Green Day to release trilogy
2012-04-11 by Ryan Fitz | 147 Comments

Remember back in the nineties, when you thought to yourself "Man I can never get enough Green Day," well
that is about to be severely tested. The profilic punk band is currently in the studio recording three albums
– a trilogy entitled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! – that will be released by Reprise Records on Tuesday, September
25th 2012; Tuesday, November 13th 2012 and Tuesday, January 15th 2013 respectively.

“We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives. This is the best music we’ve ever written, and the
songs just keep coming,” said the members of Green Day. “Instead of making one album, we are making a
three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels.
We just can’t help ourselves… We are going epic as fuck!”

Objectively speaking, this may also be translated as "And we thought, why make one shitty album when we
can make three even shittier ones!"

The albums are being produced by the band’s long-time producer Rob Cavallo.

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Fort23
April 11th 2012

2469 Comments


ehhh

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 11th 2012

30320 Comments


Objectively speaking you say?

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dammets
April 11th 2012

2035 Comments


omg

Kris.
April 11th 2012

11458 Comments


holy shit what happened to approving well-written articles we were on a roll

Bloodhail
April 11th 2012

1133 Comments


We are going epic as fuck!

Redman54
April 11th 2012

96 Comments


I wonder if it is intentional that their third part of the trilogy is named after their drummer Tre Cool

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
April 11th 2012

6950 Comments


Wow these dudes are over-confident. Gonna blow so hard.

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sixdegrees
April 11th 2012

15790 Comments


I would be excited if they're last two albums weren't so bad.

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ChaseCha
April 11th 2012

138 Comments


Sounds interesting, to say the least.

xfearbefore
April 11th 2012

1220 Comments


"This is the best material we've ever written"

Unless you're re-recording Dookie I highly doubt that Billie Joe.

I'll check it out cause it's Green Day but yeah, expecting this to suck huge sweaty balls just like their last two albums.

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outline
April 11th 2012

563 Comments


My article was slightly less... terrible than this.

Lucido
April 11th 2012

50 Comments


what

RosaParks
April 11th 2012

14592 Comments


bad article
stupid news why are they doing this

Midjicka
April 11th 2012

205 Comments


shoving out that many songs at once is never a good idea

chambered69
April 11th 2012

1253 Comments


this cant be good

Ire
April 11th 2012

41474 Comments


this is a great article

album will be awful

bloc
April 11th 2012

34502 Comments


Thrice the pain

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Venpts16
April 11th 2012

283 Comments


No me gusta.

drasticaction74
April 11th 2012

1676 Comments


barefoot you say?


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SCREAM!
April 11th 2012

9630 Comments


"“Instead of making one album, we are making a
three album trilogy."

Yeah not like those two album trilogies. These guys are the REAL DEAL

Scoot
April 11th 2012

17493 Comments


¡Tré!

oh haha i see what they did there

:|

Damon
April 11th 2012

257 Comments


way to copy alchemy index.....except you died after american idiot

The7thVermicide
April 11th 2012

925 Comments


Holy freaking fucking shit .

Irving
Staff Reviewer
April 11th 2012

7013 Comments


"Objectively speaking, this may also be translated as "And we thought, why make one shitty album when we can make three even shittier ones!"

LOLLLLLLLL

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climactic
April 11th 2012

17330 Comments


literally why

climactic
April 11th 2012

17330 Comments


We just can’t help ourselves… We are going epic as fuck!”


american idiot was as "epic" as they should have gotten

ProjectFreak
April 11th 2012

1163 Comments


news, now with 100% more unnecessary opinions

sailSAway
April 11th 2012

812 Comments


wow if this is their most creative point, i'll be tuning out now...

mvdu
April 11th 2012

595 Comments


I for one am anxious to hear them. I like the last two albums.

SCREAMorphine
April 11th 2012

1716 Comments


An awesome idea but I doubt Green Day could ever pull it off..

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
April 11th 2012

48592 Comments


Isn't it tres?
These guys suck in spanish too

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Graveyard
April 11th 2012

5400 Comments


I guess double albums are overrated nowadays

KSK1
April 11th 2012

4051 Comments


This will suck. American idiot was the last good thing they'll do.

