Last week, Green Day released their new compilation, Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band. In addition to two new recordings and the band’s biggest singles from 1994 through 2016, Green Day also included “2000 Light Years Away,” from their 1992 album, Kerplunk!. Today, the band surprised fans with a new music video for the old song. After all these years, “2000 Light Years Away” finally got the video treatment in the form of compiled live footage from the band’s early years. Some of the performances will look familiar to fans. It’s a nice video for Green Day’s earliest Greatest Hits song.
Watch the video for “2000 Light Years Away” below:
“2000 Light Years Away” first appeared on Green Day’s 1992 independent record, Kerplunk!. It’s also featured on the band’s new compilation, Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band.
You can stream Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band on Spotify now, or download it from iTunes. The physical copy is available in stores, and you can check out some spiffy bundles on the band’s official site. Along with “2000 Light Years Away” and the two new songs (“Back In The USA” and the new version of “Ordinary World”), it features 19 of Green Day’s biggest hits. Both Dookie and American Idiot are well-represented, while the other albums get just one or two songs apiece. (Except their underrated trilogy records, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, which are, sadly, unaccounted for.)
Green Day released their most recent album, Revolution Radio, last October. It launched three official singles, including “Bang Bang,” “Still Breathing,” and the title track. Earlier this summer, Billie Joe stated that the band would film a music video for “Forever Now,” but with this greatest hits announcement, it seems that plan was scrapped.
More cinematically generous than ever, the band also shared eight lyric videos, starting with gritty animated “Bang Bang,” “Revolution Radio,” and “Still Breathing” clips. After the album’s release, the fun “Youngblood,” somber “Ordinary World,” and rollicking “Say Goodbye” followed suite. Green Day kicked off 2017 with a pointed jab at Donald Trump in “Troubled Times,” and ended with “Too Dumb To Die” in September.
For even more Green Day, you can see a four-part documentary of the band’s early years on Spotify, too. If you want a closer look at the Bay area punk scene Green Day sprang from, be sure to watch their new documentary, Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk.
Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band is out now. Keep checking back here for all the latest Green Day news.