Billie Joe Armstrong
has Tweeted about Green Day
, and reveals the band have officially begun studio sessions on their new album. Armstrong posted: "Happy Valentine's day! Officially started recording the new record today. It's F*** Time!!!!
The band have previously said that their forthcoming ninth studio album will move away from the concepts of their last two records, "American Idiot
" and "21st Century Breakdown
", and be more straightforward.
In November 2011, Green Day debuted a new song, "Carpe Diem
", during a live show in San Francisco. The band have previously played new material at live shows, with a more aggressive sound than the pop-rock of recent albums. Working titles reportedly include "Wow, That's Loud
" and "Make Out Party
". The trio have been demoing material since May 2011.
Billie Joe said at the time: "Here's the scoop. Green Day has been jamming new songs every day. There's a ton of new songs. The direction is fresh and high energy. Feels great.
And Green Day's "American Idiot
" musical keeps growing. The musical, which finished a lengthy run on Broadway earlier this year, will visit eight cities in the U.K. beginning in October.
A feature film version of the musical, which is being produced by Tom Hanks
, is reportedly in development.
Thanks for the report to Michael Leonard