After conquering the world with not one but two punk rock operas (and one of these is an actual Broadway production now), Green Day is heading back to their roots–sort of. Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong sat down with Rolling Stone‘s David Fricke to talk about the new trio of albums that will be released two months apart this September through January.
Armstrong admits the band wanted to move away from the “studio album” feel of the past two records, so they constructed the songs in rehearsal instead of the producer’s chair, just like the early days. Eventually, they had enough material for three albums–¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré!–with Armstrong likening the sound to a “garage band…somewhere between AC/DC and the early Beatles.”
That stands in stark comparison to a song called “Kill The DJ,” which Armstrong says is Green Day’s attempt at a dance song a la the Clash, Ian Dury, or Tom Tom Club. With three albums’ worth of music, looks like there will be a little bit of everything for everyone. Read the full interview at Rolling Stone.