Green Day have new music on the way. The ‘Basket Case’ group’s bassist Mike Dirnt has hinted at what’s to come from the pop-punk veterans, following the release of this year’s singles ‘Pollyanna’ and ‘Here Comes The Shock’.
Mike was speaking with the band’s Oakland Coffee firm for their ‘Morning Roast’ series when he was asked what’s next for the trio. The 49-year-old musician – who is joined by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and drummer Tre Cool in the band – simply said: “New music… and unknown adventures.”
The ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ rockers have also discussed their sources of inspiration. On what influences him, Mike said: “Individual expression, anything from music, and architecture, to cooking or gardening. I’m inspired by people with a unique take on life and the things they do.”
However, Billie, also 49, insisted he doesn’t need to be inspired to make good art. He added: “It could be hearing a new song, it could be going surfing, it could be hanging out with my dogs. “I could just be hanging out with my friends and playing music together.
“Inspiration is sort of overrated. I’d prefer to work. When you work with music and art, you usually come up with something you love. And that’s what inspires you to keep doing what you love.”
The vocalist previously insisted the US chart-toppers haven’t ruled out dropping a new record. Asked about the possibility of a follow-up to 2020’s ‘Father of All…’, Billie replied: “It’s possible.