Damus
April 11th 2012

380 Comments


Article is just as over-confident as this band right now. Too subjective. :/

SowingSeason
Emeritus
April 11th 2012

14513 Comments


Article sucks, Green Day sucks

iFghtffyrdmns
April 11th 2012

7047 Comments


billy jo arm strong is like the gedy lee of the 21th generation imho

ILJ
April 11th 2012

6551 Comments


"Isn't it tres?
These guys suck in spanish too"

They probably want to be cool and make it three letters like everything else.

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Spec
April 11th 2012

26847 Comments


Even when I was 12 I still hated these guys.

bungy
April 12th 2012

8843 Comments


Fuck all of you

Last album was the only one that wasn't good. Sort of terrified and interested at the same time

newjunkaesthetic93
April 12th 2012

1871 Comments


Judging by the fact that the last album was completely awful I think it's safe to say these three will be the worst thing to ever happen to music.

Spec
April 12th 2012

26847 Comments


billy jo arm strong is like the gedy lee of the 21th generation imho

Wait until your Father hears about this.

someguest
April 12th 2012

18941 Comments


geddy lee and billie jo both suck the cock

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 12th 2012

30320 Comments


Yeah not like those two album trilogies. These guys are the REAL DEAL


Chuckled heartily

lucasjcockcroft
April 12th 2012

3673 Comments


nimrod was the last good thing this band released.

iambandersnatch
April 12th 2012

1453 Comments


This could be good since the only other time they made a concept record it worked, but I hate the title. uno! dos! tre! - ..really?

bungy
April 12th 2012

8843 Comments


Going to go listen to Kerplunk and wallow

lancebramsay
April 12th 2012

1585 Comments


Great article, Fitz

letsgofishing
April 12th 2012

881 Comments


I really stuck to the core news values on this one.


VanitySeason
April 12th 2012

396 Comments


would be funny if all albums provoked a revolution

jg777
April 12th 2012

160 Comments


This sounds as though it will be epic as fuck!!!

jg777
April 12th 2012

160 Comments


I remember the first time i heard Green Day, my friend turned it on and i said "oh man, turn that shit off" and he did. The end.

deathofasalesman
April 12th 2012

5749 Comments


21st Century sucked cause there were too many songs/ideas being put into one. Now we have 3 whole albums coming up? Expecting tons of filler.

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Mabbitt
April 12th 2012

1251 Comments


Objectively speaking, this may also be translated as "And we thought, why make one shitty album when we
can make three even shittier ones!"


I may have just lost respect for this site. You should try to stay professional and unbiased, without resorting to bashing bands in news articles. No, i'm not a fan of Green Day's newer work (though I do like the older stuff) but this is just ridiculous.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
April 12th 2012

48592 Comments


This article wasn't written by staff bro

ProjectFreak
April 12th 2012

1163 Comments


also yes, the fact that it's not Tres annoys me to no end

letsgofishing
April 12th 2012

881 Comments


To think that I single-handledly caused the ethical collapse of Sputnik with a single news article....

I'm honored.

paxman
April 12th 2012

4083 Comments


"I may have just lost respect for this site. You should
try to stay professional and unbiased, without
resorting to bashing bands in news articles. No, i'm
not a fan of Green Day's newer work (though I do
like the older stuff) but this is just ridiculous."

Don't let one idiot ruin the Sputnik experience for
you.

letsgofishing
April 12th 2012

881 Comments


To be fair...

I never expected the mods to let this through....not that I'm complaining.

Emim
April 12th 2012

26205 Comments


leia didn't expect them to blow up alderaan either

think about it

letsgofishing
April 12th 2012

881 Comments


Yo bro...all I did was ruin a small online music community...

I don't think that compares to blowing up an entire planet.

paxman
April 12th 2012

4083 Comments


Are you belittling Sputnik?

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
April 12th 2012

3165 Comments


If they release something like Insomniac, Dookie which I hardly doubt it'll be good. Maybe something like Foxboro Hot Tubs, not a reboot of 21st Century Breakdown...

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RobbaqPL
April 12th 2012

146 Comments


And maybe they'll make a punkish album, an AI-like album and... and... three albums? Seriously?

This was one of the bands that introduced me to music, and I still have a hell of a soft spot for them, but I don't see how this could be good all the way through.

And seriously, who approved this article?

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
April 12th 2012

3165 Comments


^totally agree, even if they make each record different, they won't be able to stay away from the epic crap on their last album.

