"Acquiring an education is about more than earning a diploma. It’s also about your friends, who have seen you in your worst moments and love you just the same. Unfortunately, one friend did not finish the journey. His name is James Tiberius Yorke. If JT’s death has taught me anything, it’s that the worst mistakes are the ones you never learn from. And also to never, ever take your friends for granted.”
Billie Joe Armstrong, Joan Jett and Steven Van Zandt perform onstage during The 6th Annual Little Kids Rock Benefit at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Little Kids Rock).