We guess all that time in the studio producing his son Joey's band's
(Emily's Army) first album Don't Be A Dick,
due to drop on June 14, has whetted Billy Joe Armstrong's appetite to get back
to work on his own stuff.
Ever since he got back from New York after the closing of the Broadway run of American Idiot, the Green Day frontman has been Tweeting like a magpie, enthusing about how much fun he, bassist Mike Dirnt, drummer Tre Cool, and their longtime touring guitarist Jason White are having plotting their next move - which certainly is due. It's been two years since they unleashed the Grammy-winning 21st Century Breakdown. And you know what those fortune cookies say: "After breakdown, break through."
From Armstrong's Twitter feed:
"Ok here's the scoop. GD has been jamming new songs everyday. There's a ton of new songs. The direction is fresh and hi energy. Feels great."
According to Armstrong's rep, they haven't hit a studio yet, and there's no producer or even a release date yet. "They're just having fun." If you want to know more, you can buttonhole Billy Joe this Sunday and grill him for more info. We'd lay bets that the proud papa will be in attendance when Emily's Army plays as part of Radio Station Live 105's BFD at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California on Sunday, June 5.
"I don't want to give away too much but just know that me mike tre and Jason are collaborating and having the best time playing music."