Acanthus
April 12th 2012

9514 Comments


Gotta give it a listen for nostalgia but here's hoping they release a fourth, a compilation containing the best of the three's tracks.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 12th 2012

5626 Comments


This reminds me of the artistic futility of '70s progressive rock "dinosaur" bands which eventually led to their demise...

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taylormemer
April 12th 2012

4887 Comments


Utterly pointless. A well made 40 minute record can outweigh three 'meh' ones.

1ChrisRock
April 12th 2012

100 Comments


"I remember the first time i heard Green Day, my friend turned it on and i said "oh man, turn that shit off" and he did. The end."

I lol'ed


Anthracks
April 12th 2012

3639 Comments


i wish good bands would do this

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clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
April 12th 2012

6251 Comments


Let's see how this will turn out.

And the article is OBVIOUSLY the best ever!

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thumbcrusher
April 12th 2012

3547 Comments


worst news ever.

in content and delivery.

theacademy
April 12th 2012

27705 Comments


this is honestly the worst news article i've ever read.

dimsim3478
April 12th 2012

4030 Comments


Objectively speaking you say? [2]

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Douglas
April 12th 2012

8984 Comments


This news, you say...

Motiv3
April 12th 2012

8442 Comments


are these guys serious? Uggggh this is going to be horrible.

BewilderedLemon
April 12th 2012

123 Comments


Don't like Green Day but the article makes you sound like a twat, which you probably are.

The7thVermicide
April 12th 2012

925 Comments


The trilogy is going to be a very interesting experiment

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
April 12th 2012

8963 Comments


I smell a jumbled storyline and lacking epicness

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MO
April 12th 2012

17409 Comments


"We are going epic as fuck!"

fucking lol

DallaShepherd
April 12th 2012

18 Comments


This seems awful. Just trying to distinguish themselves from the pack. And I hate all this pretentious bullshit behind their more recent albums...it is like they are trying to be a modern day Who or Pink Floyd, only without the musical talent/vision of those groups.

StrizzMatik
April 12th 2012

3158 Comments


^^ LOL totally is, considering how much Billie Joe dickrides The Who and that whole era it's not surprising

Winrar
April 12th 2012

1722 Comments


news, now with 100% more unnecessary opinions [2]

omnipanzer
April 12th 2012

21391 Comments


Punk band with aspirations...


My brain just exploded.

WhiteNoise
April 12th 2012

2884 Comments


Man everyone is negative here... I'm beyond excited for this, it takes a he'll of a lot of balls for a band to do this...

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omnipanzer
April 12th 2012

21391 Comments


"Man everyone is negative here... "


I honestly lost track of these guys after "Nimrod" but I'm not much of a pop-punk fan. I've been sick of hearing about them for 12 years. It's hard to get excited for a group that means little to nothing to you.

ReturnToRock
April 12th 2012

3448 Comments


Oh dear...they're turning into Guns'n'Roses...

ReturnToRock
April 12th 2012

3448 Comments


Title of article should be "Green Day Jump The Shark".

jslavos
April 12th 2012

44 Comments


Great article, it really seems they are so full of themselves.

WhiteNoise
April 12th 2012

2884 Comments


"Great article, it really seems they are so full of themselves."

Yeah...releasing three albums worth of music for their fans, what pricks!



ReturnToRock
April 12th 2012

3448 Comments


In this case, White Noise, I agree with jslavos. Judging by 21CB, this is setting itself up for inevitable disaster.

ChickenOrBeef
April 12th 2012

24 Comments


A lot of people are on the fence with Green Day these days, and it seems they're putting everything on the line here. Either they're going to crash and burn or they're going to regain a lot of respect.

Either way, I do find this kind of exciting. I just hope they have enough good songs up their sleeve to pull this off.

Personally, I found 21st Century Breakdown to be pretty disappointing, but I really like what I've been hearing from the new leaked songs.

BarkHammer
April 12th 2012

125 Comments


“We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives. This is the best music we’ve ever written, and the
songs just keep coming,” said the members of Green Day. “Instead of making one album, we are making a
three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels.
We just can’t help ourselves… We are going epic as fuck!”

Are we sure Hawks isn't a member of Green Day? Because that read exactly like a Hawks comment.

jday
April 12th 2012

24 Comments


I'll give them a chance. But I haven't been a fan for a while..

