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LISTEN: New Green Day Single “Bang Bang”

The wait is over! 

After nearly four years, Green Day have dropped their first piece of new music with “Bang Bang,” the lead single off of their upcoming album Revolution Radio, which is due out October 7th.

Green Day - Timeline | Facebook

Check It Out. The lyric video for "Bang Bang" is here. Pre-Order the new Green Day album 'Revolution Radio' and get the song instantly at #BangBang

The album, Green Day's 12th studio release, tackles the current social climate of the United States, with the lyrics of "Bang Bang" being recited from the view point of a mass shooter, according to an interview Billie Joe Armstrong gave to Rolling Stone.  "There's this sort of rage happening, but it's also now being filmed and we all have ourselves under surveillance...To get into the brain of someone like that was freaky...After I wrote it, all I wanted to do was get that out of my brain because it just freaked me out."

In a separate statement on the album, Armstrong said, "Of course the world has lost its collective mind... and me, Mike and Tré are lost souls too.  Revolution Radio is a movement for lost souls to come together... dance together... sing together... and most of all, find each other. That's what the spirit of Green Day has been about since day one."

Revolution Radio is available for pre-order at where it’s available in CD and vinyl formats.  Upon pre-order of either format, “Bang Bang” becomes available as an instant download.


Green Day - Revolution Radio - Track List

Photo from Reprise Records
Photo from Reprise Records


Somewhere Now
Bang Bang
Revolution Radio
Say Goodbye
Bouncing Off The Wall
Still Breathing
Too Dumb To Die
Troubled Times
Forever Now
Ordinary World


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.