Green Day's Mike Dirnt hints at new music

When asked what he's looking forward to, Green Day's Mike Dirnt reveals, "New music… and unknown adventures." Ooooh…

Green Day's Mike Dirnt hints at new music
Emily Carter

Following the release of February's Here Comes The Shock and May's Pollyanna, it sounds as though Green Day are very much thinking about even more new material.

In an interview with the band's own Oakland Coffee company and their new Morning Roasts series, bassist Mike Dirnt is asked what he has coming up, as well as what he's most looking forward to. His intriguing response? "New music… and unknown adventures." Nice! Mike also reveals where he gets his inspiration from, detailing: "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."

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In the same series, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is asked about "new habits or hobbies" he's picked up over the past year, to which he responds that he's "trying to learn how to play the tapping solo to Mean Streets by Van Halen".

Billie Joe also says of how he gets inspired: "Inspiration comes in all forms for me. 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."

Check out Oakland Coffee's Morning Roasts segment here.

Catch Green Day with Fall Out Boy and Weezer on the Hella Mega Tour at the following dates:

July 2021

24 Dallas, TX – Globe Life Field *
27 Atlanta, GA – Truist Park *
29 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park *
31 Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field *

August 2021

1 Miami Beach, FL – Hard Rock Stadium *
4 Queens, NY – Citi Field *
5 Boston, MA – Fenway Park *
8 Washington, D.C. – Nationals Park *
10 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park *
13 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium *
15 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field *
17 Columbus, OH – Historic Crew Stadium *
19 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park *
20 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park *
23 Minneapolis, MN – Target Field *
25 Commerce City, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park *
27 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park *
29 San Diego, CA – Petco Park *

September 2021

1 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
3 Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium *
6 Seattle, WA – T‑Mobile Park *

(* = w/ The Interrupters)

June 2022

19 Ernst-Happel Stadion – Vienna, Austria
21 Antwerps Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
22 Stadspark – Groningen, Netherlands
24 London Stadium – London, UK
25 John Smith’s Stadium – Huddersfield, UK
27 Venue TBA – Dublin, Ireland
29 Bellahouston Park – Glasgow, UK

July 2022

2 Paris La Defense Arena – Paris, France

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