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Watch Billie Joe Armstrong Try Not to Crack Himself Up in ‘This Is 40′ Deleted Scene

Norwegian death metal meets Glaswegian indie pop

picture-18576-1373300776By: Marc Hogan // December 28, 2012

Between rehab and un-Green-Day-like album sales, Billie Joe Armstrong has had a rough year, and we sincerely wish him the best. At least he got a good chuckle, or close to one, in a new deleted scene from Judd Apatow flick This Is 40, where the Green Day frontman can be seen straining not to burst out laughing. Armstrong plays a more pretentious and absurd version of himself, with an unhealthy interest in both Norwegian death metal and indie godheads Belle and Sebastian. He’s in a discussion with the movie’s star Paul Rudd, who plays a record executive. Telling you a whole lot else would spoil it, but it’s an amusing minute-and-a-half or so, for sure.