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Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong talks about the band's seventh release...

Green Day have announced plans for their seventh album, scheduled for release next year.

Talking on the band’s official website, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said the as-yet-untitled album will be recorded in their hometown of Oakland, California and produced by one-time R.E.M producer Scott Litt.

Armstrong said of Litt: “He seems like the right person for the job. As long as he can put up with (drummer) Tre (Cool), he’ll be fine.”

Armstrong went on to say the album would be more positive than 1997’s ‘Nimrod’ and include the pop punk track ‘Warning’ that the band debuted at Neil Young’s Bridge School benefit last October.

He said: “The overtone in the lyrics seem to be more positive. Not in a Prozac sort of way, but more in the sense of surviving and living to tell about it, and taking on new challenges.”

The site, [url=]RepriseRec, also reports that Green Day plan to film a documentary about the making of this album. Like the album, this should be released in 2001.