Green Day – Slave To The Dollar (New Album 2016) idea
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“Are we, we are the waiting?” Indeed. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong talks about new songs being written for the highly awaited LP, hopefully set for a 2016 release date.
In an interview with RollingStone, lead guitarist and vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong shared details of the new Green Day album that is currently in development. “We’ve always been pretty charged up. Before we found any of this [Hall of Fame award] out, I had already written a few songs and everybody was really excited by them.”
“We’re not going to try and pull off some, like, victory lap over this because I definitely want the music to come from a real place and be inspired, not just because we got honored or anything like that, but because we’re honoring music. We want to work on them, and we want to make a great album.”
Armstrong also revealed that there is currently a handful of songs that has already been created for the new album, yet the release date isn’t so much of his concern as of the moment. In the same interview, the Green Day frontman shared, “I’ve got, like, four or five songs right now.”
“I’m gonna take it really slow,” he added. “I’m just gonna make sure every moment is inspired and that we have something that’s really special to us. And right now with the songs that we have, it’s going in the right direction.”
When was asked about the release date for the new album and if it will be out at least by next year, Armstrong simply replied “I can’t say.”
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Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1987. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist and backing vocalist Mike Dirnt, drummer Tré Cool and guitarist and backing vocalist Jason White, who became a full member after playing in the band as a session and touring guitarist for 13 years. Cool replaced former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990, prior to the recording of the band’s second studio album, Kerplunk (1992). Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were from the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie released through Reprise Records became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. Green Day was widely credited, alongside fellow California punk bands Sublime, The Offspring and Rancid, with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States. Green Day’s three follow-up albums, Insomniac (1995), Nimrod (1997), and Warning (2000) did not achieve the massive success of Dookie, though they were still successful, with Insomniac and Nimrod reaching double platinum and Warning reaching gold status. The band’s rock opera, American Idiot (2004), reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation, selling five million copies in the United States. The band’s eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, was released in 2009 which achieved the band’s best chart performance to date. In 2012, 21st Century Breakdown would be followed up by a trilogy of albums called ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! ¡Uno! was released on September 25, 2012, ¡Dos! was released on November 13, 2012, and ¡Tré! was released on December 11, 2012. Green Day has sold over 70 million records worldwide with 25 million in the US alone. The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. The musical was nominated for several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Scenic Design.
Green Day – King for a Day – Oakland, Live, 8-5-17, 1st row, Oakland Coliseum. Billie Joe: You! OK, get your ass up here! 😛
Hometown show! For ‘Know Your Enemy’, ‘Longview’ and ‘Knowledge’, Billie invited a fan to sing and play the guitar with them. 2 of the fans picked out were standing adjacent to me, lol. Many of the fans recognized each other from previous Green Day concerts. In fact, the kid who played ‘Longview and J.A.R.’ last year on the guitar and who was featured in the ‘Spotify Landmark Series: Green Day The Early Years’, was next to me in the VIP line.
For the VIPs, we received, among other things, the opportunity to watch the band sound check from the stadium’s suites. Two of the songs sound checked were ‘Homecoming’ and ‘Too Dumb to Die’, but neither was performed. Like Oakland Arena, they have an early curfew at ~11:00, so perhaps there was not enough time before the scheduled fireworks.
Billie Joe (during ‘Letterbomb’): OMG! We’re home! This is family! This is friendship! This is about home… Tonight, every song is about home! The East Bay! The entire Bay Area man!
To further celebrate the homecoming, the band held a Pop-Up Shop at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in Oakland for 2 days, complete with exclusive merchandise, giveaways, free Oakland Coffee, and appearances by the Drunk Bunny and the A’s Mascot, Stomper. Upon opening, there was a ~30-fan long line out the door. The first 250 Idiot Nation Fan Club members got 2 free tries on the carnival claw machine to win miniature stuffed pink or green drunk bunnies. Only 25 of the green bunnies were made and they were all in the machine. I aimed the claw to try to get one of those, but it didn’t hold on 😛 I bought a pair of posters and they gave me a free Oakland Coffee tote bag, which was nice.
The opener was Catfish and the Bottlemen, who was actually scheduled to perform last year with Green Day at Oakland Arena for Not So Silent Night 2016, but they had to cancel. Many were looking forward to seeing them as well.
Green Day: The Early Years: Ch 4
1. Know Your Enemy (Fan brought on stage to sing)
2. Bang Bang
3. Revolution Radio
6. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
7. Longview (Fan brought on stage to sing)
9. 2000 Light Years Away
10. Hitchin’ a Ride
11. When I Come Around
12. Welcome to Paradise
14. Are We the Waiting
15. St. Jimmy
16. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover) (Fan brought on stage to play guitar and got to keep the guitar!)
17. Basket Case
19. King for a Day (Sax solo with instrumental snippet of “Careless Whisper” by George Michael)
20. Bump N’ Grind / Shout / Always Look on the Bright Side of Life / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction / Hey Jude
21. Still Breathing
22. Forever Now
23. American Idiot
24. Jesus of Suburbia
25. 21 Guns (Acoustic)
26. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) (Acoustic)