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Green Day's Armstrong Honors Strummer; Thanks Fans For Anti-War Petition

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has honored late-Clash frontman Joe Strummer by including a recording of a Strummer song during his latest audio message to fans on Green Day’s official website (greenday.com.) “This is for Joe,” Armstrong said before letting spin the original version of the Clash’s “Bankrobber.” The reggae/dub song first appeared in the United States on the Clash’s 1980 EP compilation, Black Market Clash.

The 50-year-old Strummer succumbed to a heart attack in his U.K. home on December 22.

Armstrong also thanked Green Day fans for signing an Iraq anti-war online petition that he promoted in recent weeks. “All of the opinions were honest and polite and nasty, and for that I commend you,” he said.

Green Day is currently working on the follow-up to its 2000 release, Warning.

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