A great new song by Green Day, ‘Bang Bang‘ was just recently released from the loud and awesome west coast punk band since 2012’s ‘Uno!’, ‘Dos!’ and ‘Tré!’ album trilogy. Although in reality, they did give us a Christmas single last December. Green Day never seems to let us down and fans love it. The song Bang Bang (and now a video, which can be seen below) is the 1st single from the band’s upcoming new album. That studio record release will be the band’s 12th album, which they named ‘Revolution Radio‘. Officially it will hit the streets on October 7th. Being somewhat ‘political’ as of late, we all wonder if this release timing has anything to do with the upcoming Presidential Election. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Hopefully Green Day kicks out some really cool music videos for most of the songs so we can also visualize their words and music.
A few funny Green Day facts :
- Green Day have now been together for approximately 36 years. When asked about the secret to keeping the band together for so long, singer Billie Joe Armstrong replied: “Circle massage…We like to massage each other.” These days the band take a private massage therapist on tour with them.
- Bassist Mike Pritchard adopted the name ‘Dirnt’ from school, where his favourite hobby was playing “air-bass”. He sang ‘dirnt, dirnt, dirnt’ while plucking invisible strings. Billie Joe is the only band member who has retained his real surname – Armstrong.
- Billie Joe Armstrong had the nickname “Two Dollar Bill” in high school because he sold joints for $2 – this is also linked to the band name Green Day, meaning a day of doing nothing but smoke marijuana. The band’s first name Sweet Children was dropped to avoid confusion with another local band from Berkeley, California, Sweet Baby.
Green Day – Bang Bang (Official Lyric Video)
The song names that are on the new album Revolution Radio are as follows :
- ‘Somewhere Now’
- ‘Bang Bang’
- ‘Revolution Radio’
- ‘Say Goodbye’
- ‘Bouncing Off the Wall’
- ‘Still Breathing’
- ‘Too Dumb to Die’
- ‘Troubled Times’
- ‘Forever Now’
- ‘Ordinary World’
Posted by Craig Scott