Musicians on Musicians is an interesting new feature by Rolling Stone where two artists sit down and discuss discuss their very different experiences of fame and success
In this episode - pop punk icon and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstong speaks with the 2019 breakout electropop / mumble rap / pop star Billie Eilish (remember when someone mashed the two artists up ???)
In the interview - both parties expressed their admiration for each other:
Armstrong lets Eilish know how much he appreciates her music for being “earnest” and sounding like “freedom”.
“I know this sounds [weird], but I always gravitate toward music that sounds like freedom. And that’s what I get from your music. It’s like an earnest person that’s expressing themselves and incorporating new sounds. Some of it sounds like jazz to me, if that’s cool to say ... The lyrics are also just very real. That’s important when you’re surrounded by things that sound synthetic and not very real.”
While Eilish's admiration showed a bit of the generation gap - LOL
EILISH I can’t believe I’m in the room with the guy who was my wallpaper.
ARMSTRONG I was your wallpaper?
EILISH Yeah, on the lock screen on my phone.
ARMSTRONG Oh, that wallpaper. Awesome!