Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says that making albums has become "a lost art form".
He told Classic Rock (via NME) that the band were making a big statement with their forthcoming album trilogy, "¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tre!":
"It was time for a change and a new era. You just start with one simple song at a time, where less is more, but we made three albums and it ended up becoming epic. We wanted to make something that rocked really hard, and partied really hard, with a lot of meaning behind it. And a lot of soul. Hopefully we achieved that".
He continued: "It's kind of what a rock'n'roll collage. I think there's a big statement in putting out three albums, because right now people are so addicted to just singles. Making an album is like a lost art form. And where we come from is making albums - all our favourite bands make great albums".
Green Day released details of an epic US tour this week, where they will play 28 shows between November and February. Next summer they'll embark on a stadium tour across the UK.
Their album trilogy will be released in three parts, with the first part "¡Uno!" to be released next week on September 24.
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