August 4, 2016


Green Day’s New Single is Apparently Reminiscent of ‘Early, Punky Green Day’

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Gary Wolstenholme/Redferns via Getty Images

Green Day’s first single in four years, “Bang Bang,” is a little over a week away, but one radio DJ has already heard it and shared some exciting tidbits online.

Nik Rivers of 107.7-FM in Buffalo posted a review of “Bang Bang” on Wednesday, writing that it reminds him of “early, punk Green Day.” Read the full review below (via AltPress):

So if you are a fan of the early, punky Green Day, you will LOVE the new song Bang, Bang.  And when I say early, think Dookie, but not "When I come Around" Dookie, but more "Welcome To Paradise", "Burnout" & "Chump" Dookie...With hints of Kerplunk & the rawness of 39 Smooth.  I'm excited for the #AltFamily to hear this one!

The band’s 2012 triple album (¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tre!) was pretty manic, but the phrase “rawness of 39 Smooth” has us longtime fans salivating. “Bang Bang” arrives on Aug. 11.