Being drunk has a positive affect on Green Day’s live shows.
Speaking to Q, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said 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!