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No Place Like Home, Mike Dirnt interview with SF Weekly

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  • Aug 03
    No Place Like Home, Mike Dirnt interview with SF Weekly

    Green Day is ready to come home.

    When the Oakland punk quartet released its latest record, Revolution Radio, the United States was still a month away from the election of President Donald Trump. Led by the explosive lead single “Bang Bang,” the album finds singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, drummer Tre Cool, bassist Mike Dirnt, and new member (and touring guitarist) Jason White angry and ready to do something about it. Now nine months into a tour that has spanned the globe, Dirnt says the band is at the top of its game.

    “This tour has been one of the greatest tours we’ve ever had — possibly the best,” he says.

     

    In many ways, it’s not hard to see why the group that broke big with 1994’s Dookie might feel that way. Following the maligned release of Uno, Dos, and Tre — a bold 2012 attempt at a triple album — Armstrong entered rehab following a public meltdown during a performance at the iHeartRadio music festival. Unable to tour behind the records, Green Day entered a period of inactivity, something Dirnt is thrilled to leave in the past.

    Full interview at SF Weekly: HERE

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on August 3, 2017 - 1:51pm

Green Day is ready to come home.

When the Oakland punk quartet released its latest record, Revolution Radio, the United States was still a month away from the election of President Donald Trump. Led by the explosive lead single “Bang Bang,” the album finds singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, drummer Tre Cool, bassist Mike Dirnt, and new member (and touring guitarist) Jason White angry and ready to do something about it. Now nine months into a tour that has spanned the globe, Dirnt says the band is at the top of its game.

“This tour has been one of the greatest tours we’ve ever had — possibly the best,” he says.

 

In many ways, it’s not hard to see why the group that broke big with 1994’s Dookie might feel that way. Following the maligned release of Uno, Dos, and Tre — a bold 2012 attempt at a triple album — Armstrong entered rehab following a public meltdown during a performance at the iHeartRadio music festival. Unable to tour behind the records, Green Day entered a period of inactivity, something Dirnt is thrilled to leave in the past.

Full interview at SF Weekly: HERE

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