The Armstrongs

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Billie Joe Armstrong and Tim Armstrong form '90s punk supergroup called Armstrongs

By: Branden Griffith

July 17, 2017

It almost sounds like an idea cooked up by a couple kids listening to a punk CD in the ‘90s, but Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Rancid's Tim Armstrong have created a new punk supergroup under the name, Armstrongs

Keeping it in the family, Billie Joe's son Joey and Tim Armstrong's nephew Rey fill out the band.

Armstrongs' first single, "If There Was Ever A Time," can be heard below.

 

 

The new track from The Armstrongs follows a simple punk template that seems to fuse the sounds of both Rancid and Green Day including downstroke breakdowns, rockabilly guitar solos, solo verses from both Tim and Billie Joe, and an entire section devoted to clapping along with the low tom. 

Proceeds from the sales of the track will go to 924 Gilman, an all-ages punk venue that served as an early platform for both bands.

No word yet if the band has reached out to Dido or cycling's bad-boy, Lance.

What do you think of the new track from Armstrongs?