Last week, Green Day debuted a handful of new songs from their upcoming trio of albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, during a surprise gig at Los Angeles' Echoplex. Now you can check out the studio version of one of those tracks, the Clash-recalling dance-punk shuffler "Kill the DJ."
Frontman (and new guest mentor on The Voice) Billie Joe Armstrong recently spoke to Rolling Stone about the entire trilogy and had this to say about the origins of "Kill the DJ": "[Bassist] Mike [Dirnt] asked me to write a song with a four-on-the-floor rhythm. I'd never done it before. It's kind of like Sandinista!, Ian Dury's 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' and the Tom Tom Club song 'Genius of Love.' We were trying to figure out how to make dance music without turning into a dance band."