Green Day have said they will be taking a break to recharge after finishing their 2014 Australian tour.
He confirmed: "We're going to Australia, doing a tour there and then we're going to take a break.
"We haven't really been doing much. So it's just nice to kind of do some other things, y'know, [then] when we get ready to do Green Day again, our batteries will be charged."
Billie Joe has recently worked with Norah Jones on a remake of The Everly Brothers album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, covering many of the classic hits and calling their tribute album Foreverly.
Green Day will play five Australian shows as part of Soundwave Festival in 2014, including shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, which start in February and finish in Perth at the beginning of March.