Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong: 'Our new albums aren't political'

Singer lifts the lid on forthcoming '¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré!' trilogy

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has revealed that the band's forthcoming trilogy of albums '¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré!' won't be politically charged.

Speaking to MTV, Armstrong said that the legendary pop punkers had been eager to "step away" from political material, with their three new albums set to mark a move away from their spell of producing concept-driven records.

After describing their new track 'Oh Love' as "lustful" and a "tension ballad", he added:
It was time for us to step away [from political material], because we didn't want to come across as politicians. We're in a band first and foremost, and we wanted to have a good time making music. So it was kind of a way of us getting back to basics.

Earlier this week (August 14), Green Day unveiled their new single 'Kill The DJ'. To listen to the track, which is the second to be taken from their new LP, scroll down and click.

'¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré!', which will be released in three stages. The first album '¡Uno!' comes out on September 24, with the second LP '¡Dos!' coming out on November 12 and '¡Tré!' on January 14, 2013.

On August 27, meanwhile, the band also release an eight-CD box set 'The Studio Albums 1990-2009', which features their 1990 debut, '1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours', 'Kerplunk' (1992), 'Dookie' (1994), 'Insomniac' (1995), 'Nimrod' (1997), 'Warning' (2000), 'American Idiot' (2004) and '21st Century Breakdown' (2009).

Green Day will play headline shows at Japan's Summer Sonic festival and France's Rock En Seine this month and a headline slot at I-Day festival in Bologna, Italy on September 2 as well as three shows in Germany in late August.

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