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[Opinion] What's next for Green Day?


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I expect they'll do a cover of "Let it Go," skyrocket back to relevancy, and spend the rest of their career Green Day-ifying the popular music of the day.


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I think their next record will have more personal, darker themes and lyrics. I think they'll take a few years to do that, but they might revert back to FBHT or The Network at some point, or do R&R Hall of Fame. After the next Green Day record though, I don't see much for them. I expect they'll maybe just call it quits after that.



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Yeah...none of those results are relevant. 



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Still, call it optimistic but I'm hoping for a Springsteen-esque transition into graceful old age.

 

So they're gonna release absolute crap for the next 20 years before putting out anything good? :P


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I think whatever album they release next it will be the last big thing for Green Day. And if it's bad than the trilogy was the last big thing. Do you guys really believe that they can have such a massive success like they did with dookie or AI  again? They are not getting younger, you know. And teenagers today are literally listening to shit. So unless Green Day release a dubstep-rap-edm-core something  they are not getting on mainstream tv/radio/etc. And I think nobody wants that. I don't think they'll retire or fall apart though. They'll still be writing and releasing stuff. Like Rolling Stones. That old fuckers still make albums. But who listens to them?


i don't exactly disagree with you but i kind of just want to play devil's advocate and point out that after the success of dookie i'm pretty sure no one thought they would ever have such a big success again, and they obviously did with american idiot. and no, not all teenagers today are listening to "shit." there have been a lot more rock-type songs that have been getting pretty high on the billboard hot 100 recently. not exactly green day's style, but certainly not all of it is "step-rap-dem-core." paramore's ain't it fun was number 7 on itunes yesterday. before anyone tries to murder me, i'm not trying to compare paramore and green day, but i'm just saying that mainstream success isn't impossible for rock bands nowadays.

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They need to take their time and let the music come to them. Need another quality LP from them.


I agree. I like when the band is in the public spotlight and doing well commercially. A quality album (dare I say like AI) will really help that and put the band back on the map.

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Maybe they'll actually put more effort than "Take pills. Get drunk. Write song in 5 minutes. Retain lukewarm popularity by pulling publicity stunts that make us look completely retarded." into their music.

 

 

Some great, serious responses so far. Thanks.

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Maybe they'll actually put more effort than "Take pills. Get drunk. Write song in 5 minutes. Retain lukewarm popularity by pulling publicity stunts that make us look completely retarded." into their music.

 

 

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Publicity stunts? Seriously? 


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Publicity stunts? Seriously? 

 

No one took that "FUCK YOU JUSTIN BIEBER" shit seriously anyway. Everyone knows that Adrienne is a massive Belieber. Next time he should go after someone who actually deserves hate, like Pitbull, or Nickleback, or Ricky Gervais.


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I don't really care what the next album is like I just want them to tour again, change up their live show a bit and play deeper cuts.

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Honestly if Green Day only ever toured every couple of years and never made another album, I wouldn't complain.


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Yeah...none of those results are relevant. 

Apart from the very first one.


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Publicity stunts? Seriously? 

Pretty much yes.



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I'd like a tour or a new album, maybe both but i would appreciate a tour more :)



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At the moment, I have a feeling they're working a project of some sort to commemorate American Idiot's 10th anniversary. This could possibly involve releasing Heart Like a Handgrenade to the general public, a broadway revival of the production, a collection of demos from the creation of the album, or another documentary of some sort. I very much doubt that they'll do absolutely nothing. Touring would be last on my list of speculations but I wouldn't disregard the possibility of a few local shows to accompany the overall project.

 

As for albums? I'm not sure they'll release something "serious" again. They'll probably split to work on fun, self-satisfying solo projects (see Forevely) because I don't think at this point in their career they feel obligated to release new records to stay relevant to the masses. They've passed that now, and are onto the relaxed, retirement stage. If one day they feel like they need to say something to the world, then they most certainly will, but for now, I doubt they have any desire to work on something as structured as a full, Green Day studio album (with promotion, a tour, videos, singles, etc). They've got the chance to finally enjoy their success without feeling the need to top it. :)


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I want them to get heavier in the sense of Platypus / Take Back type material. I hope their next album is like Nimrod in general. They can do all that experimentally junk they want, but give us something close to what made us like them in the first place. If Tre is the new direction they're going in, I'll be disappointed.


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No one took that "FUCK YOU JUSTIN BIEBER" shit seriously anyway. Everyone knows that Adrienne is a massive Belieber. Next time he should go after someone who actually deserves hate, like Pitbull, or Nickleback, or Ricky Gervais.

Well ever since Billie said that.. Justin bieber has been on meltdown mode since haha



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Pretty much yes.


Yes Billie being a drunk/druggie/whatever you want to call it was ALL for a publicity stunt...

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Apart from the very first one.

R and r sports shop?



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Pretty much yes.

Well, whatever floats your boat. :eyebrows:



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I think they would end up like The Ramones. As the times goes they getting more shit.

I hate how after one bad release, a band's entire discography is put into question. Dookie was super successful, and arguably, one of the best albums of the decade. Then came the decline, which was interrupted by American Idiot, arguably one of the best albums of that decade. One poor selling, fan base dividing release that didn't really touch the general public is just repeating the pattern. 


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Billie will heat up a can of spaghetti o's for mike and tre on their birthdays and all will be goood



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I really want the next album to be super popular, so, their publicity needs to be spot on, and this hasn't happened in years... But I can only hope!


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There's So Much SHIT in this thread its unbelievable.

No Comment

 

I await the return of GD


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New FBHT album, little tour, GD album, world tour, live album and Billie Joe album :D


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i'd like something AI related, maybe heart like an hand grenade and few shows since we had nothing for dookie's 20th birthday (unless full dookie live).
a live DVD for the trilogy could happen too but i don't see any new album soon.

 

Four words:

 

Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

american idiot is pretty much greatest hits 2 though


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OAP Bus passes, Prostate exams and more masterbation.


Sandwiches too.

Billie will heat up a can of spaghetti o's for mike and tre on their birthdays and all will be goood


And a glass of milk.
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Yes Billie being a drunk/druggie/whatever you want to call it was ALL for a publicity stunt...

I didn't say that Billie having and acknowledging that he had an alcohol problem was a publicity stunt.

 

I also didn't say that not doing anything at all to help himself for over 15 years, despite knowing the entire time that he had a problem, was a publicity stunt. That's just plain stupidity.

 

I was just implying that going around and acting like a total douche so people will notice you because your band isn't as popular as it used to be is most certainly a publicity stunt.



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Don't post such delete-worth stuff then.

Everyone makes mistkaes.

 

It is a bit though, isn't it?

Not really. It's a concept album, but that's quite a few steps short of a rock opera.

 

Apart from the very first one.

Everyone's first page of Google is different depending on their web history and even then there's no context to figure out which is the right meaning.

 

Telling people to Google stuff is for questions like "when did Dookie come out", not for acronyms that can mean a billion things.



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I was just implying that going around and acting like a total douche so people will notice you because your band isn't as popular as it used to be is most certainly a publicity stunt.


The only event I can recall where Billie acting like a douche was the Iheart event and he was drunk off his ass... (But then again people do usually show their true side while being drunk so) but I don't think the Iheart was a publicity stunt
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