Green Day Going In for the Overkill

I have an uneasy feeling about this.

First Green Day announced that they are going to release not one, not two but three albums between September and mid-January.  That’s probably something in the order of 36 new songs.

Now we’re told that there will be not one but two documentaries about the band released to coincide with the albums.

The first will be a documentary on the making of these three albums.  Everyone hopes to have it ready for Sundance in January.  The second will be more historical, focussing on the band’s pre-Dookie days when they recorded for Lookout Records.  

The first single (“Oh Love”) will be release from the first album (Uno!) on Monday.  After that, it’s all Green Day all the time.

Read more on the projects in Billboard.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Green Day Going In for the Overkill

  • July 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Okay, I know the boys can be a bit manic at times, but I'm getting really apprehensive about this next phase of Green Day. 3 albums and 2 documentaries? Rarely do double-albums live up to standards, when they could have been merged into 1 great album without filler. 3 albums?? I'm skeptical the quality will be in that quantity.

    Throwing in a PAIR of documentaries will absolutely be overkill. I get the sense by this time next year, we'll all just want them to go away for a while again, unfortunately.


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