Thursday, April 30, 2015
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says the band have begun writing material for their next album.
Following the group’s recent induction into the 2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the rocker spoke to Rolling Stone about the band’s headspace and plans in the wake of the honor.
“There's definitely a great spirit going on,” Armstrong explains. “We've always been pretty charged up. Before we found any of this out, I had already written a few songs and everybody was really excited by them. And then we heard about the Hall of Fame, and we were just blown away.”
“Yeah, I mean, we're going to take our time,” he continues. “We're not going to try and pull off some, like, victory lap over this because I definitely want the music to come from a real place and be inspired, not just because we got honored or anything like that, but because we're honoring music. We want to work on them, and we want to make a great album.”
Armstrong already has a few tunes together for the follow-up to 2012’s trilogy, “Uno”, “Dos” and “Tre.”
“I've got, like, four or five songs right now,” he says. “I'm gonna take it really slow. I'm just gonna make sure every moment is inspired and that we have something that's really special to us. And right now with the songs that we have, it's going in the right direction.”
The San Francisco Bay-area band were inducted into the Rock Hall on April 18 alongside Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Bill Withers, Ringo Starr and the “5” Royales.
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