July 31 [14:00 EDT] -- Green Day were all hyped up with no where to play after Typhoon Rosie saw the cancellation of their set at the Mt. Fuji Festival in Japan last weekend. Green Day Fans were literally blown away before the band had a chance to play a note. They're now back in a California studio mixing their latest album.
Day One of the festival went on as scheduled on Saturday until Rosie hit the stage full force about the same time as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their set was cut short and the festival called it a night. The next day it was clear the site was devastated and the rest of the program was canceled, leaving Green Day idle. The band joined members of the Chili Peppers, the Foo Fighters, Beck and The Prodigy on an excursion to an amusement park.
Green Day and a very small number of fans are going to have to be content with the show the band played at the tiny Viper Room in Los Angeles July 19, which was a secret warm up date for Fuji. The rest of the world
probably won't have to wait too long, though. The band should be touring by early fall. They have dates booked in Europe for November.
Green Day have been in locked in the studio the last few months recording a new record called "Nimrod," and plan to spend the month of August on the mix. According to a band website, some of the song titles include "Uptight," "Prosthetic Head," "Hitchin' A Ride," "Good Riddance," "Jinx" and "Haushinka." The single, it says, will most likely be a song called "Happy Grouch." It¹s expected out around Labor Day with the full album to follow later in October.
The record will be longer than your usual CD says a record rep. It will hold close to the allowable 72 minutes of music but still fit on a single disk.
Expect an 'older' sound because, well, they are older, and, according to the website, both Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt have marriages on the rocks. "Having serious relationships has sobered all three members considerably," reports the