Green Day will be releasing a new book titled “Last Of The American Girls” on October 29 via Dey Street Books. The book, which is named after a track on the band’s 2009 album “21st Century Breakdown,” was co-authored by all three members and it features artwork by cartoonist Frank Caruso. It will focus on “true rebel girls” and the publisher describes it as “an inspiring homage and handbook for the rebellious everywoman who refuses to capitulate.”
[via Rolling Stone]
Live recordings of some unreleased Green Day songs have surfaced from a show the band played with Killdozer at Berkeley Square on July 22, 1989. That set featured original drummer John Kiffmeyer and it saw the band performing two unknown tracks, “Jennifer” (unofficial title) and “Maybe Forever,” for what is believed to be the only time. A recording of “Stay” from the concert has been shared as well. That particular song was originally thought to be called “World Vs. World” until Kiffmeyer confirmed the real title, while also revealing that Billie Joe Armstrong wrote it for a film his brother was working on.
As we approach the 25th anniversary of “Dookie”, Green Day will be selling over 100 pieces of gear from the past 25 years on Reverb. The shop will open on February 7 and it will feature items from every member, including nearly 50 guitars from Billie Joe Armstrong, five drum sets from Tre Cool, etc. Among the items up for sale are Armstrong’s first ever guitar (a Harmony Stella Parlor acoustic, which was used to record “F.O.D.”), Marshall 4X12 cabinets used on the “Dookie” and “Insomniac” tours, Cool’s Gretsch USA Custom Champagne Sparkle drum kit (used live and during the recording of “¡Uno!,” “¡Dos!,” and “¡Tre!”), Mike Dirnt’s Mesa/Boogie Basis M-2000 amp (used from 1997 through 2003), and much more.
Green Day have shared a new video for “Youngblood” off their latest album “Revolution Radio.” You can check that out below. As previously reported, Billie Joe Armstrong has also started writing new material for the group as well.
It looks like Billie Joe Armstrong is currently writing new Green Day music. The frontman revealed the news during a recent live stream on Instagram. GreenDayInc shared the below screenshot:
It looks like Green Day now have a presence on Mars. The band have revealed that a microchip etched with the phrase “Green Day Since 1986” was placed in NASA’s InSight Mars Lander, which has now landed on the planet’s Elysium Planitia. You can check out a picture of the chip below:
According to a new post from Tre Cool, Green Day have now rehearsed “Kerplunk!” in full. This news comes after they previously rehearsed both “Dookie” and “Insomniac” in full as well. At first, the assumption was that the group were planning some anniversary touring since “Dookie” is turning 25 next year and “Insomniac” is turning 25 in 2020, but since “Kerplunk!” is turning 27 next year it kind of throws things off a bit. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.