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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Wants to Make a “Norwegian Death Metal” Album


Not really. But in a deleted scene from the recent Judd Apatow movie This is 40…

I know what you’re thinking: “they actually deleted scenes from This Is 40? Couldn’t they have deleted several more?” I thought the movie was never gonna end.

… ANYWAY, Armstrong plays himself in the movie, and there’s a deleted scene in which the Green Day frontman pitches Paul Rudd’s character — the owner of a fledgling independent record label — on a new solo project that mixes “Norwegian Death Metal and Belle & Sebastian.” The resulting scene is actually pretty funny, although I can definitely understand why it was cut. I’d venture that all of the scenes featuring Armstrong could’ve easily been cut without much plot consequence, but alas. Here’s the scene, via Metal Injection:

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