Say what you will about societal norms and the silly expectations thrown on grown men once they enter the “adult world,” but if you’re a rock and roller, sometimes applying your own makeup just comes with the territory. Just ask Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper or Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, who have all helped carry their bands to Hall of Fame worthy careers with a plenty of makeup aka musical warpaint on their faces.
So it should come as no surprise that Armstrong has teamed up with celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D to release their own brand of eyeliner under the name “Basket Case.” The two haven’t officially shared any further details on the line’s overall look and branding, but have started teasing out promotion for their product via social media, Billboard reports. Green Day fans will immediately notice that the eyeliner is named after one of the singles from their 1994 breakout pop/punk album, Dookie.
Earlier this week the the tattoo artist shared a few photos on Instagram of herself and Armstrong behind the scenes during a promotional photoshoot for their new makeup line.
“Kinda hard to take a serious photo when you're handcuffed to this guy,” it reads in the caption for one of the photos seen below. Another post shared the same day also came with the caption, “A little behind-the-scenes from yesterday's shoot w @billiejoearmstrong. Super excited about our upcoming eyeliner collab for @katvondbeauty. #basketcase #comingsoon.”
Kat Von D Beauty is the makeup line run by the tattoo artist, who also used to date Mötley Crüe bassist and makeup supporter Nikki Sixx. Her makeup line has earned praise for standing firmly against animal testing with its products.
Green Day spent much of 2017 on tour in support of their twelfth studio album, Revolution Radio. Last week the band also announced the upcoming release of a new 22-track Greatest Hits LP under the title, God’s Favorite Band. The compilation album will include a new collaboration track with Miranda Lambert, and is set to arrive on Nov. 17.