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Green Day release lyric video for “Troubled Times”

Green Day have released a lyric video for “Troubled Times”. The track is from the band’s last LP “Revolution Radio”, which came out back in October on Reprise.

You can watch the video below.

Album Review: Green Day – ‘Revolution Radio’

Get your pitchforks ready and hold on to your butts; Green Day, the least-punk punk band, are back with a new album.

Revolution Radio, the band’s twelfth studio album, is an album that is, whether intentionally or not, all about scaling back. This means that the excessive theatricality of 21st Century Breakdown and the overly eager ambition of ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tre! have been toned down into manageable pieces. Hell, the band even scaled back their lineup, with fourth member Jason White returning to touring member status. On paper (or on your screen, I guess), Revolution Radio sounds like the back-to-basics album that Green Day fans have been waiting for, which is a good thing, right? Unfortunately, the answer is a great, resounding “eh.”

For what it’s worth, Green Day does an admirable job for the most part, it just doesn’t all stick. The second half is chock-full of power pop jams (“Bouncing Off the Walls” and “Youngblood” are fun and stupid- just what you want from a Californian band, and “Still Breathing” is the best mid-2000’s pop punk ballad that Good Charlotte wish they had written), but the album also contains the mostly forgettable “Trouble Times” and the snoozer “Outlaws”. Much like the trilogy, this album is consistent in its inconsistency, but at a third of the total runtime, this one is much easier to digest.

Revolution Radio is bookended (and dog-eared mid-way through) by tracks that tackle growing old and not really knowing how to rage against time, making it a much more prevalent theme than the supposed inspiration of the album. In the process of dealing with his age, Armstrong drops lines like “I put the “riot” in Patriot” and “I shop online so that I can vote at the speed of light,” haphazardly crossing the line between stupid and clever to the point where you’re not really sure which side of the line is which. It’s a little more clear in the grand finale, as it were, when he delivers his classic apathy: “Oh I want to start a revolution. I want to hear it on my radio. I’ll put it off another day.”

The real lyrical disappointment here is the album’s title track- a song allegedly inspired by Armstrong joining a Black Lives Matters protest in NYC, though you wouldn’t know it by listening to the lyrics. It’s wonderful to see mainstream artists use their celebrity platform to inform their audiences, but rather than use any sort of reference or incident to BLM, “Revolution Radio” becomes more or less an Anti-Flag song- a call to arms with lots of slogans but very little else. On the other hand, the follow up track, “Say Goodbye,” makes direct references to Flint, MI (“teach our children well, from the bottom of the well”) and Ferguson, MO (“The city of damage control, this is how we… roll”), and is everything that the title track should be. On a similarly dark note, lead single “Bang Bang” is a satirical look at how American media turns mass shooters into celebrities from the point of view of someone who wants to participate in murder for their 15 minutes. It’s fucked up- but it’s also one of Armstrong’s best song topics in years (and a bit reminiscent of The Offspring’s “Hammerhead”).

Revolution Radio might not be the album to relaunch the band back into American Idiot-levels of success like it has been promoted as, but there’s nothing particularly offensive either and it’s still worth a listen or two for the morbidly curious. In short, Green Day made a Green Day record.

3.5 / 5 Stars

RIYL: The Who, Elvis Costello, The Offspring

P.S. The album also ends with a song titled “Ordinary World,” which you might recognize as the title of the movie that stars Billie Joe Armstrong as an aging punk rocker who never made it big. It’s a short, acoustic ditty and adds nothing to the record. It feels like it was tacked on at the end with no real purpose other than to promote the movie, much like how this final paragraph was tacked on to the end of this review with no real purpose other than to say “hey, this song exists.”

New Green Day video: “Still Breathing”

Last month saw the release of Green Day‘s latest record “Revolution Radio”. We were initially hit in the face by the fast paced “Bang Bang” single and were all reminded that Green Day still has the ability to pump out a solid punk tune. The band has been on a tirade as of late, releasing lyric videos for nearly every song off of the new record, but only a handful of actual music videos; “Still Breathing” has now been added to that short list.

The undeniably catchy “Still Breathing” is more pop than it is punk, exploring the complex sounds that Green Day offers on the new record, and the video reflects that. Cutting back and forth from a rural countryside to an urban overpass and warehouse, with intermittent shots of the band looking contemplative and sad, the video is a great study in cinematography, but it’s really the song that counts.

Check out the “Still Breathing” video below.

Green Day release lyric video for song “Say Goodbye”

Green Day recently released a new lyric video for their song, “Say Goodbye.” The track is one off of their latest album, Revolution Radio. You can watch the video below.

