Thursday, 12 April 2012

PREVIEW: Green Day - 'Uno!', 'Dos!', 'Tre!'

So Green Day's new trilogy of albums will be unleashed soon, but in the meantime watch the teaser videos the band have posted online, followed by a few live versions of new songs strongly rumoured to be included on the new releases... Drummer Tre Cool says of the new material: "You know what feeling you get when you're just like 'I want everyone to hear this shit, it's fucking genius'." 
The trio are getting ready to release an album trilogy called "Uno," "Dos" "Tre" that will be unveiled starting this fall on Sept. 24, 2012, Nov. 12, 2012 and Jan. 14, 2013, respectively.
The collection comes on the heels of Green Day's 2009 "21st Century Breakdown" Grammy-winning album. "We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives," said the members of Green Day, who are recording in their hometown of Oakland, California. "This is the best music we've ever written, and the songs just keep coming ... Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels."

This page will be updated with news and more information on the album as it comes...

UPDATE: Green Day - 'Uno!' - PREVIEW (Click here)

UPDATE: Green Day - 'Dos!' - PREVIEW (Click here)

Speaking to Billboard about the trilogy, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said he would always look to write albums with narratives and to make songs that "speak to each other within an album".

Asked about this, the singer said: "I'm not going to conform to some consumer need. I believe people want to hear this kind of music, that people want to hear records that have a story. Or maybe they don't. I have no idea."

He continued: "I want to write killer songs, but I want them threaded together and to speak to each other within an album, which in this case is basically inside three albums."

Armstrong added that he'd decided to call the records '¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!' after his wife told him it was a "brilliant idea". 

He added: "Putting out even a double-record, let alone a triple-record, it didn't seem like it would work for us in this day and age. We wanted all of it to come out because we were proud of it, and then I was thinking in terms of volumes - one, two and three. I was in my kitchen and thought, 'What if we called them 'Uno,' 'Dos, 'Tré,' just as a joke?'"

He continued: "And I told my wife about it and she said, 'Actually that's kind of a brilliant idea.' Then I brought it to the guys and asked them what they thought. They let it sink in and said yeah. Put my photo on the first one, Mike on the second one and Tré on the third."

To coincide with the albums' release, the band will release two documentaries. One is being made by Tim Lynch, a producer of the band's recent DVD Green Day: Bullet In A Bible and Tim Wheeler, a co-producer and editor of The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights and will focus on the making of the band's upcoming three albums. A second documentary is being created from vintage footage from the band's pre-'Dookie' days.

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