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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong appeals for information about stolen car

He said the car has been in the Green Day family for over 30 years

By Hollie Geraghty

Bille Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs live
The band look to be gearing up for a first album since 2020. (Photo: Wikimedia commons/Sven-Sebastian Sajak)

Billie Joe Armstrong has appealed for information after his car was stolen in Costa Mesa, California.

The Green Day frontman posted on social media this weekend (February 5) that his 1962 Chevy II was stolen and shared a selection of photos of the car.

“This car is near and dear to all our hearts and has been in the GD family for over 30 years,” he wrote, asking for people to “send any sighting, tips or info to the Costa Mesa police.”

“please re-post, & find this car!!” he added. You can see the post and photos of the car below.

Meanwhile, Green Day have been teasing new music under a mysterious “1972” title, with fans speculating if a 50th birthday special release could be coming soon.

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.

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

In a third clip the group can be heard brainstorming the melody of a guitar riff. Bassist Dirnt sprays “1972” onto the wall and what looks to be the number “3” on the camera lens.

Fans on Reddit also spotted that all the dates in the clips together made “1972”: “First post was posted December (19th) Then the Second was posted January (7th) 3rd post on January (22) Soooo 1972.”

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

The group are set to perform alongside Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Coldplay and more at Rock In Rio 2022 in Brazil.

Taking place from September 2-4 and 8-11, the lineup also features Post Malone, Iron Maiden, Dua Lipa, Fall Out Boy, Demi Lovato, Måneskin and more. Tickets can be purchased here.