With a whopping 13 albums to their name now, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has been reflecting on the band's epic discography – and how he feels about certain records many years down the line.
In a new interview with Vulture, the frontman suggests that the trio's sixth record Warning (released in 2000) is perhaps their most misunderstood, with his ideas for it not quite lining up with where music was heading at the time.
"Those songs on Warning, I really wanted to flesh out," he says. "I listened to that record for the first time in a while [recently], and I think it was [made] at a time where there was capital P pop-punk starting to happen very early, in the late ’90s and 2000s, that I wanted to kind of get away from and get into things that were more rootsy. I was listening to a lot of Tom Waits and the Pretenders, just great, classic rock'n'roll. We really were trying to do something that was more acoustic.