Green Day: New albums like ‘AC/DC and early Beatles’

greendaywideGreen Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has compared his band’s forthcoming trilogy of new albums to AC/DC and ‘early Beatles‘.

Speaking to Rolling Stone ahead of the first of the three albums’ release on September 24th, Armstrong said:

“We wanted something punchier, more power pop – somewhere between AC/DC and the early Beatles.”

Later, Armstrong also compared the song ‘Kill The DJ‘ to The Clash‘s ‘Sandinista!‘ double album and Ian Dury‘s ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll‘, adding that: “The last two records were studio albums. This one – we started rehearsing every day, constructing these songs together. It felt like we were all in a room jamming – everyone in the mix, throwing out ideas. If you listen to it, it feels grand. But it also feels like a garage band.”

The three albums – ‘¡Uno!‘ ‘¡Dos!‘ and ‘¡Tré!‘ – will be released in three stages, with ‘¡Uno!’ first up on September 24th, and ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tré!’ following on November 12th and January 14th next year respectively.


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