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The group shared a TikTok looking back at the past year

Author: Paul TraversPosted 14 minutes ago

They’ve been hinting that something big is coming for a while now, but Green Day has now confirmed that a new album is in the works.

The punk megastars posted a TikTok looking back at the past year, including live and behind-the-scenes footage.

The caption read: “WTF WHAT’S it been a year ⚡️❤️‍🔥🥰 seeing y’all at festivals, between recordings of our record in London & LA, touring Europe HELLA MEGA playing the US East Coast, Chicago and Florida, San Francisco, shows in Brazil and Argentina.

“Playing Singapore at Austin Texas on the LA Charity Show with Billy Idol, Jon Fogerty and The Who.”

Watch: Green Day on the TikTok Road

Green Day’s latest studio album “Father of All…” was released in early 2020.

The group also released a number of non-album singles in 2021, including “Here Comes The Shock”, “Pollyanna”, “Holy Toledo!” and a live cover of Kiss’ “Rock and Roll All Nite” from the Hella Mega Tour.

They also released the live album “BBC Sessions” on December 10, 2021. Eight days later, they released a teaser video with the captions “RAK Studios. London, England. Green Day. 1972”.

1972 is the birth year of all three members and they have been dropping similar hints throughout 2022.

Watch: Green Day – ‘Pollyanna’

The latest TikTok also used the hashtag #NIMROD and, having listened to 25 this year, the fan-favorite fifth album is getting an expansive re-release in 2023.

The re-release of “Nimrod” is slated for Friday, January 17, 2023 and will feature a host of never-before-seen demos and a live set from 1997.

And now it looks like there might just be a brand new studio album sometime after that.

Gallery: A Guide to Green Day Albums

Green Day – ’39/Smooth’ (1990)

Green Day’s debut album “39/Smooth” was released on April 13, 1990 via Lookout Records. The only album to feature original drummer John Kiffmeyer, the album sold 3,000 copies in its first year, however, with the success of ‘Dookie’ in 1994, sales quickly skyrocketed to 55,000. official single was not released from the album and the ominous artwork was created by Jesse Michaels of short-lived Berkeley ska punks Operation Ivy.

Green Day – ‘Kerplunk’ (1991)

Released on December 17, 1991 via Lookout Records, a testament to Green Day’s growing word-of-mouth popularity, the album sold 10,000 units on its first day. Featuring an early version of “Welcome To Paradise”, “Kerplunk” has steadily grown in popularity over the decades and has sold over 4,000,000 copies worldwide, making it the one of the best-selling independent albums of all time. Cartoon illustration of a young woman with a gun and a boy with a gunshot wound to his back banned by some. ‘Kerplunk’ is the first record to feature Tré Cool on drums.

Green Day – ‘Dookie’ (1994)

Green Day’s first major-label release on Reprise Records helped propel them into the mainstream psyche and sold over 20 million units worldwide, including 10 million in the band’s native United States. Spawning the colossal singles ‘Longview’, ‘Basket Case’, ‘Welcome to Paradise’, ‘When I Come Around’ and ‘She’, Rob Cavallo’s opus also received critical acclaim and is now considered the one of the best punk albums of all time. Much like “Kerplunk”, the seminal work created by East Bay punk Richie Bucher has been criticized by some for featuring bombs being dropped on buildings.

Green Day – ‘Insomniac’ (1995)

Exploring much darker thematic areas and embracing heavier sounds, “Insomniac” was warmly received by critics but failed to reach the commercial heights of “Dookie”. Four songs were released from the disc – “Geek Stink Breath”, “Brain Stew/Jaded”, “Stuck with Me” and “Walking Contradiction” – and, to date, it has sold over 2 million copies. in the United States and 300,000 in the United Kingdom. The striking artwork is a piece titled God Told Me to Skin You Alive (a reference to the Dead Kennedys song “I Kill Children”) by collage artist Winston Smith.

Green Day – ‘Nimrod’ (1997)

Released on October 14, 1997, “Nimrod” was by far Green Day’s most eclectic record to date, featuring elements of folk, surf rock and ska alongside Green Day’s punk sound. The poignant acoustic song “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” has become one of Green Day’s defining songs during his three-decade career. ‘Hitchin’ A Ride’, ‘Redundant’ and ‘Nice Guys Finish Last’ were also released as singles. ‘Nimrod’ has sold 2.1 million copies in the US and achieved Platinum status here.

In October 2022, the trio began teasing the record’s 25th anniversary, before releasing the previously unreleased song “You Irritate Me” to mark the special occasion. They are also re-releasing the album with 14 previously unreleased demos and a 20-track live album “Live at the Electric Factory”.

