Green Day frontman is the latest high-profile rocker popping up on a talent show
Billie Joe Armstrong became the latest in a string of high-profile rock stars popping up on televised talent shows when NBC said Thursday that the Green Day frontman was joining "The Voice" as a mentor.
NBC shared the news on Twitter and Facebook, writing "What goes together better than Billie Joe Armstrong and Christina Aguilera? Um, NOTHING!"
A network spokesman did not respond to request for further comment.
Armstrong will serve as a mentor to a panel of judges that includes Aguilera, "F— You" singer Cee Lo Green, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and country singer Blake Shelton. Carson Daly serves as the show's host.
Past guest mentors have included Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble.
A punk rocker, Armstrong is best known for "Dookie," a 1994 album that sold 10 million copies and launched the hit single "When I Come Around," as well as the critically adored 2004 protest album "American Idiot," which spawned a successful Broadway show.
With "American Idol" shaking up its judge's panel and hiring Mariah Carey and "X Factor" nabbing Britney Spears to dole out advice, the competition to nab the snazziest rock stars is fierce among the top music contest programs."
The next season of "The Voice" debuts on Sept. 10.