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BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG

As Green Day's sound has become more layered, Armstrong has done it with a Les Paul. He was drawn to its untainted tone, saying it has a "good rock 'n' roll '50s sound to it, but you can crank it with lots of distortion."

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