Those records have absolutely no direction to them. It was about being prolific for the sake of it. So we were just going and going.
“The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said. “I actually feel bad for them, because they’re poor, working-class people who can’t get a leg up. They’re pissed off and he’s preyed on their anger. He just said, ‘You have no options and I’m the only one, and I’m going to take care of it myself.’ I mean, that’s fucking Hitler, man!”
Green Day have released their new song, “Bang Bang,” on Spotify and their website. The song comes from the new album, Revolution Radio, due out October 7th. Pre-orders are now up. The band sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about the upcoming album:
It’s about the culture of mass shooting that happens in America mixed with narcissistic social media. There’s this sort of rage happening, but it’s also now being filmed and we all have ourselves under surveillance. To me, that is so twisted. To get into the brain of someone like that was freaky. It freaked me out. After I wrote it, all I wanted to do was get that out of my brain because it just freaked me out.
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Tré Cool played a set at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend. They teamed up with Joan Jett for a pretty awesome cover of “Bad Reputation.” They were celebrating the premiere of the new film, Geezer, which Billie Joe is starring in.Some videos from the performance can be found below.
I still remember the first time I heard American Idiot in full. It was my 14th birthday, and I’d been waiting for the better part of two months to finally give the album a spin. The record dropped on September 21, but as was the norm when I was young, broke, and trying to cut back on downloading, I often had to wait awhile to buy CDs or ask for them as gifts. Such was the case with Green Day’s first full-length album in four years, which I scrawled on my birthday list between other 2004 albums like Keane’s Hopes and Fears and Sister Hazel’s Lift.