Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has commented to Rolling Stone on a recent report in which the band’s producer, Rob Cavallo, said that Armstrong had five new songs ready for the trio’s next record. Armstrong said, “I’ve got, like, four or five songs right now. I’m gonna take it really slow. I’m just gonna make sure every moment is inspired and that we have something that’s really special to us. And right now with the songs that we have, it’s going in the right direction.”
Green Day was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month and started jamming together for the first time in over a year prior to the induction ceremony.
Admitting that he “can’t say” whether there will be a new Green Day album out next year, Armstrong remarked, “We’re going to take our time. We’re not going to try and pull off some, like, victory lap over this because I definitely want the music to come from a real place and be inspired, not just because we got honored or anything like that, but because we’re honoring music.”
Green Day’s last release, a triple set of albums titled Uno!, Dos! and Tre!, arrived in late 2012.