Green Day last night (September 15) debuted a number of tracks from their forthcoming sixth album, ‘WARNING’, during a hush-hush invite-only gig at KINGS COLLEGE LONDON.
New songs unveiled to the eager 500 fans were single ‘Minority’, plus ‘Church On A Sunday’, ‘Blood, Sex & Booze’, ‘Waiting’, and the album title track ‘Warning’.
During the 90-minute set, recorded for future broadcast on Steve Lamacq’s ‘Evening Session’ show on BBC Radio 1, Billie Joe, Tre and Mike also blasted through old favourites and played covers by the likes of NOFX, Operation Ivy, Weezer, Billy Idol, and The Sex Pistols. The band’s loyal fans also regularly drenched the trio in pints of cider.
Frontman Billie Joe found time between tracks to jibe wryly on the petrol crisis and comment on the Napster situation – ‘Warning’ has been widely pirated and is freely available to download from the Internet.
“You shouldn’t download Metallica music off Napster,” he quipped to widespread applause, before adding, “the best things in life are free.”
The band climaxed the show with Mike Dirnst and Tre Cool comprehensively trashing their drums and bass guitar.
Green Day play a brief show at London’s Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street, tomorrow (September 17) at 11.45.