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Billie Joe Armstrong Calls Psy "The Herpes Of Music"
Toronto Sun ^ | May 9,2013 | WENN.com

Posted on 05/09/2013 4:01:22 AM PDT by Biggirl

Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong has taken aim at South Korean pop sensation Psy, calling the Gangham Style hitmaker the "herpes" of music.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: armstrong; psy; southkorea

1 posted on 05/09/2013 4:01:22 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

I guess Ol’ Billie means Psy is going to be with us for a long time. After all, Herpes is forever.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 4:11:46 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: Biggirl

I concur however that means most other modern “music” is gonorrhea.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 4:41:43 AM PDT by TSgt (More Scott Roeders and fewer Tillers and Gosnells)
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To: Biggirl

LOL! Sounds about right coming from Billie Joe. Love him live though. Green Day is a great band to see live.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 4:45:06 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: TSgt

Except “country and western!”


5 posted on 05/09/2013 4:48:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Well, that’s one way of putting it.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 4:51:44 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Biggirl

Years ago Billy declared himself bisexual. I bet he knows a lot about STDs.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 4:58:21 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Biggirl

The Pot calling the Kettle black!


8 posted on 05/09/2013 5:18:10 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Biggirl

That’s strong language coming from a guy who’s the equivalent of syphillis.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 5:27:59 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Biggirl

Green Day are has beens..... Next!!!!!


10 posted on 05/09/2013 5:36:21 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: catfish1957

Sure about that?

So-called hasbeens have an amazing way of making “comebacks”.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 5:37:56 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

I will be waiting for their 20 year American Idiot nostalgia tour. Okay?


12 posted on 05/09/2013 5:46:31 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: catfish1957

Could the lead singer say in other words that rap or hip-hop is a “joke” to begin with?


13 posted on 05/09/2013 5:52:32 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: catfish1957
Green Day has been called "has-beens" for 20 years now and yet they continue to sell out arenas and millions of records.

I'm not a fan of Green Day and I'm familiar with only a handful of their songs but I do remember them being called a "flash in the pan" way back in the early 1990s when even those Nirvana people were still around.

Well the Green Day people are definitely having the last laugh and they continue to cash very large checks down at the bank.

Don't know anything about this "Psy" fellow except he apparently got a billion views on YouTube for some electronic "dance" number of his. Well, maybe that guy really is a flash in the pan. I guess we'll know for sure in 20 years. But I have a feeling that Green Day will still be doing concerts in 20 years regardless.

The Rolling Stones...now that is a band that hasn't had a creative thought for the past 30 years but they continue to tour and sell records for aging Baby Boomers at $200+ per ticket. I remember seeing the Rolling Stones on the 1981 tour at the L.A. Coliseum and even then they were considered a dinosaur rock band. At least back in 1981, they jumped around on stage a little bit and did not have too many wrinkles.

I don't know which is sadder: Some Korean guy getting a billion YouTube views for an electronic "dance" number or Mick Jagger at age 70 prancing around on stage to a bunch of toothless, drooling senior citizens trying to relive the 1960s.

14 posted on 05/09/2013 6:06:48 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Biggirl

Maybe he is right. And maybe Gaye nerD BJ Armstrong is the HIV of music. Too many celebrities live in echo chambers so much of the time they start to think their opinions are more valid than anyone else’s.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 6:23:00 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: Biggirl

Green Day may be making bank, but Psy is more talented.

Green Day are pretty untalented, anti-American, and anti-Christian. Never had any one of their songs actually catch my ear.

Psy is closer to European techno than many of the so called American club stars. And if you are into that kind of thing, it is recognizable. If not, you will gladly move on and ignore it :)

He is also much like Kid Rock in his musical talents. I bought Psy’s CD when the song was first warming up, and the guy has talent.

I was sad to learn he had made such disparaging comments about Americans at some point in his life. But it doesn’t erase the fact, that for the music he composes/plays, he is pretty good.

