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Green Day preview new music in third “1972” teaser

Fans are speculating a new album could be coming soon

By Hollie Geraghty

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performing live
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Green Day have shared another preview of new music in a third “1972” clip.

In December the band posted a video of a recording session at London’s RAK Studios, suggesting either a new single or album was on the way.

The numbers “1972” flashed on the screen, which is the year all three band members, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool, were born.

Fans speculated on whether a 50th birthday special release could be coming soon.

Earlier this month they shared another clip of a split screen video with various backwards footage in one half, and Armstrong playing an acoustic tune in the other.

Now the band has shared another clip in which the group can be heard brainstorming the melody of a heavy guitar riff. Bassist Dirnt sprays “1972” onto the wall and what looks to be the number “3” on the camera lens. Watch the latest teaser clip below.

Eagle-eyed fans on Reddit noted that the dates each clip had been posted together made up “1972”. “First post was posted December (19th) Then the Second was posted January (7th) 3rd post on January (22) Soooo 1972,” the post read.

Green Day released a new single called ‘Holy Toledo!’ last year, following two singles earlier in 2021, ‘Pollyanna’ and ‘Here Comes The Shock’, but it is yet to be confirmed if the tracks will all feature on the same album.

The group also recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of their second album, ‘Kerplunk!’. 

Lookout! Records co-founder, Larry Livermore, paid tribute to the anniversary in an article titled ‘I Am The Disappearing Boy: 30 Years of Kerplunk’.

Reflecting on Green Day’s success, he wrote:  “What made me so sure? Part of it was just a gut instinct, the same sort of feeling that had prompted me to ask Green Day (still Sweet Children at the time, strictly speaking) to do a record within minutes of seeing them play for five teenagers in a candlelit cabin in the middle of a mountain wilderness.

“Billie and Mike were only 16 at the time, and their then-drummer, Al Sobrante was all of 18. It was only their third or fourth show ever, but there was no doubt in my mind that their music was ready for the world. It might have taken the world a little while to catch on, but three years later, it felt like that was about to happen.”