Billie Joe Armstrong backs Tyla Yaweh, Wiz Khalifa’s Green Day sample
The singer also makes an appearance in the track's accompanying music video.
When Yaweh was initially recording the remix with Khalifa, he was worried they wouldn't be able to sample the rhythm from Green Day's "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" for the remix of "High Right Now."
"When you hear Wiz used a sample from Green Day we were wondering how the hell we were going to clear it," Yaweh tells Fader. "But then, I’m on tour with Post Malone and end up seeing Billie Joe Armstrong backstage. I played him the record and he loved it and said he was gonna clear it!"
"We needed up become good friends from there and we all ended up making this iconic stoned circle shot happen!"
Armstrong took to Instagram to announce the collaboration with the two rappers.
High times with my friend @tylayaweh featuring @wizkhalifa !
The video features Yaweh and Khalifa doing their thing with Armstrong appearing in the middle of the music video.
Post Malone also makes a brief cameo in the visual.
Check out the music video for "High Right Now" below.
More on Green Day
The band recently dropped their newest single off their upcoming album Father Of All… The single is titled “Oh Yeah!” The accompanying music video pokes fun at modern interactions due to the influence of technology.
The video starts as a mock tutorial with drummer Tre Cool showing us how to play the drums for ” Oh Yeah!” The man watching the video is distracted and hits Billie Joe Armstrong in his car. For the rest of the time, we see numerous absurd interactions with people, all stemming from their absorption into technology.
Armstrong pokes fun at the absurdity with the hook “Everybody is a star//Got my money and I’m feeling kinda low.” Watch the video for Green Day’s “Oh Yeah!” here.
Father Of All… releases Feb.7 and can be preordered here. Green Day will be prefacing the Hella Mega tour with solo appearances in Europe and Asia. They’ll join Fall Out Boy and Weezer in the U.S. beginning in July. Grab tickets here with the full list of dates below.
03/08 – Singapore, SG @ Singapore Indoor StadiUM
03/11 – Bangkok, TH @ Impact Arena
03/14 – Manila, PH @ Mall of Asia Arena
03/17 – Taipei, TW @ Taipei Arena
03/20 – Hong Kong, CN @ Asia World Expo
03/22 – Seoul, KR @ Jamsil Indoor Gym
03/25 – Osaka, JP @ Intex
03/27 – Tokyo, JP @ Makuhari, Messe
03/24 – Moscow, RU V Spartak Stadium
05/27 – Helsinki, FI @ Suvilhati
05/29 – Stockholm, SE @ Tele2 Arena
05/31 – Alesund, NO @ Colorline Stadium
06/03 – Berlin, D E@ Wuhlheide (with Weezer)
06/10 – Milan, IT @ Ippodromo San Siro (with Weezer)
06/13 – Paris, FR @ La Defense Arena
06/14 – Groningen, NL @ Tadspark
06/17 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
06/21 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium
06/24 – Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park
06/26 – London, UK @ London Stadium
06/27 – Huddersfield, UK @ The John Smith’s Stadium
06/29 – Dublin, IE @ RDS Arena
THE HELLA MEGA TOUR with Weezer and Fall Out Boy
07/17 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
07/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
07/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
07/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
07/28 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
07/31 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
08/01 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
08/05 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
08/06 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
08/08 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
08/16 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/19 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
08/21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
08/22 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
08/24 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
08/27 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
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