For many people, Green Day and Billie Joe Armstrong are one in the same. With songs encouraging grads across the globe to have the time of their lives, the singer has been a part of the band for more than 30 years. But according to the frontman’s new Instagram posts, this could be changing
Armstrong teased Instagram with hints toward a new band that he’s involved in called The Longshot, which seems to follow in the footsteps of Green Day’s punk rock theme. With pictures of rats and a weirdly drawn band picture, we can only guess who else is a part of the new group. It seems like even though Green Day is on a break from performing, Armstrong is anxious to get back on the stage.
The new group’s Instagram account promises The Longshot’s new album titled Love is for Losers will be released “eventually sooner or later. Probably sooner.”
Green Day’s last album Radio Revolution was released in October 2016 and featured tracks like “Bang Bang.” Hitting Billboard’s No. 1 Alternative Songs spot seemed to cement their return to the music scene. Then, in 2017 the band split with Pat Magnarella, the manager who they’ve been working with for 21 years, for Jonathan Daniel at Crush Music. Although Crush Music represents artists like Sia, Fall Out Boy, and Lorde—all artists actively in the music scene—it would seem that the band is back on hiatus.
We’re wondering if this is just another side-project for Armstrong while Green Day is on a break like Angels & Airwaves was for lead singer Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 in 2005, or if this could signal the end of the classic punk trio—like it was for an older version of DeLonge in 2015. Fingers crossed the iconic groups isn’t done for good.