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.