They said, “We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives. This is the best music we’ve ever written, and the songs just keep coming. Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels. We just can’t help ourselves… We are going epic as fuck!”
Who is “they”, you ask? It’s none other than vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool.
Yes, they are the Green Day boys!
In 2009, they released “21st Century Breakdown“, which won a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. It spawned two hit singles: the gold “Know Your Enemy,” which was the first song ever to top Billboard’s Rock, Alternative, and Mainstream Rock charts simultaneously, and the double-platinum “21 Guns,” which earned them three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards including “Best Rock Video”. Green Day also took home an American Music Award for “Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist”.
Over the years, Green Day continued to top the charts with the subsequent studio albums “Insomniac”, “Nimrod”, and “Warning”, while entertaining millions of fans with their frenetic live shows. But it was their landmark 2004 album “American Idiot” that launched Green Day into the stratosphere. American Idiot debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, earned seven Grammy nominations (winning two, including Best Rock Album), and raised the bar for modern rock and roll.
And today, the band announced that they’re currently set to release three albums – a trilogy entitled “¡Uno!”, “¡Dos!”, and “¡Tré!” – that will be released by Reprise Records on Tuesday, September 25th 2012; Tuesday, November 13th 2012, and Tuesday, January 15th 2013 respectively.
Check out “Oh Love“, the first single off “¡Uno!”:
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“¡Uno!”, “¡Dos!”, and “¡Tré!” are being recorded in their hometown of Oakland, CA.
For more information, visit their official website.