Long-term collaborator Rob Cavallo says Billie Joe Armstrong is 'absolutely at the top of his game'
Green Day have reportedly ‘written and demoed’ five new songs, according to their longtime producer Rob Cavallo.
Cavallo, who has also worked with the likes of Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and Paramore, has produced every album by the pop-punk band since 1994’s ‘Dookie’. Now, speaking to Kerrang!, he claimed to have heard five “fantastic” new tracks from the group.
“I recently heard five new songs that Billie [Joe Armstrong, frontman] has written and demoed,” Cavallo is quoted as saying. “Let me tell you, they were just fantastic. He is absolutely at the top of his game. Fans can be sure that when they do return, the music will be amazing.”
Green Day last released their trilogy of albums, ‘Uno!’, ‘Dos!’ and ‘Tre!’, in 2011 and 2012. The final part of those was the band’s lowest-charting album in the UK since 1992’s ‘Kerplunk’, reaching Number 31. They also released ‘Demolicious’, an album of alternative takes from the trilogy sessions featuring unreleased song ‘State Of Shock’, for Record Store Day in 2014.
Fall Out Boy paid tribute to Green Day as they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland last weekend (April 18).
Band members Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz both made speeches at the ceremony about the effect Green Day had on them as musicians and fans. “No one else can do anything the way Green Day does,” Wentz told the audience, while Stump recalled first hearing the Californian band for the first time.
In their acceptance speeches, Green Day thanked the people who had been involved with their careers since their beginnings in 1986. “Music is the force that gets us up in the morning, and it’s also the shit that keeps us up all night,” said drummer Tre Cool. “We’re all in this room together to celebrate music and it’s a beautiful thing. It’s overwhelming, the amount of talent and love in the room. It’s overwhelming.”
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong concluded their acceptance by saying: “I’ve always loved rock and roll music. I always have. Soon as I opened my eyes and took my first breath, I’m a fan. And that’s the one thing that I’m going to close with is that I love rock and roll.”
The band then played a short set including ‘American Idiot’, ‘Basket Case’ and ‘When I Come Around’.
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