Green Day admit that they focus on a sense of community more than a lot of other bands.
Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt form the musical trio, who are back in the spotlight and have topped the UK Album Charts with their latest release, 'Revolution Radio'.
Speaking to Rock Sound magazine, Billie explained: "I don't think a lot of the bigger pop-punk of punk rock bands have the focus on community that we do.
"The difference between us and them is that we know that music is a place where people come together and forge tight bonds. It's about 'zines (magazines) and letting bands sleep on your floor. We've never lost that, no matter what anyone might say."
He went on to say how close the group are now, and how personal the journey has been for him specifically.
Reflecting on his public on-stage breakdown in 2012, he said: "I don't regret what I said especially, or how it happened, but I do regret how f**ked up I was.
"I was on a lot of drug and I have no real memory of that incident. In a weird way though it needed to happen, because I was burning the candle at both ends."
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