Is being drunk Green Day’s secret weapon?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: Singer Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs in the half time show of the New York Jets during their home opener against the Baltimore Ravens at the New Meadowlands Stadium on September 13, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Being drunk has a positive affect on Green Day’s live shows.

Speaking to Q, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong┬ásaid Green Day’s live performances have improved over the years – because they’re usually drunk on stage.

“Around Insomniac [in 1995] we became a shitter live band. We began playing arenas and we didn’t really know how to play them that well and at the same time we started becoming a lot more introverted,” he told Q.

“Then we started drinking a lot more!” he added. “Being drunk on stage, your inhibitions are gone. Most of the stuff we’ve come up with, like bringing someone up to sing with us or running around in drag, that’s all from being liquored-up.”

And people say getting drunk is a bad thing!