Here's another recent article featuring Billie Joe, this time on Gibson.com. It looks to be a collection of quotes taken from previous interviews, as we read about Billie Joe's views on Green Day and and music in general.

Billie Joe also talks about his feminine side, getting naked on stage and his views on what it means to be a punk artist. Here's a few excerpts...

On getting naked during performances, as told to NPR.com in 2004:

"I used to do it a lot right after Dookie came out. I was arrested for it in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I did it at Madison Square Garden, 'cause I didn't know if I was ever going to play Madison Square Garden again, so I said, well, there's one way to remember this occasion - to be the guy who was naked on stage at Madison Square Garden. And then it came down to a point where everywhere we played, the cops started showing up and started saying, 'If this guy gets naked on stage, he's going to be arrested immediately."

On maintaining his youthful passion, as told to Time.com in 2010:

"It's about trying to mentally keep yourself in a place where you're never resting on your laurels. That's the fountain of youth. It has nothing to do with the wrinkles on your face, or how fat you get or if you get gray hair. It's your zest for life."

On the notion that Green Day isn't "punk" any more, as told to Time.com in 2010:

"Our main goal is to write great songs, and that comes before genre. The thing about punk is that there are purists. Once you start going outside of that, they don't think what you're doing is punk rock. My range of favorite songwriters goes anywhere from the Sex Pistols all the way to Lennon and McCartney. So that's what Green Day is - there are no rules."

You can read the full interview at Gibson.com.

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