Here are three unearthed and unreleased early Green Day songs from 30 years ago

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Recordings of three unreleased early Green Day songs have been shared online. Check out ‘Stay’, ‘Maybe Forever’ and ‘Jennifer’ below.

The songs pre-date the punk icons’ debut album ’39/Smooth’, and were recorded live at the band’s opening gig for Killdozer at Berkeley Square on July 22, 1989.

The track ‘Stay’ by leaning towards their more gentle ballad side, then builds into a noisey rock crescendo. The song has often been called ‘World vs. World’ by fans in the Green Day community, and is said to have been written for an unreleased indie film by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s brother.


‘Maybe Forever’ meanwhile is taster of the band’s more emotive punk sound, while ‘Unknown Song’ (also known as ‘Jennifer’ and ‘Future Old Boy’ among fans) has more of a snarling and aggressive garage rock feel.

The band, who recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of their classic album ‘Dookie‘, are currently working on material for their next record. This comes amid speculation of an anniversary tour in 2019, after the band revealed that they had been rehearsing classic albums ‘Dookie’ and ‘Insomniac’ in full.

The band are also believed to be working on a movie adaptation of their now seminal comeback album ‘American Idiot‘.


“That’s the plan right now, yeah,” said Armstrong. “We’ve got a green light from HBO, and the script is currently going through a couple of rewrites here and there, so I’m not sure when exactly we’re going to start shooting, but it’s definitely all systems go at the moment.”