“Revolution Radio” was released on October 7th through Reprise Records. The band also recently announced tours of the U.S. and Europe.

Green Day release “Ordinary World” lyric video

California pop-punk icons Green Day have released a lyric video for “Ordinary World” from their latest album “Revolution Radio.” You can check the video out below.

“Revolution Radio” was released on October 7th through Reprise Records. The band also recently announced tours of the U.S. and Europe. The track “Ordinary World” is featured in the film of the same name, which stars Billie Joe Armstrong.

Green Day announce U.S. tour with Against Me!

California pop-punk icons Green Day have announced dates for a U.S. tour with Against Me!, which will take place in March and April of next year. The dates and locations can be found below.

Green Day’s latest album, Revolution Radio, was released last Friday (October 7th) via Reprise Records, while Against Me released their latest album Shape Shift With Me nearly a month ago via Total Treble Records and Xtra Mile Recordings.

Green Day stream new album “Revolution Radio”

Green Day‘s new album Revolution Radio was released today, and is now available to stream. If you have a Spotify account, you can listen to the entire record below.

Revolution Radio is the band’s first full-length in 4 years, following the ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! trilogy.

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong to appear in episode of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History”

I know, right?!

Billie Joe Armstrong will be portraying Charlie Chaplin in an episode of “Drunk History” on Wednesday, October 4th at 10:30 pm E.T. The episode is entitled “Legends”.

To be honest, I think he looks a lot like him, but tell us what you think!

Green Day is dropping a new album this October called “Revolution Radio” through Reprise Records.

If you haven’t done it yet, check out some of the songs off of the new record. You can watch the music  video for “Bang, Bang” here, listen to the title track “Revolution Radio” here, and listen to their third song off the album “Still Breathing” here.

“Revolution Radio” will be their first record in 4 years, serving as a follow-up to 2012′s “¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!” trilogy.

Green Day stream “Still Breathing” from upcoming album “Revolution Radio”

Another track from Green Day‘s upcoming album Revolution Radio has premiered. The song is titled “Still Breathing,” and you can give it a listen below.

Revolution Radio comes out on October 7th through Reprise Records. The band recently announced tours of North America and Europe in support of the album’s release.

Green Day release “Bang Bang” music video

California pop-punk icons Green Day have released a music video for “Bang Bang,” the lead single from their upcoming album Revolution Radio. You can check the video out below.

Revolution Radio is set to release on October 7th through Reprise Records. The band recently announced tours of North America and Europe, and premiered the album’s title track.

Green Day stream title track from upcoming album “Revolution Radio”

Green Day have made the title track of their upcoming album Revolution Radio available to stream. You can give the song a listen below.

Revolution Radio is set to release on October 7th through Reprise Records. The band recently announced tours of North America and Europe in support of the album.

Green Day announce North American club shows & European tour w/ The Interrupters

California pop-punk icons Green Day just announced two tours in support of their upcoming album Revolution Radio. The first is a North American tour that will see the band playing small club shows. The second is a European arena tour featuring support from The Interrupters.

The North American run starts in September (tickets on sale this Friday, Sept 9th at 12pm EST), and the European tour will kick off in early 2017. See if there’s a show near you below.

Green Day’s upcoming album Revolution Radio will be their first record in 4 years, serving as a follow-up to 2012’s ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! trilogy. Listen to the album’s first single “Bang Bang” here.

UPDATE: 3 shows have been postponed and 1 has been cancelled. According to a press release, this is “all due to illness affecting several members of the band and its crew.”

Green Day announce new album “Revolution Radio,” stream first single “Bang Bang”

Green Day have announced they will be releasing a new album titled Revolution Radio on October 7th. Check out the first single “Bang Bang” below, and get your pre-orders in here.

Revolution Radio will be the band’s first record in 4 years, serving as a follow-up to 2012’s ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! trilogy. We’ll keep you posted as more songs from the album are premiered.

Music Video: Deftones – “Prayers/Triangles”

Alternative metal Deftones have premiered a music video for their song “Prayers/Triangles”, taken from their latest album Gore. You can watch the video below.

Released last Friday (April 8th), Gore was the first Deftones album since 2012’s Koi No Yokan.

Green Day in the studio?

Almost a year ago, we reported that Green Day were demoing new material for their much-anticipated follow-up to the three albums they released in 2012. This time, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong posted a video from the studio on his Instagram account, which indicates that Green Day may be in the studio tracking the album.

When the new Green Day album will be released is unknown, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as more details on it come to light. They last released a trilogy of albums, entitled ¡Uno!¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, in 2012 on Reprise Records.