Stream Billie Joe Armstrong’s Audible Original ‘Welcome To My Panic’

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong reflects on his early punk days, meeting Mike Dirnt, and talks about the band’s longstanding career on Welcome to My Panic. The new episode is the latest from Audible Original’s Words + Music series.

For his episode, Armstrong gives us an in-depth look at his musical journey highlighting some of the highs and lows he’s faced throughout his life, and discusses being a punk rocker who has achieved massive mainstream success. In addition, Welcome to My Panic includes new acoustic performances of  “Basket Case,” “Good Riddance,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” and “American Idiot.”

In a sample clip from Audible, Armstrong talks about meeting bassist Mike Dirnt for the first time.

“He wanted to be a stand-up comedian, even at a young age back when we were that young,” Armstrong says of Dirnt. “He had a routine, he had all these jokes, he got in a lot of fights, he pissed a lot of people off. And I just immediately liked him.”

Listen to a preview and sign up for Audible to listen to Welcome to My Panic here.

Armstrong recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about Welcome to My Panic and revisit his very first song “Look For Love.” Watch the interview below.

Billie Joe Armstrong Thought Fans Would Hate 'Good Riddance'

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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