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BLINK + GREEN DAY QUOTES
These are quotes that where either Blink-182 talk about what they think about Green Day or the other way around. They actually had some really nice things to say about each other... for the most part.
Hellspawn9 asks: Mark, who would win in a fight.. you or Billie Joe from Green Day?
Mark Hoppus: I think Billie Joe would win, because he has a huge Samoan security guard who would kick the shit out of me.
(Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 from a Yahoo Chat transcript)
"Armstrong is complimentary of the bands currently plowing the punk-rock feilds in his bands absence, discounting the rumors that Green Day have a grudge against current favored sons Blink-182"
Billie Joe: "I think the world needs more punk bands--big punk bands, because then music would be better off, especially with what's going on now. So I think the success of bands like blink-182 and Offspring help us in the long run. And if we do well, it's going to help them in the long run. We didn't start this thing, and I'm well aware of that, so I think people need to take that tradition and keep it going. And if that means blink getting big, that isn't necessarily a bad thing at all."
(Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day in the June 2000 issue of Alternative Press Magazine)
"Stop throwing shit or I'll jump in there and beat your ass"
(Mike Dirnt of Green Day to Mark Hoppus of Blink at woodstock '94)
As another three-piece high-spirited band from the California skate/surf scene, what do you guys have that Green Day doesn't?
MARK: We have less money. I really have a lot of respect for Green Day. They're an awesome band. They're trailblazers.
TOM: We're a different band. We're trying to do our thing without being compared to anybody.
(Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 in... some interview...)
...there is also the band known in Green Day's camp as "Blink 18-who?" "Well, y'know," shrugs Tre. "They sound like a good band. In fact they sound exactly like a good band!" And that good band is , of course, Green Day. We love Blink, of course, but don't you feel like ringing them up and saying, "Where's my check?" "Aw, no, no way, man," says Billie, magnamoniously. "We got a lot of shit because we weren't the original 1977-era punks and I don't want to sound like these old farts that go, 'Oh, you're just ripping me off.' If they sound like us, I can only take it as a compliment." "They're just keeping the barbecue warm, man," grins Mike. And for once, Billie's not going to piss on it.
(Green Day in an article from "Money maker" magazine)