Billie Joe Armstrong’s ongoing treatment forced Green Day to cancel shows , but that doesn’t mean the band has left fans without something new to salivate over.
¡Uno! dropped last month, ¡Dos! follows next month and the third new Green Day album in the trilogy, ¡Tre!, was recently moved up from January to December 7. Combine the legendary punk trio’s enduring relevance with the massive worldwide phenomenon that is “The Twilight Saga” and you get “The Forgotten,” the brand-new Green Day music video from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ (and ¡Tre!), premiered on MTV and MTV.com exclusively on Tuesday (October 30).
The video mixes footage from the final entry in the “Twilight” series with scenes of the band recording, hanging out and performing to massive crowds as Armstrong croons, “Don’t look away from the arms of love.” Much of Green Day’s new output recalls their three-minute pop/punk anthems from the ’90s, but “The Forgotten” is the type of big-ballad emoting the band has also long maintained in their arsenal, from “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” to “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”
Much of the video’s movie footage displays Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) utilizing her newfound vampire powers, running, jumping and otherwise supernaturally powering through the lush forests fans have come to recognize from the series.
“The Forgotten” marks Green Day’s first foray into the world of “Twilight.” The soundtrack for the final “Twilight” film is set to arrive November 13, just three days before the movie hits theaters. Chop Shop and Atlantic Records put the Green Day track alongside contributions from Passion Pit, Feist and franchise co-star Nikki Reed (with husband Paul McDonald), among others.
“When we were asked to be part of the ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ soundtrack, we readily agreed because the films are an insane cultural phenomenon, and we have always been impressed with the way the ‘Twilight’ soundtracks are so carefully curated,” bassist Mike Dirnt recently told Yahoo! Movies’ MOVIEtalk.
Armstrong checked into rehab following an onstage tirade at last month’s iHeartRadio Music Festival . Dirnt, who has been friends with Armstrong since high school, and drummer Tré Cool have been supportive of the singer in the press. “He’s in the middle of some really big things, but we’re going to pull through,” Dirnt told the U.K.’s Kerrang.
Don’t miss “MTV First: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ on Thursday, November 1, at 8 p.m. on MTV! Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will premiere an exclusive clip from the final “Twilight” movie, followed by a lengthy interview that will continue on MTV.com. Submit questions for the “Twilight” trio @MTVNews, hashtag #AskTwilight.