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Green Day in Musician Magazine, Sept 1994
Posted by Delfina

Here’s the article from Musician magazine, from September 1994. It opens with this great description of Green Day upstaging much more seasoned and established performers at an outdoor festival in 1994:

While the other artists basked like geckos, Green Day came on like a blood-scenting Komodo dragon. In a hyper-speed 30-minute set Billie Joe 1) unzipped his fly and paraded his privates around for all to see; 2) handed a dumbfounded fan his beat-up, sticker-coated guitar and encouraged him to play it; 3) happily accepted a rose from a female follower, then beat it to a pulp against his mike stand; 4) destroyed at $600 microphone by smashing it into the ground, was handed a replacement and trashed it as well… Jolted from lethargy to its collective feet, the crowd gave Green Day a standing O. The stage, at least, was never the same again.

Is it any wonder why we love them so much? And why did he do all that? “I dunno, the bands we played with were just boring.”

And I think this is one of my favorite quotes: “I called my mom yesterday and said. ‘Mom, I’m gettin’ married.’ And she said, ‘That’s fine, son. Have fun!’ I can hardly surprise my mother nowadays.”


The last little bit. And the cover.

January 9, 2008 at 8:59 pm [ Category: Articles, Magazine scans ]

Comment from Emily January 10, 2008, 10:40 pm

Loooooved that interview so much. Thank you for posting it :]

Comment from Delfina January 12, 2008, 12:21 pm

Welcome. :) I liked that one too.

Comment from nicole January 27, 2008, 2:41 pm

love the interview (L)

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