OMGitsBRIEN
April 12th 2012

23 Comments


Here it is for anyone that wants to read an actual article and not another elitist attempt at humor:

http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/04/12/green-day-new-album-trilogy-uno-dos-tre/

omnipanzer
April 12th 2012

21391 Comments


no

qscott777
April 12th 2012

77 Comments


This article is horrible. It's like a Fox News entry on sputnik. I don't care about the band. I don't care that they're releasing anything at all.

Nagrarok
April 12th 2012

7966 Comments


Hardly surprising.

Myles7
April 12th 2012

169 Comments


"Objectively speaking, this may also be translated as "And we thought, why make one shitty album when we can make three even shittier ones!"

You might hate the band and their music, but your personal opinions should be written in the comments section , not in the article...

letsgofishing
April 12th 2012

881 Comments


Billie Joe Armstrong is going to read this post and be pissed!



frequentkenneth
April 12th 2012

18 Comments


This is awesome news! This site is negative as shit. It's great that Green Day is doing more crazy stuff like this and I'm really really looking forward to this trilogy. For all you Green Day fans who hate on the new stuff, go listen to repetitive power chords. If you're not going to be optimistic, don't ruin it for the rest of us.

Fieryfenderz
April 12th 2012

1379 Comments


Green Day really isn't that bad.

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Ire
April 12th 2012

41474 Comments


You can't blame them when Green Day don't change that much. The new album is probably going to be a slightly different version of 21st Century Breakdown.

UnnamedOcean
April 12th 2012

3932 Comments


"For all you Green Day fans who hate on the new stuff, go listen to repetitive power chords."

wat

Ire
April 12th 2012

41474 Comments


um i'm pretty sure they do. (please don't try to pull the sonic card)

the problem is that they aren't promising a return to form at all. it's basically going to be another bullshit (anti)rock anthem album where billy joe armstrong can't seem to get over that cold he's had for like 20 years.

kojpl
April 12th 2012

11 Comments


I think Robyn already did this...

NotSoFast
April 12th 2012

388 Comments


I wanted to like 21st, and it still fucking sucked.

WhiteNoise
April 12th 2012

2884 Comments


Haters have no business being here when you can't even spell the singer's name correctly haha!

Ire
April 12th 2012

41474 Comments


lolol XD ahaahHahha LOol ur so clevr

Fieryfenderz
April 12th 2012

1379 Comments


21st Century Breakdown was shit admittedly, but American Idiot was great, regardless of the huge stylistic change.

DeathsThread
April 12th 2012

210 Comments


"And we thought, why make one shitty album when we
can make three even shittier ones!" i laughed a bit

skoopy48
April 12th 2012

1308 Comments


Wish the band would stop trying to make a masterpeice, or in this case, three, and go back to making fun music.

bigguytoo9
April 12th 2012

222 Comments


No Thanks!!! Im staying away from this like the plague.

Blackbelt54
April 12th 2012

4266 Comments


when I first heard about this series of albums I thought it was a joke

free
April 12th 2012

13 Comments


"¡Tré!"

LOL geddit it's like the drummer's name

ahahahahaha this is gonna suck

Ignimbrite
April 12th 2012

5228 Comments


^^^ oh I was about to say that it's spelled "Tres"

CrackeTheSkull
April 13th 2012

718 Comments


It's almost like a play on words or something.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2012

3165 Comments


^true but that arena rock feeling killed almost everything. most of the songs were designed to be huge and be sung by 20 000 people. however, Horseshoes & Handgrenades sounds cool, along with Peacemaker and Viva La Gloria (both of them, one for the energy and the other for coming close to Misery from Warning, though is not even close as good)

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2012

3165 Comments


I don't really like the title track, it's too epic. Still, Before The Lobotomy is nice as well as American Eulogy. It's nice to see Mike singing.

sniper
April 13th 2012

18599 Comments


lol

sniper
April 13th 2012

18599 Comments


this is such a bad idea.

