Green Day start new album

Green Day "officially" started work on their new album yesterday (14.02.12)

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This article is from 2012.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong

Green Day have started work on their new album.

The 'When I Come Around' rockers went back in the studio yesterday (14.02.12) to begin recording the follow up to 2009's '21st Century Breakdown'.

Singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong tweeted: "Happy Valentine's Day! Officially started recording the new record today. It's F**K TIME!!!! (sic)"

The band have previously played new material at live shows,

showcasing a faster, more aggressive sound than the melodic pop of their last few albums. Working titles included 'Wow, That's Loud' and 'Make Out Party'.

The group - completed by drummer Tre Cool and bassist Mike Dirnt - had been demoing material as early as last May.

Billie Joe said at the time: "O.K. here's the scoop. Green Day has been jamming new songs everyday. There's a ton of new songs. The direction is fresh and high energy. Feels great."

The band also unveiled plans for a song in tribute to Amy Winehouse, who tragically died last July from accidental alcohol poisoning, aged 27.

According to lyrics posted on the band's official website, the planned opening lines are: "Amy, is your heart singing out of tune/ Are your eyes just singing the blues/ Dirty records from another time/ Some blood stains on your shoes."

This article is from 2012.

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