* featured image by Jame Cabre
No, this is not a headline from The Hard Times. This is apparently real life. It seems that the Rancid front man has decided to expand his laundry list of credentials to now include acting on a nationally broadcast and highly beloved TV series. Tim Armstrong will be playing the part of “Trashman” in the 4th episode of the X-Files reboot. This episode is set to air on February 8th, 2016.
This is not the first time that Armstrong has stretched his acting wings. The singer/songwriter can be seen in John Roecker’s stop motion independent musical about the Manson Murders entitled Live Freaky, Die Freaky. He also takes on the role of the narrator in the self-produced web series Tim Timebomb’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Theatre.
I don’t know about any of you but, for the next two weeks, my head will be swimming with unanswered questions. Will Tim have any dialogue? If so, will we be able to understand it? Will he utter the words that he’s a lesser known character? Will he be sporting his giant beard or be clean shaven? For now, the world will just have to wait. But make sure to check out the X-Files on FOX on February 8th, 2016 to find out!