Billie Joe Armstrong shares three-song EP from new band
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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has lifted the curtain on a debut three-song EP from his new side project, The Longshot, after teasing the band earlier this week on social media. The songs included on the EP are called "Taxi Driver," "Love Is For Losers" and "Chasing A Ghost," with all three finding Armstrong working in familiar punk rock territory while adding a layer of pop sheen to the music.
Armstrong hasn't revealed any other information about the Longshot yet, including who else is in the band.
An Instagram account for the project was created in February, with a recent post saying that its first album would be called Love Is for Losers. A release date has yet to be announced.
The Instagram page has been filled with photos and videos, with one post saying, "Love is for losers . . . Fans are encouraged to show unity by getting a broken heart tattoo if they are, of course, a loser. It's rumored that VIP access may be granted to those that attend a show as a Lone Ranger."
Armstrong has participated in several side projects throughout his career, including Pinhead Gunpowder, the Network and Foxboro Hot Tubs, the last two of which was essentially Green Day under different names.
In 2013, he partnered with Norah Jones for an album, Foreverly, in which they reinterpreted the Everly Brothers' Songs Our Daddy Taught Us.
Green Day released its last album, Revolution Radio, in 2016.