Puzzles
April 13th 2012

3065 Comments


Simplistic pop punk band releases ambitious material in abundance > Sputnik collectively laughs

Puzzles
April 13th 2012

3065 Comments


God damn, I named my fucking EP Uno. Kicking myself now

Puzzles
April 13th 2012

3065 Comments


...

jefflebowski
April 13th 2012

6855 Comments


whatever happened to non smart-ass news articles that were actually well written?

johnnydeking29
April 13th 2012

8681 Comments


Lol, this article is so true

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ThroneOfAgony
April 13th 2012

3485 Comments


you will all be severely tested

VicariousIntent
April 13th 2012

1591 Comments


Sometimes, these guys make it really hard to stand up for them. But I still like Green Day. Like andcas said, everything besides 21st Century Breakdown has been pretty great. I'm still going to listen to these albums, but I have no idea what to expect, honestly.

omnipanzer
April 13th 2012

21391 Comments


"This is awesome news! This site is negative as shit. It's great that Green Day is doing more crazy stuff like this and I'm really really looking forward to this trilogy. For all you Green Day fans who hate on the new stuff, go listen to repetitive power chords. If you're not going to be optimistic, don't ruin it for the rest of us."


Fuck are you retarded.

omnipanzer
April 13th 2012

21391 Comments


"Haters have no business being here when you can't even spell the singer's name correctly haha!"


I refuse to speak to anyone that uses the term haters seriously except to let them know they are not worthy of being spoken too.

lucasjcockcroft
April 13th 2012

3673 Comments


i really hope this good, but doubt it will be.

Ikarus14
April 13th 2012

519 Comments


Can't say I'm excited. :L

Hospital
April 13th 2012

1875 Comments


green day is like lord of teh ringz!!

IMZA1793
April 13th 2012

843 Comments


lol can't wait to read the reviews for this

J0ckstrapsFTW
April 13th 2012

3585 Comments


Fuck this band

WhiteNoise
April 14th 2012

2884 Comments


"I refuse to speak to anyone that uses the term haters seriously except to let them know they are not worthy of being spoken too."

Oh man

NotSoFast
April 14th 2012

388 Comments


gun be 5

WhiteNoise
April 14th 2012

2884 Comments


"even when this band is at their worst they're still not that bad"

Finally somebody said it.

TrantaLocked
April 14th 2012

1390 Comments


21st Century Breakdown WASN'T produced by Rob Cavallo. Every thing else was, and guess what, Rob is
back. Also, Tre is the first name of the drummer. I honestly believe in Green Day right now, but you
never know.

Oh, and for those "disappointed" by this poorly constructed news article, what did you expect? The
"elite" users on sputnik are mostly arrogant and over confident assholes.

kirkhammett511
April 15th 2012

12 Comments


I personally found that while 21CB was by far my least favorite green day album, it wasn't horrendous. I am looking forward to this regardless of how it turns out. I never got into them when they were coming up and yes I was one of the masses that got into them from AI but im not naive enough to know that they've changed as a band whether for better or for worse.

drewnewton1995
April 15th 2012

20 Comments


people need to chill, green day has always had its fair share of good songs even in their worst albums like 21st century breakdown. If these arent good then im at least expecting a few good new green day songs so whatever. dont judge it until you listen to it

BeamMeUpScotty
April 22nd 2012

12 Comments


I'm feeling a mixture of excitement and apprehension about the whole thing.
Green Day are a great band, though history tells us that they’ve released a few stinkers. 21st Century Breakdown was a let-down with all the stolen riffs and terrible lyrics backing it up, but this is one band that produces a few great tracks, even at their worst they aren’t ever that bad really. I’m just really hoping they drop this act that they've carried with them for the last seven to eight years now, it’s getting awfully boring. And anyway, grown ass men in their forties just should not have to wear that much make-up lol. I’m starting to wonder if it’s a personal choice or they are being bullied into it by shotgun elitist fans and their terrible, to be feared, rage.


someguy
May 9th 2012

10 Comments


Even the Beatles couldn't write a double album of good songs. What makes these idiots think they can do a triple?

RobH
May 28th 2012

61 Comments


Well, it's official: Green Day have vanished up their own asses.

Their last album was shitty for the most part, this is just going to be horrible

Owantjaaaa
May 28th 2012

2809 Comments


Yes, 21st century breakdown was mediocre, but what makes you so sure their new material will suck? Some of the new songs have been on youtube forever and they sound like Dookie mixed with Foxboro Hot Tubs

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Owantjaaaa
May 28th 2012

2809 Comments


I remember you saying "this band at it's worse is still not bad" andcas

WhiteNoise
May 28th 2012

2884 Comments


I'm pretty fucking excited...

BigPleb
May 28th 2012

28914 Comments


Green Day are dead.

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