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    August 30, 2010

    Covers of rock classics like Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." Massive 20,000-person sing alongs. Pyro, confetti, and a beer-guzzling Drunk Bunny: Green Day's summer tour is a total blowout. And Saturday night in Denver it got even better: The Bay Area punks debuted a never-before-heard song. Watch video below.

    The tune, "Cigarettes and Valentines," is a power-punk jam that sounds more like Green Day's ragtag roots than their rock operas of late (see American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown). Which makes sense: According to Punk News the song was the title track from the band's planned follow-up to 2000's Warning, which was scrapped after the master tapes were stolen.

    And it gets better: Before the song's performance, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told the audience that the band's set that night—a two-hour-plus punk marathon—was being recorded for a live album, leading to speculation that "Cigarettes and Valentines" will finally see release with the upcoming effort.

    [Full article at Spin]

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on August 30, 2010

Covers of rock classics like Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." Massive 20,000-person sing alongs. Pyro, confetti, and a beer-guzzling Drunk Bunny: Green Day's summer tour is a total blowout. And Saturday night in Denver it got even better: The Bay Area punks debuted a never-before-heard song. Watch video below.

The tune, "Cigarettes and Valentines," is a power-punk jam that sounds more like Green Day's ragtag roots than their rock operas of late (see American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown). Which makes sense: According to Punk News the song was the title track from the band's planned follow-up to 2000's Warning, which was scrapped after the master tapes were stolen.

And it gets better: Before the song's performance, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told the audience that the band's set that night—a two-hour-plus punk marathon—was being recorded for a live album, leading to speculation that "Cigarettes and Valentines" will finally see release with the upcoming effort.

[Full article at Spin]