It was recently announced that Green Day will release their follow-up to “21st Century Breakdown,” titled “UNO,” on Sept. 25. A new album is great, but wait there’s more! The band plans on releasing three albums next year as a trilogy. Green Day plans to release “Dos” two months later on Nov. 13, and “Tre`” will complete the trilogy on Jan. 15, 2013. For those who know basic Spanish and are confused, the band didn’t make a typo. “Tre” is spelled that way on purpose, for drummer Tre Cool.
In a press release, the band had the following to say about the trilogy. “We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives. This is the best music we’ve ever written, and the songs just keep coming. Instead of making one album, we are making a three- album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels. We just can’t help ourselves.”
As rare as this announcement may seem, it is not the first time an artist released multiple albums within a calendar year. Back in 2004, former Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist John Frusciante released six solo albums in a span of six months. In 2010 Robyn released three albums within the year titled “Body Talk Pt. 1,” “Pt. 2” and “Pt. 3.” That being said, it is still quite the impressive feat from a band who took five years between the release of 2004’s “American Idiot” and 2009’s “Breakdown.”
The announcement does come as a welcomed shock to fans, but the band had been alluding to something big. The band has been performing some secret shows throughout the last few years, so fans may have some idea of what to expect on the trilogy. The band has also been bragging about the amount of new songs they have completed recently.
In the last few years, the bands 2004 breakout album “American Idiot” has been turned into a Broadway musical. The musical received favorable reviews and was nominated for a few Tony Awards.
a triple album might be pushing things a bit too far!!
cant really think of a great double album
GNR's Use Your Illusion 1 & 2 came close as did the pumpkins withMellon Collie & the Infinate Sadness
Stadium arcadium (RHCP) and In Your Honour (Foo's) were failures
not strictly a double album but two albums from one session released seperatley like Metallica's Load/Reload rarely work either
In other words bands should put the best 12-14 songs on the album and either bin the rest or release them as b sides
It's not strictly a triple album, but will probably be perceived as such, it's 3 separate albums, with 3 seperate release dates next September,November and January, so spread over a 5 month period. Even so, it sound like a little overkill, for any band.