Back in 2014, Billie Joe was confirmed to be part of a new comedy called Geezer. It would be Billie Joe’s first leading role, in which he plays a 40 year old rock star whose family forgets his birthday. The film just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City last night, and Green Day performed a quick concert afterwards. In addition to playing concert standard “American Idiot,” the Nimrod album track “Scattered,” and a handful of covers, Green Day also performed two new songs Billie had written for Geezer: “Devil’s Kind” and “Ordinary World.” Billie wrote both of these songs specifically for the film.
The set opened with a new tune called “Devil’s Kind.” It’s a fast-paced punk song that may recall the Foxboro Hot Tubs or Green Day’s 2012 album ¡Dos!
Billie ended the set with “Ordinary Day,” an acoustic ballad that appears at the end of Geezer.
As they were written for the movie, these are not Green Day songs and will probably not be on the new album the band is currently working on. Nonetheless, it’s nice to hear something new!
Geezer was written and directed by Lee Kirk, and stars Billie Joe alongside Selma Blair and Judy Greer. The comedy is showing at film festivals for now, and should have an official release later this year.
Green Day has been recording their upcoming 12th studio album since January this year. They’ve been fairly quiet about the sound of the album and their progress so far, but it’s expected to be out sometime this fall. For now, you can read up on all we know about the upcoming album so far. There should be plenty of news on the new music in the coming months, so keep checking back here for all the latest on Green Day.
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