frontman Billy Joe Armstrong recently caught up with Rolling Stone
to talk about the band's daring new EP trilogy
, the first of which [Uno
] is slated for a September 25 release. In the interview, Armstrong revealed that fans should expect a sound that's "more power pop – somewhere between AC/DC and the early Beatles"
in comparison to their classics,
on the forthcoming albums. Check out an excerpt of the interview below, and read the full story in the new issue of Rolling Stone when it hits newsstands this Friday [June 22].
"What did you think Green Day needed to do next, after 'American Idiot' and '21st Century Breakdown'? You couldn't do a third punk opera in a row."
"People ask me all the time. Even my son asked me, 'Dad, would you ever go back to playing songs like from [1994's] 'Dookie' and [1992's] 'Kerplunk'?' I love those records. I love the punk stuff I grew up on. But there are so many bands who make the mistake – 'We're going back, old-school.' Well, that's all you're doing. You already did it. So we're changing the guitar sound. We're not going with the big Marshall-amp thing. We wanted something punchier, more power pop – somewhere between AC/DC and the early Beatles."
[via Alter The Press