‘Shut the F*** Up When October Begins’- Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong on the trolls who mock his most famous song
Published 13/11/2016 | 17:21
Green Day lyricist Billie Joe Armstrong has said he becomes the target of witty tweeters towards the end of each September and threatened to write a song in their honour.
The singer penned Green Day’s tune ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ in 2005 and admitted he becomes the butt of targeted jokes every year.
Speaking to Vulture, the singer said: “It’s like when Jesus was born on December 25, people go, ‘Hey it’s Christmas time’. When the Easter Bunny comes, people go ‘Hey it’s Easter’.
“When September comes, people go ‘Hey it’s that guy in Green Day’.
September 28th. Almost time to wake the guy from Green Day up.— Jed Mutuc (@jedmutuc) September 28, 2016
“I want to say have fun, but get a life at the same time,” he said.
The Californian singer (44) revealed he hopes to pen a new song to remind his critics that the joke has become a little bit tired.
“I’m going to write a new song. It’s called ‘Shut the F*** Up When October Begins’.
Armstrong recently opened up about his disappointment following Donald Trump's victory on Tuesday, which will see him take his seat in the Oval Office come January.
"I don't think any of us were prepared for Donald Trump to be president," the singer told the BBC.
"I think there's going to come a time when the protests get larger and larger - and that I fully support.
"It's like the country is being set on fire."
"If there's anybody who, because of this election, feels marginalised in any way, those are the people I feel the most sympathy for so whether you're black, brown, white, gay, straight, trans, Muslim - those are the people I want to rally with... A Green Day concert is a safe house for anyone who feels marginalised."