Green Day sales to the anarchists, who believe their message and can thrash to their dead music.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 6:31:20 AM PDT by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: Aqua225

Anything of “hip-hop”, which includes Psy, I disdain. Your posting say he is talented, but I beg to differ. He lacks talent IMHO.

Greed Day, NO FAN of them either, but I do love it when so-called talent goes after other so-called talent.

Give me country and western anytime!


17 posted on 05/09/2013 6:37:16 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: unlearner

You got it!


18 posted on 05/09/2013 6:37:54 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Like I say, you can only appreciate what you like :)

In the field of techno/dance music, Psy is talented.

In the field of punk rock, Green Day is not...


19 posted on 05/09/2013 6:38:46 AM PDT by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: SamAdams76

Now the Rolling Stones are legends, love them or hate them, they are legends even in their aging.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 6:39:26 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Aqua225

But then again, Psy is not the brightest bulb in the draw.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 6:40:25 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: catfish1957

You can catch the Broadway version of American Idiot on a nationwide tour right now. Here’s the link for tickets: http://www.americanidiotthemusical.com/tickets.php

Not bad for “has beens”...


22 posted on 05/09/2013 6:41:08 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Aqua225

.....Except for Green Day fans.


23 posted on 05/09/2013 6:41:16 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

American Idol is on its way out. The Voice is what is hot now.


24 posted on 05/09/2013 6:42:08 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SamAdams76
Green Day has been called "has-beens" for 20 years now and yet they continue to sell out arenas and millions of records.

Yep. I don't agree with their politics at all but they are very talented songwriters and American Idiot was a truly brilliant record if you listen to the whole thing. Truly a record deserving of album of the year unlike the vast majority of other stuff out there. I saw them on their 21st Century Breakdown tour and it was one of the best live shows I've seen and I've seen hundreds.

25 posted on 05/09/2013 6:44:32 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Biggirl

Takes one to know one.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 6:45:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Biggirl
American Idol is on its way out. The Voice is what is hot now.

Okay........... not sure what in the world that has to do with what I posted but thanks... I guess...

27 posted on 05/09/2013 6:45:34 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Biggirl

If you mean a few artists like George Strait, Aaron Watson, Rick Trevino, and the likes, then yes. Country music has been dying since the the mid 90’s for a “crock” format (country/rock).

90% of country music today is pop musicians. Antebellum, Urban, Shelton, Underwood, Lambert, ... all hipster who basically sound exactly alike and wouldn’t know country if they heard it. I mean really, Kid Rock playing at George Jones memorial service? Give me a break.


28 posted on 05/09/2013 6:53:05 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Biggirl
I like The Rolling Stones but prefer to focus on their 1964-1978 period!

1981 should have been their last tour!

Most successful rock bands need to let it go after a certain point. Take the money they earned and spend the rest of their lives on a sandy beach sipping margaritas.

29 posted on 05/09/2013 7:15:16 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Aqua225

Green Day may be making bank, but Psy is more talented.
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He is also much like Kid Rock in his musical talents.
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Green Day sales to the anarchists,
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Talk about damning with faint praise.

And Psy sells to the ecstasy loving club goers.

I confess I have more in common with anarchists than ecstasy swallowing club goers.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 9:15:48 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Biggirl

Rap is AIDS.


31 posted on 05/09/2013 4:49:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SamAdams76

Or they should basically take the Robert Plant route, go solo and go in a totally different direction.


32 posted on 05/09/2013 4:51:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Resolute Conservative

Even the country you mentioned is a lot more civil that either punk rock or rap music.


33 posted on 05/09/2013 4:53:07 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SamAdams76

-— I remember seeing the Rolling Stones on the 1981 tour at the L.A. Coliseum and even then they were considered a dinosaur rock band ——

I remember that. Just 9 years after “Exile on Main Street,” they were over the hill. The music world sure changes fast.

Looking back over their career, they were a real bunch of bleep heads. Mick was a very dark and creepy guy, going back to the beginning. I was reading about him in the “Performance” era. Disgusting guy.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 5:03:39 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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