What a shocker! Variety is reporting that Green Day, comprised of Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt, decided to part ways with their manager and close friend Pat Magnarella after – holy shit – 21 years!
Magnarella hasn’t only been the band’s manager since 1996, he also ran Armstrong’s independent music label Adeline Records. The reasons of the split are yet unknown, maybe the band just wanted a new experience with a new management and apparently Green Day have already found one in Crush Music’s Jonathan Daniel. Daniel’s management roster includes Courtney Love, Train, Lykke Li, Lorde, Sia and Fall Out Boy – not a bad list! Neither Daniel nor Magnarella were available for comment.
Meanwhile, the Green Day community “Green Day Authority” reacted with a sweet message to Magnarella:
Over the last 11 years, Pat has been incredibly kind toward GDA and fans. When we asked clarification on some news, or asked for stuff to giveaway, he would always reply, even if he couldn’t share anything new with us. He was always kind, professional, and succinct. There are so many emails with just single sentence replies, sometimes single word replies. “Yes”, “No”, “Will update later”. They always amused me and I appreciated the directness.
Green Day’s former long term manager wasn’t only a guy liked by the fans, he is also a close friend of the band and is known as the driving force behind Armstrong’s rehab that probably saved the singer’s life. We are super curious to see which changes the new management will bring for the East Bay Punk-band!