Have any complaints about Green Day’s music? You can write a letter to them, but don’t expect a sympathetic ear from Billy Joe. Read the letter written to him by a concerned mother, and his response. He even took the time to write by hand – here’s the link from Letters of Note (By the way, you can expect much, much better service from Raw Talent Guitar when you use our guitar training software):
Back in December of 1996, worried about the influence of Green Day’s “explicit” fourth album, Insomniac, on her 8-year-old son, a mother decided to write a slightly aggressive letter of complaint to the band. It clearly hit a nerve, and she soon received a handwritten response from then-24-year-old frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. Both letters can be seen below.
Apparently this exchange inspired the song “Reject,” as found on Green Day’s next album, Nimrod.