GREEN DAY’s BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG Forms New Group With RANCID’s TIM ARMSTRONG
According to The Pulse Of Radio, GREEN DAY singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong has teamed up with RANCID frontman Tim Armstrong — no relation — to launch a new punk supergroup called ARMSTRONGS. Billie Joe's son Joey Armstrong, who played in the punk band SWMRS, and Tim's nephew Rey Armstrong round out the quartet, which has released its first song, called "If There Was Ever A Time". ARMSTRONGS recorded the track for the documentary "Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk", which the members of GREEN DAY helped produce. The film focuses on Berkeley, California's legendary all-ages, non-profit punk venue 924 Gilman, where acts like GREEN DAY and RANCID got their start. "If There Was Ever A Time" will be released on flexi-disc through Pirates Press, limited to 1,000 copies, with all proceeds from the sale of the single benefiting 924 Gilman. The song will also available on streaming services and digital music stores. "Anything that has to do with working with Gilman and Tim and Joey Armstrong, consider me in," says Billie Joe. "This is about our home and family. Viva Armstrong!" "It was exciting to work on this song with Billie and crew for the film," says Tim. "Stoked to share the tune with everyone out there and to be donating all the proceeds to Gilman, which is a place so near, dear, and important to us." GREEN DAY just wrapped up a European tour in support of its latest album, "Revolution Radio", and will begin a North American trek on August 1 in Auburn, Washington.