Back in September, we posted scans of Billie Joe's interview with Guitar World. Now, Guitar World has posted the full feature article online.
Although some of you will have already read it, it's interesting to go back and re-read, since we've heard two of the three albums in question. It gives Billie's insight somewhat of a new meaning. The interview discusses the bands trilogy of albums: how they came about, how they were recorded, specific song details, and where the band wants to go next.
One part of the article that I specifically enjoyed was where Billie talked about player older songs on the band's 21st Century Breakdown tour.
"On our last tour, we were playing a lot of old songs, like 'Who Wrote Holden Caufield?' and 'One for the Razorbacks. It was really fun. And sometimes when you're in the middle of playing the song you start to realize, Oh, god, I remember who this song was about. I remember what I was feeling at that time. How is it relevant to me now? You almost get lost in all that, and you're performing it in front of 10,000 people or whatever. It's a trip going back like that. I think we were reluctant to do that before the last tour, but then we just started bringing those songs in. We've always wanted to write songs that we could play 20 years later, like the Rolling Stones are able to play '19th Nervous Breakdown' and stuff like that."
Head on over to GuitarWorld.com to read the full interview.