Green Day – ‘Warning’ (2000)

Green Day’s first album since “Kerplunk” not to be produced by Rob Cavallo (who instead served as executive producer), “Warning” took the lead from its predecessor “Nimrod” and fused folk and acoustic elements with the Green Day pop-punk sound. . With strong singles ‘Minority’, ‘Warning’ and ‘Waiting’, Billie Joe, Mike and Tré’s debut album of the new millennium met with a reasonably positive response from music critics, but it was a relative flop on the business plan; it was their first album on a major imprint in the United States to fail to reach platinum status. However, this could be because it was leaked on (the now defunct) Napster weeks before its release.

Green Day – ‘American Idiot’ (2004)

Not just one of the defining moments of Green Day’s career, but arguably one of the greatest rock albums of the 2000s, the punk rock opera is an ambitious concept album that follows the exploits of Jesus of Suburbia, a Lower middle class American teenage antihero. Reflecting the turbulent post-9/11 era, the album explores themes of disillusionment and dissent and nowhere is this more evident than on the single and album title track ‘American Idiot’. . Rightly acclaimed by critics and winner of numerous awards (including the coveted Grammy Award for Best Rock Album), the album has sold more than 16 million units worldwide to date.

Green Day – “21st Century Breakdown” (2009)

Teaming up with Nirvana “Nevermind” producer Butch Vig, much like “American Idiot” Green Day’s eighth studio album, “21st Century Breakdown,” was a rock opera that Billie Joe Armstrong describes as a “snapshot of life.” ‘time we live in to question and try to make sense of the selfish manipulation going on around us, be it government, religion, the media or frankly any form of authority’. his second Grammys Best Rock Album gong for the record and he boasted singles ‘Know Your Enemy’, ’21 Guns’, ‘East Jesus Nowhere’, ’21st Century Breakdown’ and ‘Last of the American’ Girls The artwork drew parallels to Banksy’s stencil that adorned Blur’s ‘Think Tank’ six years earlier.

Green Day – ‘¡Uno!’ (2012)

The first of a trio of albums released in three months, “¡Uno!” was the first release to feature the guitar of fourth Green Day member Jason White before his departure in 2016. Recorded from February to June 2012 at Jingletown Studios in Oakland, California and released in September of the same year, the album was preceded by the singles ‘Oh Love’, ‘Kill The DJ’ and ‘Let Yourself Go’. Explaining why they’ve released three albums, Billie Joe Armstrong enthused: “We’re in the most prolific and creative time of our lives… This is the best music we’ve ever written, and the songs keep coming. Instead of making it an album, we’re making a trilogy of three albums. Each song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on every emotional level. The album featured the face of Billie Joe Armstrong with neon pink crosses over his eyes.

Green Day – ‘¡Dos!’ (2012)

Released two months after ‘¡Uno!’ in November 2012, ‘¡Dos!’ explored a more garage rock sound (closer to their side project Foxboro Hot Tubs) in contrast to its power punk pop predecessor. Along with the lone single “Stray Heart”, the 13-track received generally warm reviews but failed to match the commercial success of “¡Uno!” entering the UK chart at number 10 and becoming the first release since ‘Dookie’ to fail to sell 100,000 copies in its first week in America. Mike Dirnt graced the cover.

Green Day – ‘¡Tré!’ (2012)

Released globally in December 2012, in keeping with the divergent sounds of ‘¡Uno!’ and ‘¡Dos!’, ‘¡Tré!’ explored different musical fields. Embracing epic stadium rock and featuring occasional orchestral flourishes, Billie Joe Armstrong claims “¡Tré!” is the most ambitious album of the trilogy. The least commercially successful album of the three, “¡Tré!” dented the charts to a modest 31 in the UK. Featuring titular drummer Tré Cool on the cover, it was Green Day’s last album as a quartet before Jason White returned as a touring member four years later.

Green Day – ‘Radio Revolution’ (2016)

Produced by Green Day themselves and recorded in Oakland, “Revolution Radio” is a blitz of anxious hymns with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern existence. Billie Joe Armstrong said upon release, “Of course the world has lost its collective spirit…and I, Mike and Tre are lost souls too. Revolution Radio is a movement for lost souls to come together. .. dance together… sing together… and most importantly, find each other. That’s been the spirit of Green Day since day one.” The eye-catching artwork features an 80s boombox stereo on fire. Green Day’s most successful album in seven years, “Revolution Radio” peaked at number 1 in the UK.

Green Day – ‘Father of All…’ (2020)

Green Day released their 13th studio album “Father of All…” in February 2020. Produced by longtime band collaborator Chris Dugan, the album included the singles “Father of All…” and “Oh Yeah ! number one in the UK charts. Billie Joe described it as “The New! Soul, Motown, manic glam anthem. Punks, freaks and punishers!” adding that the lyrics are about “the life AND death of the party” as well as the “give a fuck lifestyle”.

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