day’s Billie Joe Explains Bush Beef

’s Billie Joe Armstrong spoke with Australia’s Time Off magazine about what has him so riled up about President Bush. “[I’m annoyed because] he used September 11 as a flag to go in and fight terrorism, which I think was just a complete lie,” Armstrong complained. “Then there were all the lies that kept coming after that about weapons of mass destruction and all the other things that become cliches at this point. And he’s pushing this sort of American idea onto different countries that are in a completely different world. That’s where a lot of ignorance in America comes from. You’re talking about culture. The people in Iraq or in Germany or wherever; they don’t necessarily want a giant pipeline to go through their country and Walmarts and McDonalds built to support it. That’s where I was just like, ‘You know, no-one’s really saying anything’. I mean, the closest thing was The Dixie Chicks. I was like, ‘Wait a minute! Where’s my rock’n’roll rebellion?’. So I was like, ‘Fu** it! I’ll just do it myself’.”

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2 thoughts on “Green Day’s Billie Joe Explains Bush Beef

  1. plo says:

    So in the same way Bush was supposedly pushing lies and his western culture you’re pushing your ideals and opinions only through music. Sounds like hypocrisy to me. To lay everything at Bush’s feet is the biggest joke of all. The government DEM/REP alike voted to go to war and to keep our troops there. Don’t be such an irrational scapegoat searching ignoramus.

  2. Kyra says:

    Here’s the difference:

    George Bush was the fu**ing PRESIDENT. Green Day are musicians.

    Whatever the president/rest of the government decides, goes. You can ignore Green Day’s message if you want to, but Bush’s “message” had much more impact on a physical scale.

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