Billie Joe Armstrong signs on for 'The Voice'
July 27th, 2012
04:22 PM ET

Billie Joe Armstrong signs on for 'The Voice'

“The Voice” coach Christina Aguilera finally has her celebrity dream team together.

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined her squad on the hit NBC talent competition as a mentor.

A tweet sent out by the show’s staff on Thursday heralded his arrival: "Welcome Billie Joe (@BJAofficial) to #TeamXtina! We are ready to rock out in Season 3."

Armstrong joins three new mentors on the singing competition: Rob Thomas (who’s down with Cee Lo Green); Mary J. Blige (Adam Levine); and Michael Buble (Blake Shelton).

Armstrong reportedly began taping his segments on “The Voice" Wednesday; the series went into production last month.

The third season of “The Voice” premieres September 10.

Filed under: Celebrities • Green Day • Music • television • The Voice

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  1. Who Cares

    Puleaseeeeeee this loser can't sing in-key at all he is tone-deaf. The only one that can sing is Christina Aguilera.

    August 3, 2012 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • You don't know music

      No he can't sing, but at least he can remember the words to one of the most overplayed songs in the history of the world! He actually changed the music industry; She got fat and somehow became a WORSE singer, nevermind the fact that she is as UNORIGINAL as they come. But please, keep letting the world know that you know absolutly nothing about musical talent. F it, YOU should be on the voice as a judge! Because you know as much a XTina, which is NOTHING!

      August 10, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. the_dude

    How ironic....the hipsters must be jumping for joy! Someone with ZERO talent juding other peoples talents. Oh the irony....

    August 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joe

    Who cares. I just wanna know if Christina's t!ts will be bigger this season...

    July 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ugh

      Just her ego... And the size of gurdle she uses to hold that gunt in. Nasty hooooore.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. AgentM

    This is hysterical. Why not get the living half of Milli Vanilli?

    July 31, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. Shark


    i had a meeting yoolp and jodie's libros... jc has been found and the rest have been found also.
    i will not be helping you any further on the press issue. the fees will be retuned to us . Sorry about that

    July 31, 2012 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. Frank: the troll

    Pot Pie? i love Pot Pie.

    July 31, 2012 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. Pot Pie

    Great! Green Day is now officially not cool..

    July 30, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Anthony

    hey magic? sit on my rocket.

    July 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |

    We call this the lay low period.

    July 30, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. S.okman

    S.okman, getting any of this lately...({})

    July 29, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Anthony

    Marilyn, want some attention, play on this (-----------3

    July 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Marilyn

    Good, nice to see they are putting in musically talented people. He and his band are cool, love their music.

    July 28, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. i love california.

    most of the time the ips do not match but its best to take a heads up. saving money? i have gig at a college next week on saving money.. thanks for all the emails at home!

    July 28, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. hacker and weirdo response

    if someone says they have your ip address that's a problem. cnn was great to me also. have it checked and rectified.

    July 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. @hacker+other weirdos

    What the sh¡t are you talking about? Been seeing strange posts like this more often lately. People saying they cant be tracked and/or promising some kind of legal reckoning. Is this for real or has the troll finally snapped and gone down the rabbit hole into the matrix?

    July 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jack

    Hello folks. Everyone is cordially invited to visit –

    July 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |


    July 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Francisco

      In Grand Prairie, Tx the show was wonderful! Sitting in the bacolny I was worried we wouldn't get the full effect of the dancers but although the venue was good, the whole experience came in very clear! I thought the lighting was blinding at times and over powered the dancers but over all a very pleasant time!The video expression with the numbers/dance were timed and very eye appealing! The finally was tremendous! My wife and I have followed the show every season and love how they give good ordinary kids (not stinking celebrities who receive more than they deserve already) opportunities to use their God given abilities to entertain us!! Nice going dancers and the crew! God bless! Jesus is Lord!!!

      August 12, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |

    you never know he may do well!

    July 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Marguerite

    hey i like this kid. i think he'll be ok

    July 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  20. let me correct it computer problem: yellow submarine


    July 28, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  21. miss submarine

    i own 3 yellow yellow submarines-keep going...

