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Green Day and Red Hot Chilis both cookin something new for 2015

By | Published on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Green Day

I’ve heard tell that Green Day, who’ve been pretty silent all year, are going to ‘make a move’ and do some kind of so-far-unexplained thing in 2015. In fact, it was the band’s Billie Joe Armstrong who went and spilled the proverbial Green (Day) beans, via his Instagram page yesterday, as it happens.

Basically, he got creative in the “hardware store” and made this little ‘found art’ montage of ‘Green Day’ spelled in adhesive lettering and then ’15’ in… the metal numbers you nail on doors.

Sorry, DIY isn’t my strongpoint. And nor is caring about the Red Hot Chili Peppers, still… here goes nothing: the Red Hot Chili Peppers will likely begin recording on their eleventh LP next month!

Or that’s what the Chilis ‘sticksman’ Chad Smith has told Music Radar, anyway. Speaking to the site last week, he said, when asked on the status of a follow-on to 2011’s ‘I’m With You’: “We’re writing our songs, and we’re really close to getting in to start recording. I think we’ll probably go up to December, do a little pre-production on em, and then we’ll take a little Christmas break. I hope to be recording after the first of the year”.

He added that the band have nearly 30 potential tracks ready, adding: “I think last time we overdid it a little, so we’re trying to really hone in on the ones that’ll rise to the top. It won’t be 50 like last time. We always say, ‘Oh, we’re doing to do a Beatles thing and just do ten or eleven songs’, and then it always turns into an epic fucking thing. This time, I thing we’ll focus on the quality and not the quantity”.

Good to know. Thanks Chad!