Billie Joe Armstrong and Paul Westerberg interviewed together in SPIN
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Case in point, here's Armstrong talking about how he was drawn to Westerberg and Minneapolis:
You gotta understand, being a Replacements fan was a prerequisite for any girl I ever dated. So, of course I marry a girl from northeast Minneapolis -- I met her on the first Green Day tour, when I was 18 years old, and I was trying to figure out which bike paths these guys rode on and where they played. And seeing a skyway for the first time and standing in front of First Avenue, I just wanted to experience that whole thing. So the first time I met Paul -- I don't know what the equivalent would be for Paul, maybe Keith Richards or Johnny Thunders -- but for me, I was meeting my hero.Read the whole exchange between Armstrong, Westerberg, and SPIN reporter Steve Kendall over on the SPIN site.