The Longshot at The Ivy Room, by Aaron Rubin
The Longshot (photo: Aaron Rubin)

Words by Aaron Rubin

Billie Joe Armstrong is restless. Or so it seems, given the flurry of new projects that have come from the Green Day frontman in recent months. Earlier this year, we saw the singer, along with some of his Green Day bandmates, play a string of dates as a cover band called the Coverups. Now comes a new original band, the Longshot, comprising Billie Joe, guitarist Kevin Preston, drummer David S. Field, and Green Day touring guitarist Jeff Matika on bass.

The group has already released a full-length record called Love Is for Losers. We caught up with the Longshot at the Ivy Room in Albany, before they departed on a tour of small clubs. Check out the photos below.