Green Day are at work in Los Angeles with longtime producer Rob Cavallo. They plan to release a new album late this summer or early this fall.
"We've got about thirty-five songs we're going to record," says frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. "It's a lot of material. We're trying to get one theme throughout the album, because we're in the album business, not in the business of making singles."
This will be Armstrong, bassist Mike Durnt and drummer Tre Cool's first album since 2000's Warning -- or their first under the Green Day moniker. Last year, a synth-pop group called the Network -- featuring such mysterious members as Snoo, Fink, Van Gough, Captain Underpants and Z -- released its debut on Adeline Records, owned by Armstrong and his wife. Though Green Day won't cop to their alter-ego, there's little doubt who was behind the Network.
There will be no such confusion this time around, as the new record will proudly bear the Green Day name, and, according to Armstrong, the Green Day pop/punk style.
"We're really excited about it," he says. "And hopefully we can make some sense out of it."