    July 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  22. (================================3

    you messed up on the blog LAST NIGHT when you asked for my email..we went right on it. cnn sources said there is no ip match to have no ip access and if we hear from you again you will receive a formal complaint from cnn and myself.

    i do not troll for a living but i work with 7 of them. its just blogging people, have fun its not that serious. ok?

    July 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Captain Underpants

    We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine...

    July 28, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  24. hacko (================================3

    hacko you f-cked when it asked me for my email address last night on the web. we were on it already. lesson number 1 you never give your email address to anyone on the web. # 2 cnn was right on it ...thank you cnn.

    we watch everything even from the shore..thank you boys. always have my back.

    July 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Melisa

    Was Whoppie Goldberg farting again? Last time you could Bayer nostrils flare as she had to breathe in all that gas and bacteria that was flowing out of Whoopie's read end.

    July 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  26. head of tech -- ip is not a match...thanks everyone

    doesn't anyone get embarrassed by doing these being connected to the industry all i have to do is make a call.. we will know on monday who the wise "guy" and then it will in their record for inappropatiate behavior. sorry but that's bad blog playing,.

    July 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |


    July 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  28. TDiddy

    Green Day is a joke and always has been...all they do is play 3 chords...and not well...and copy other peoples music...oh yeah...and sing with a British accent when they are from Portland...I can only hope this means NO MORE GREEN DAY!

    July 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Randy

      They are from Oakland, but nonetheless... continue

      July 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      They should be embarassed to be called a "Punk" band when all they are is a pop band. 3 chords is right! That's all they play.

      July 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Naomi

      LMFAOOOOOOOO Green Day are from Oakland, California. Not Portland. At least know your facts when you attempt to insult them...even though that was so lame that it didn't even count as an insult.

      July 29, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • -_-

      Green Day is one of the top most influential bands EVER.
      Maybe Billie Joe was doing this so he could get some publicity and people would be like "oh hey I didn't know GD were still around" and then they might look them up and see that they have 3 new awesome albums out.
      Jeeze. You people are so judgmental.

      January 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  29. HACKER


    July 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  30. milkandnico

    When I was in the punk scene I noticed there two camps. The really weird and interesting kids who really didn't care about being popular. They listened to "pop" punk bands like Sonic Youth and the Bhole Surfers. And then there were the not so interesting kids who listened to Pennywise, Bad Religion and all that pop punk stuff. It became clear to me that these kids were outcasts who at heart really wanted to be like the popular jock and cheerleader types. They didn't have the looks or the money so they went "punk." That's Billy Jo. He comes at you like the big rebel but he just wants to be a pop princess like Aguilera.

    July 28, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • milkandnico

      Should read "They listened to punk bands" not "they listened to 'pop' punk bands."

      July 28, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  31. Nope

    Ha, so the guy who rails on what he considers terrible music (ie: always slamming nickelback) joins this show. What a joke.

    July 28, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  32. Morgan

    Yet another nail in the punk rock coffin. Thanks, sell out.

    July 28, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  33. phalconmarvelknights

    Took the kids to Green Day in 2009. I wasn't expecting much considering they're a three piece band that isn't Rush. But they had about 5-6 guys on stage, piano and sax. It was a fantastic concert. Billie Joe knocked every song out of the park. This guy has a set of pipes on him! Don't think for one second this guy can't sing. He's a freakin' powerhouse. He sings high and powerful and can keep it up. Not only that, but one of the most obliging bands I've EVER seen and I've pretty much seen them all. They kept calling people up on stage to play guitar, sing "Who knows the guitar in this song? You? Come on up!" Now THAT"S a band.

    July 28, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • amber

      So far, your opinion is the only one of three I can respect that's been posted on this! You're about the only one that can respectfully give their opinion 🙂 I love you for this stranger on the internet 😀 (you too @David Fitzgerald and @bandni !)
      anyway, I'm excited for this 🙂 I think Billie has a lot in store for this show and knows what he's doing. He's been around longer than any of the judges, so I'm pretty certain that by now he knows stuff that others don't and can really help out those who want to get into the real rock scene! Like it or not, Green Day is very successful and have over 20 million fans worldwide. If Billie were doing this just for money, he would have probably found a different show like American Idol.

      July 28, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • NY

      thats awsome.

      July 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  34. push

    talented? not sure we'll have to see what he can do...

