Green Day's 1st New Music Since 2012 Is Grim

'Bang Bang' is written from the perspective of a potential mass shooter
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2016 12:17 PM CDT

(Newser) – Green Day just released the pop-punk band's first new music (not counting a Christmas single) since 2012, NME reports. According to Rolling Stone, new song "Bang Bang" is a "grim, high-speed dive into the mind of a potential mass shooter." "To get into the brain of someone like that was freaky," frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says. "After I wrote it, all I wanted to do was get that out of my brain because it just freaked me out." Revolution Radio, Green Day's 12th studio album and first since being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is scheduled to be released in October. (Read more Green Day stories.)

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