Ed Sheeran “fan-girled out” when he met Green Day.
The hit maker “Castle on the Hill” already spoke of his love for the rockers “American Idiot”, and their frontman Billie Joe Armstrong remembered that Ed didn’t play it cool when he faced them.
Billie Joe laughed: “He’s fanned out pretty well.”
Billie Eilish also expressed her admiration for the punk group and the 47-year-old singer is also a fan of her music.
He told Q magazine: “When I saw her live, it was this wonderful moment when all these children – all these young women – were singing along to these dark bedroom hymns.
“It felt like children were singing soccer anthems, but it was really dark. All that stuff is universal.”
And the hit maker ‘Basket Case’ can see Green Day’s impact on a number of modern hip-hop artists.
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He said: “Post Malone, Tyla Yaweh – much of it is really inward and uncertain in his feelings.
“It’s very emo. Like ‘F ** k, that sounds like’ Basket Case ‘.’ ”
1975 Matty Healy attributes to the group – which includes Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool – that they made him become a musician.
He said: “I was on Green Day for five minutes.
“Do you know when they pull kids out of the crowd to play on stage? They did that to me in Newcastle.
“I played bass. It changed my life.
“It was a realization of this punk idea, but at that point it was filling arenas. I said, ‘F ** k, you can actually do that.’ ”