Billie Joe Armstrong wants Green Day to re-record their 2000 album ‘Warning’

"I think 'Minority' live is a lot better than it came out on the album"

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has said that he wants the band to re-record their sixth album, ‘Warning’.

The record, which was released in 2000, heard the trio incorporate folk, acoustic and pop music into their established pop-punk sound. It received positive reviews, but did not garner as much commercial success as its predecessors.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, in which Armstrong was asked to discuss 15 songs from across the band’s career, he focused on the album’s lead single ‘Minority’.

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“I’d like to go back and re-record that album,” Armstrong said. “I want to go back and just do everything more live, because I think ‘Minority’ live is a lot better than it came out on the album. But that’s just one of those things that you think about too much.”

Going deeper into the album, he remembered: “I started getting into playing more acoustic guitar, and I really wanted to have more for ‘Warning’. And there was also a lot of kind of bad pop-punk that was starting to happen, and I wanted to go against that genre. This felt like the next step.”

Green Day are currently gearing up to release their their thirteenth album ‘Father Of All Motherfuckers’. A tracklist for the album, which is out on February 7, appeared online earlier this month.

The band recently gave a performance during an NHL all-star game, which saw them trend on Twitter after Armstrong’s expletive-ridden stage patter got through broadcaster’s censors.

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