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Green Day Almost Hospitalised

In an interview with Britain’s Sun newspaper, resurgent pop-punkers Green Day have revealed how the making of the new album affected them. Singer Billie Joe Armstrong said: “This is the album that could have killed us. We had set the bar so high with 'American Idiot'…We all became sick as dogs. I was close to being hospitalised but they caught me in time.” It’s unclear how serious he’s being though, as he adds “I had the boogie woogie flu!" While the pressure of following up 2004s highly successful album/political statement ‘American Idiot’ is clear, Armstrong reveals that the success had some benefits: “We had the opportunity to be more creative than ever before because we have a lot more listeners out there" which sounds counter to our usual image of artists forced to repeat past glories.

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