C’MON BILLIE!

Singer Billie Joe Armstrong says the follow-up to 2000's 'Warning' is "really blowing me away"...

GREEN DAY are to release the follow-up to 2000’s ‘WARNING’ in 2004, singer BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG has revealed.

In an audio message on the band’s website greenday.com, Armstrong said that the new record is “really blowing me away”.

“We have a new album. It’s going to be coming out in 2004,” he said. “I’m really excited about it. I think it’s going to blow some people away. It’s really blowing me away, and that’s why I play music.”

He added: “As long as I’m blowing myself away, then I’ll continue to do this. I know it’s taken me about three and a half years so far to blow myself away but I just want to make sure. I wouldn’t say I’m a perfectionist, but I just want things to be great. I want things to be exceptional.”

Green Day are also set to reissue their first album ’39/Smooth’. The special edition of the 1991 record has been re-mastered and will feature over 20 minutes of live performances from its year of release. The package will also feature vintage photos, Armstrong’s hand-written lyrics, original flyers and a live radio performance and interview.

Like the original CD version, ’39/Smooth’ will include the band’s first two 7″ EPs, 1989’s ‘1000 Hours’ and 1990’s ‘Slappy’.

Release dates for the reissues are yet to be confirmed.