Since Joe Biden’s win as the next President Of The United States, Trump has refused to concede the race. This action is making it difficult for the Biden-Harris team to make the transition of power smooth before the Jan. 20, 2021 inauguration.
Now, Billie Joe Armstrong has shared his thoughts on the whole situation. He tells NME that things have definitely been crazy in America this year.
“In the States, it’s been kind of crazy,” he says. “We’ve had COVID and the election, and it’s just been pretty mad around here.”
Since the election results rolled in this month, the Green Day frontman feels like Trump has taken America hostage.
“I think it’s inevitable that Trump has to leave, but he’s holding half of the country hostage,” he says. “I can’t figure out which side – whether it’s the people that support him or the people that hate him?”
For now, it looks like Armstrong is counting down the days until Trump is no longer the President Of The United States. Once Biden takes office, Armstrong believes things will cool down a bit in America.
“It’s a waiting game at this point to get him out, then the temperature will lower a little bit more.”
Armstrong also opened up to NME about his No Fun Mondays release. When coronavirus lockdown began earlier this year, Armstrong treated fans to a number of cover songs. Now, he has compiled all of his performances into his forthcoming album No Fun Mondays. For him, doing these covers really helped him during these difficult times.
“I did ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ first, and it all just started off as something to just keep me busy because I knew that the rest of the year was getting canceled,” he says. “I released it on my Instagram to fans and the response was really good. Everybody was saying that it was just nice to hear some music and feel a little bit normal. The sentiment was right.”
The 14-track album includes Armstrong’s performances of John Lennon‘s “Gimme Some Truth,” Don Backy’s “Amico” and “Kids In America” which he played for Mike Dirnt‘s birthday. No Fun Mondays arrives on Nov. 27 and pre-orders are available here.
It’s Tuesday, but we’re thinking about #NoFunMondays!! The full album arrives 11/27. We also have a pretty awesome baby blue vinyl w/ a glow in the dark cover in the webstore. Now, go pre-order it 😏 https://t.co/omQUj9beYt pic.twitter.com/m09GOVHiDz
— Green Day (@GreenDay) October 6, 2020
Along with this, Green Day’s “super-secret” side project the Network just released their new EP Trans Am. The release features four politically-charged songs including “Trans Am” which they debuted a music video for last week.
The Network are also gearing up to release a follow-up to their debut, and only, album Money Money 2020. Money Money 2020 Part II: Told Ya So! arrives on Dec. 4, 2020.
“Back in 2003 we, The Network, warned mankind of the fate they would meet in the year 2020,” The Network said. “To no surprise 2020 is upon us and it looks exactly as our prophecy predicted. As one final warning on December 4, 2020 we will release Money Money 2020 Pt II: We Told Ya So! We are at Threat Level Midnight For now, hop in and set your transistors to the Trans Am EP, out everywhere now.”
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