Green Day Announce Two Documentaries

One will follow the making of their forthcoming album trilogy while the other documents their pre-"Dookie" days.

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Green Day will release two documentaries to coincide with their forthcoming trio of albums, "Uno! Dos! Tre!".

One will document the making of their new album trilogy, and will be produced by Tim Lynch who made the "Green Day: Bullet In A Bible" film. The second will feature archive footage of the band during their pre-"Dookie" days, according to Billboard.

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says the filmmakers wanted footage of the band in action rather than conducting long introspective interviews.

"It's not going to be the sitting down, head shot of me going, 'We started out blah blah blah'," he said. "We wanted to get into lifestyles of rock 'n' roll and playing rock n roll and letting the story kind of tell itself rather than create revisionist (history)."

Filming continues while the band prepare for Japanese and European festival dates over the summer.

The making-of film is expected to be released in time for next year's Sundance Film Festival. The first single from their upcoming album trilogy, "Oh Love", will be released on July 16.

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    We will make not one or two albums...BUT THREE. A documentary you say? I say TWO documentaries! BEST TIME TO BE A GREEN DAY FAN IN HISTORY!
    Guys, have you even tried listening to the new single trailer? Some people were just so discouraged (wrongly, IMO) by 21st Century Breakdown that they just gave up on GD.
    DownTheCross18 wrote: Horrible time to be an Ex-Green Day fan. I've hoped for good albums since American Idiot... Only hoped.
    Jeez, one whole album. Your life must've been so hard these last few years.
    Might be interested in the latter. I got my copy of Dookie from some record store that was giving them away as a promotion. Back before they were huge on the radio with no name recognition, and were worth paying attention.
    Horrible time to be an Ex-Green Day fan. I've hoped for good albums since American Idiot... Only hoped.
    Yus, finally gonna hear a full song off one of the 3 awesome sounding albums! Hoping for the best (before american idiot and 21st century breakdown)