    July 28, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  35. love me some green day

    YAY!!! Billy Joe is SOO awesome!! I've been loving Green Day for years, I'm so excited, even more of reason to watch The Voice!!:)

    July 28, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  36. gigi

    sorry: i am thrilled he's judging.

    July 28, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  37. gigi

    i thrilled he's judging can't wait

    July 28, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  38. Dillon

    how do have 55 mil at his age? saving that's how. duh

    July 28, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  39. David

    you can't always blame the celebrity...the people buy he gets the bucks.

    July 28, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  40. Winston5


    July 28, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  41. Krandal

    Love it. Sing about the evils of corporate America for money, then simply join the very thing you decried for increased personal profit.

    July 28, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  42. Synapse

    Billy Joe... say it ain't so ! ? ! ?

    July 28, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  43. Worth.

    according to the times he's worth a reported $55 mil–somebody is listening and buying.
    good work young fella!

    July 28, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  44. Topaz114

    I got excited because I thought he was a new judge at first. Not that I LOVE LOVE Billie Joe, but I'd like the show to have a judge with more of a taste/ear for rock.

    July 28, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  45. cm

    I really hope he's broke and desperately need the money...

    July 28, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  46. billie joe

    dont' have a clue who this kid is.

    July 28, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  47. Rica


    July 28, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  48. David Fitzgerald

    I love watching all the people bash this decision. It's the same people who bash about everything on the internet. Internet trolls. Billie Joe is widely successful. Regardless if you like his personal style or not, he has gained mega success and anyone who is that successful has insight to offer young artist.

    July 28, 2012 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  49. bob

    Let's be honest, despite being associated with the term punk since their origin, Green Day was never particularly edgy. Now if Henry Rollins decided to do it, that would be really selling out.

    July 28, 2012 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  50. indianazombiesquadu1

    this dude turned into such a tool. sickening.

    July 28, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  51. CaliGuy

    @Caligirl – they picked him specifically because they didn't want you watching the show. They're trying to shed the ghetto-fab type viewers and appeal to a more, shall we say, "sophisticated" audience. Looks like it's going according to plan. Enjoy your 40!

    July 28, 2012 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  52. MotoJB


    July 28, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  53. WillH85

    I'm trying to think of one but I can't recall a band that's sold out more than GreenDay has. Too bad.

    July 28, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  54. Jack

    Good evening folks. Everyone is cordially invited to visit ...

    July 28, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  55. 1NaturalBlonde

    Rob Thomas and Billie Joe Armstrong. Love both of them (and have actually met one of them) – wish they were judges instead!

    July 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Sokman

    A guy who tries to call the whining he does singing is going to be a mentor? He's going to kill these people's careers before they begin.

    July 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  57. mylife55

    sad. . .

    July 27, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  58. highdesertangel

    I might actually watch this show now...I am sure it will be much more entertaining with Billie Joe on board!

    July 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Mendra

    Epic fail .. dude sounds like he's got a stuffed up nasal cavity....

    July 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • bricotrout

      anyone who uses the term 'epic fail' anymore is themself an epic failure. why dont you throw in the phrase 'been there done that bought the t-shirt' while youre at it. and you may want to look up the definition of 'fail' if you have time. green day doesnt quite fit that definition in radio play, albums sold or tour revenue.

      July 28, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  60. your tracked

    AmericanIdiot-you do not call your fellow man and idiot

    Awsome!!! Great choice Christina, I will definately tune in.

    July 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  61. AmericanIdiot

    Awsome!!! Great choice Christina, I will definately tune in.

    July 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Jerry

    Your both wrong.

    July 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  63. theDude

    This guys sings like a bloodly dying cat

    July 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality Check

      ... And you can't spell; everyone has their faults. Looks like BJA has parlayed his into multi-millions. What have you done with yours? Oh yeah, you sit in your mother's basement drinking Mountain Dew and eating Cheetos while posting ignorant comments on message boards. How's *that* career paying off for you?

      July 28, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  64. Caligirl

    i will no longer be watching then. Green Day blows!

    July 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandon

      Oh no Caligirl won't be watching! Im sure right now the producers of The voice are rethinking the decision to hire him. Right now they are letting him down that he can't be a mentor because Caligirl will not watch the show!

      July 28, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |

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