September 25, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
By now, we all know that Billie Joe Armstrong isn’t Justin Bieber, but for those of us who’ve been around long enough to remember when his band Green Day burst onto the scene, that was never in question. A whole new generation of music fans will recognize the lead singer/guitarist thanks to Armstrong’s meltdown this weekend at the iHeart Radio Music Festival, but these elder statesmen of the ’90s alt-rock scene have been famous for almost two decades (and pajama rich for nearly as long, having toured non-stop and sold over 65 million albums worldwide). Celebrating nearly twenty years since Dookie‘s cartoon cover showed up alongside every longhaired kid’s Discman, the Green Day x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star is the latest to apply legendary album art to the timeless canvas silo. Let us know these compare to earlier rock releases and stick with Sneaker News because although the Dookie XX celebration won’t happen until February, 2014, it’s a safe bet these won’t make it half that long before we’re taken away to paradise.