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As falls from grace go, Green Day’s 2012 chastening was one for the ages: hubristic overreaching, self-inflicted exhaustion, an excruciating public meltdown leading to a raft of postponed tour dates…

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Second verse, same as the first; the same riff you’ll swear you heard 15 songs earlier; the same tics, the same tricks; the same final-chorus key change you could set…

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It’s been a very 21st century breakdown. Recent events have elevated ‘¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tré!’ above their station as an ambitious but deeply flawed trilogy of albums and made something…

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There are few stronger advocates of the format, but Green Day’s status as one of the last remaining ‘album’ bands is actually a pretty recent phenomenon. Before ‘American Idiot’, what…

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I don’t know. You wait yonks for a new Green Day album, and then the pesky pop-punkers tell us they’re planning on releasing three in the space of a few…

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It’s 10.03pm in London and 20,000 people are singing the melody to a Mozart Nocturne (seriously) for the third or fourth time tonight, expertly conducted by a short guy who…

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Album review: Green Day: Grand Masters of the post-punk concept album, arch social satirists, counter-culture insurrectionists, a Who for g-g-g-generation zero. Duh, who’da thunk it? Three gonk-rock basketcases whose most…

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Green Day and John Lennon. Say it again: Green Day and John Lennon. That’s, like, the worst idea in the world, right? As if the principle of covering something from…