Billie Joe Armstrong
of Green Day
has revealed that his stint as a mentor on The Voice US
has become embarrassing with contestants not knowing who he is.
The punk rock frontman, currently in the UK to perform a secret gig at Reading festival as well as promoting new album "Uno!"
, spoke to The Sun about his experience of making reality TV and just why he chose to appear on the show.
"It's always been a guilty pleasure for me and my wife Adrienne. And I've been friends with Adam Levine since he was 16,"
Adding: "I was asked if I wanted to be a mentor and I had to choose between Adam and Christina Aguilera. I thought it would be more interesting if I was with Christina.
"But it's hilarious as in some of the pre-recordings we've done with the younger kids. I'd be introduced as the surprise guest and they ask Who the f*** are you?'
"Then Christina would say Here is Billie Joe from Green Day' and they are like What's a Green Day?' It's such fun."
Thanks for the report to Gigwise