Green Day have new music on the way.
Mike Dirnt, bassist for the ‘Basket Case’ group, has hinted at what will come from the pop-punk veterans after the release of this year’s singles ‘Pollyanna’ and ‘Here Comes The Shock’.
Mike was speaking to the band’s Oakland Coffee company for their Morning Roast series when asked what’s next for the trio.
The 49-year-old musician, who is joined by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and drummer Tre Cool in the band, simply said: “New music … and unknown adventures.”
The “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” rockers also spoke about their sources of inspiration.
What influences him, says Mike: “Individual expression, everything from music and architecture to cooking or gardening. I am inspired by people with a unique approach to life and the things they do. “
However, Billie, also 49, insisted that he doesn’t need to be inspired to make good art.
He added: “It could be hearing a new song, it could be surfing, it could be hanging out with my dogs.
“I could just hang out with my friends and make music together.
“Inspiration is kind of overrated. I would rather work. When you work with music and art, something that you love usually comes to mind. And that’s what inspires you to keep doing what you love. “
The singer previously insisted that the US chart toppers did not rule out releasing a new album.
When asked about the possibility of a 2020 sequel to ‘Father of All …’, Billie replied, “It is possible.
“Whether we’re doing a full-length album or an EP or just a song, we have a lot of different options. It depends on when the right moment comes.
“That’s the beauty of how you make music these days. You don’t have to wait for a porter to tell you that the time is right. “
The rock star also revealed that he and his bandmates are hoping to get back to working with producer Butch Walker if they can.
He said, “I wrote a lot of music and had all these melodies in my head, so I’ve written about six songs since all of this happened.
“I don’t know when I can get together with Mike [Dirnt, bass] and Tre [Cool, drums]but I told them to be in quarantine for now and then I hope we can on the way back to the studio [‘Father of All…’ producer] Butch Walker. “